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Galatians 6:7-10 Why Do Good “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9.

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1 Galatians 6:7-10 Why Do Good “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9

2 Why is good so tiring? It’s hard to do good in a bad world. It’s hard to do good in a bad world. An unhealthy church is discouraging. An unhealthy church is discouraging. The needs are overwhelming. The needs are overwhelming. We distort grace. We distort grace. “You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.” Galatians 5:13

3 Galatians 6:7-10 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. 9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

4 Why Do Good God cannot be mocked or tricked. God cannot be mocked or tricked. You harvest what you plant. You harvest what you plant. Fruit reveals your true identity. Fruit reveals your true identity.

5 Galatians 5:19-21 “The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

6 Galatians 5:22-25 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”

7 Galatians 6:9-10 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”

8 Principles for Doing Good 1. Begin close and reach far. 2. Make it personal. 3. Invest in the long term. 4. Give yourself, but just money. 5. Work to expand God’s Kingdom.

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