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!
Josh Pilgrim, Pastor