Memory Verse: "But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship." Galatians 4:4-5
"One of the tragedies of legalism is that it gives the appearance of spiritual maturity when, in reality, it leads the believer back into a 'second childhood' of Christian experience." (Wiersbe)
1. Law Keeping Christians are immature like children and slaves! Verses 1-3
b. Owns the entire estate but can’t enjoy it
b. Trustees: A person in charge of the administration of a household
c. Until the Father says the time is up! Here this is consistent with Roman customs of granting adulthood to boy at ages varying from 14-17 depending upon the circumstances.
b. Since a child then an heir!
c. Don’t go back to the weak things that enslaved you in your past life!
d. Going back would be a waste of God’s work and the work of the ministry!
Memory Verse: “Give thanks to the Lord, for His love endures forever.” Psalm 107:1 NIV
1. Time: verses 1-2, 6b
b. Many People: all people, Kingss, those in authority
c. Specific Purpose: We may live in peace and quite
Scripture Reading: Galatians 3:15-29
1. Jesus is the “Seed of Abraham”! Verses 15-18
Memory Verse: “He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.” Galatians 3:14Scripture Reading: Galatians 3:1-14
Christians live as recipients of the promise God made to Abraham and the evidence of this is the Holy Spirit working in our lives!
1. Christians live & work through the indwelling Holy Spirit of God! Verses 1-5
Memory Verse: “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20
The solution to hypocrisy and broken fellowship within the church is faith in Jesus Christ expressed as “being crucified” with him and Him living in you!
1. Unified in justification by faith! Verse 15-16
b. Gave himself for me!
4. Unified by a life of grace! Verse 21
Josh Pilgrim, Pastor