Galatians (07) - Paul's Travail (Gal. 4:11-20)

Date: 8/25/2019
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Type: Sunday Sermon
Topic: Galatians
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Galatians 4:11 - I am afraid I may have toiled in vain in you. 12 Become as me, I beg of you, even as I have become like you. [As friends] you have done me no wrong [as of yet]. 13 Rather, knowing that [it was] because of an ailment of the body, I first preached the message to you. 14 And that which was a trial to you in my flesh you did not despise or reject; but you received me just as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus [himself]. 15 So where is that blessing you [had]? For I testify that, if possible, you would have dug out your own eyes and given them to me! 16 So have I become your enemy by [merely] telling you the truth? 17 The [Judaizers] zeal for you is not good. They want to alienate you from us, so that you may have zeal for them. 18 But it is a good to be pursued zealously in a good always, and not only when I am present with you. 19 [However] my dear children, I travail with you [as if to give birth] to Christ formed in you. 20 But [friends] I wish to be present with you now, and to change my tone since I am troubled about you. (GS Trans.)

Gregg Strawbridge Gregg Strawbridge, Ph.D., is the pastor of All Saints Church in Lancaster, PA. He became a committed follower of Jesus Christ at age 20, discipled in the context of a University Navigator Ministry. As a result of personal discipleship he went on to study at Columbia Biblical Seminary (M.A., Columbia, SC, 1990), as well as receive a Ph.D. in education and philosophy... read more