Bible Passage: Galatians 6:11-18
Paul concludes his letter with an exhortation to the churches to not become ‘weary in doing good’ (6:9). By personalizing his plea, pointing to his own suffering for Christ (“I bear on my body the marks of Jesus”, 6:15) and the temptation to avoid the confrontation that comes with following Jesus (6:12). As the sermon series and ministry year winds down this is an opportunity to focus on the hope of the resurrection that ushered in a new age (new creation) and new humanity (the Israel of God) (6:15-16). Paul lifts up their eyes over the horizon of their circumstances and reminds them of the grace and peace that not only accompanies their life in the present but awaits them in the future.