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
- It is possible to loose focus on Jesus and begin to live in the power of our own works of Law! This diminishes Jesus work in us!
- God’s presence and power are through faith in Him, not our works of Law!
- Scripture tells of God’s plan to bless the nations through Abraham!
- Abraham’s spiritual life is the model for justification by faith!
- The faith of Abraham! Genesis 15:6 & 12:3; 18:18; 22:18
- True belief is required! James 2:19
- Abraham’s children are all those who have faith in Jesus, not just the Jews by blood! Romans 1:16
- All of Abraham’s children by faith receive the blessing (the Holy Spirit)! Romans 8:1-17
- The Law brings a curse to all who are under it!
- No one under this curse is justified through their Law keeping!
- Jesus became a curse for us to redeem us from the Law’s curse on us!
- Jesus redeemed us for two reasons!
- 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.
- Thank God for giving you the blessing of Abraham though faith in Jesus!
- If you are not a believer, Repent from your life of sin and turn by faith to Jesus today and receive his promises!
- Ask the Holy Spirit to search your heart and show you any unclean way! Ask Him to show you legalism that may have taken hold! Repent of any known sin!