“YOU RAN WELL”
                                                        Galatians 5:7-10 (862)


   Introduction

        A.  The apostle Paul used the language of the Olympian games to teach the Galatian
              Christians a lesson.  Example:

        B.  Some of them had not continued in the Christian race because they had been persuaded
              by false teachers to return to Judaism.

   I.  Let’s understand that satan tries to persuade us to discontinue the Christian race.

       A.  The certainty of his hindrances.  1 Peter 5:8 (897)

       B.  The nature of satan’s hindrances.

             1.  Something easier.  Examples:

             2.  Something pleasurable.  Hebrews 11:24-25 (889)

             3.  Ill-feelings.  Galatians 5:15

             4.  Works of the flesh.  Galatians 5:19-21

  II.  How can we overcome the hindrances of satan?

       A.  With faith.  1 John 5:4 (902); Romans 10:17 (836)

       B.  With desire.  Romans 12:1-2 (837)

       C.  With will.  James 1:21,25 (892)

       D.  With Jesus.  Hebrews 12:1-2 (890):  Philippians 4:12-13 (869)

Conclusion

       A.  The Christians life is a life of continual obedience.  John 15:4-6,8 (794)

       B.  Revelation 14:12-13 (913)