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Galatians 4 - AMP

2 But he is under guardians and administrators or trustees until the date fixed by his father. 3 So we also, when we were minors, were kept like slaves under the elementary teachings of a system of external observations and regulations. 4 But when the proper time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born subject to the Law, 5 To purchase the freedom of (to ransom, to redeem, to Webster's New International Dictionary offers this as a definition of ``redeem."atone for) those who were subject to the Law, that we might be adopted and have sonship conferred upon us . 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, Abba (Father)! Father! 7 Therefore, you are no longer a slave (bond servant) but a son; and if a son, then an heir Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament.by the aid of God, through Christ. 8 But at that previous time, when you had not come to be acquainted with and understand and know the true God, you were in bondage to gods who by their very nature could not be gods at all . 9 Now, however, that you have come to be acquainted with and understand and know God, or rather to be understood and known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and beggarly and worthless elementary things , whose slaves you once more want to become? 10 You observe days and months and seasons and years! 11 I am alarmed , lest I have labored among and over you to no purpose and in vain. 12 Brethren, I beg of you, become as I am , for I also have become as you are . You did me no wrong . 13 On the contrary, you know that it was on account of a bodily ailment that preached the Gospel to you the first time. 14 And although my physical condition was a trial to you, you did not regard it with contempt, or scorn and loathe and reject me; but you received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus ! 15 What has become of that blessed enjoyment and satisfaction and self-congratulation that once was yours ? For I bear you witness that you would have torn out your own eyes and have given them to me , if that were possible. 16 Have I then become your enemy by telling the truth to you and dealing sincerely with you? 17 These men are zealously trying to dazzle you , but their purpose is not honorable or worthy or for any good. What they want to do is to isolate you , so that they may win you over to their side and get you to court their favor. 18 It is always a fine thing to be zealously sought after for a good purpose and done Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.by reason of purity of heart and life, and not just when I am present with you! 19 My little children, for whom I am again suffering birth pangs until Christ is completely and permanently formed (molded) within you, 20 Would that I were with you now and could coax you vocally, for I am fearful and perplexed about you! 21 Tell me, you who are bent on being under the Law, will you listen to what the Law says? 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the bondmaid and one by the free woman. 23 But whereas the child of the slave woman was born according to the flesh and had an ordinary birth, the son of the free woman was born in fulfillment of the promise. 24 Now all this is an allegory; these represent two covenants. One covenant originated from Mount Sinai and bears for slavery; this is Hagar. 25 Now Hagar is (stands for) Mount Sinai in Arabia and she corresponds to and belongs in the same category with the present Jerusalem, for she is in bondage together with her children. 26 But the Jerusalem above (Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.the Messianic kingdom of Christ) is free, and she is our mother. 27 For it is written in the Scriptures, Rejoice, O barren woman, who has not given birth to children; break forth into a joyful shout, you who are not feeling birth pangs, for the desolate woman has many more children than she who has a husband. 28 But we, brethren, are children like Isaac, born Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.in virtue of promise. 29 Yet as at that time the child born according to the flesh despised and persecuted him according to the Spirit, so it is now also. 30 But what does the Scripture say? Cast out and send away the slave woman and her son, for never shall the son of the slave woman be heir and share the inheritance with the son of the free woman. 31 So, brethren, we are not children of a slave woman , but of the free .



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C. Philip Green avatar
Freedom's Children
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Jan, 2017
Summary: Know your mother and throw out the other. Stop trying to earn your way, and start enjoying your way to heaven.
Series: Freedom!
Scripture: Galatians 4:21-31
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 33
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Freedom's Love
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Dec, 2016
Summary: If you want to be an effective lover, demonstrate GRACE in all your relationships; love freely and without conditions.
Series: Freedom!
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Shared by: Andre King on Dec, 2016
Summary: The Gospels show many illustrations of Jesus. Which did He consider to be the most important?
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The Jesus You Need
Shared by: Andre King on Dec, 2016
Summary: While the Baby Jesus of Christmas is important, Jesus pointed to another time in His Life as necessary for the benefit of man
Jeff Strite avatar
Peace On Earth
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Dec, 2016
Summary: Jesus was born to bring us peace - that's what Isaiah declared and angels sang. But what does that mean? What kind of peace did Jesus come to give me, and how can I receive it?
Dennis Lee avatar
The Sum Total of the Christmas Message
Shared by: Dennis Lee on Dec, 2016
Summary: This sermon looks at the entirety of the Christmas message from the book of Galatians through a series of questions and answers. We look at when Jesus' birth occur, what God did, how and why Jesus came, and the overall purpose.
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Scripture: Galatians 4:4-7
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 113
Jeff Strite avatar
The Gift of Forgiveness
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Dec, 2016
Summary: The angel said that Jesus had come to forgive us of our sins... but why would the story of a baby be important to the Gospel message. What is there about a baby that would figure into God offering us forgiveness?
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Freedom's Maturity
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Nov, 2016
Summary: You are adult sons of God, so don’t behave like children; behave like the adult sons you are.
Series: Freedom!
Scripture: Galatians 4:1-11
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 42
Malcolm Rogers avatar
Who is your true mother?
Shared by: Malcolm Rogers on Apr, 2016
Summary: Where are our true origins? We can only be free from death and law and the need to justify ourselves when we realise that our real mother is not from this world, but that we are children of the heavenly Jerusalem, of the promise of God
Scripture: Galatians 4:21-31
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 204
Chuck Brooks avatar
Jesus Christ, Space Invader
Shared by: Chuck Brooks on Mar, 2016
Summary: God the Son invaded time and space and took on our humanity. God the Creator of the galaxies, came down through forty and two generations and as someone has said, “put on a robe of flesh” becoming just like us yet without sin.
David Radcliff avatar
THE SAVIOR
Shared by: David Radcliff on Mar, 2016
Summary: Promise of a Messiah.
Scripture: Galatians 4:4-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 75
Charl Swart avatar
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE TIMING OF JESUS’ BIRTH
Shared by: Charl Swart on Dec, 2015
Summary: What significance can we deduce from the timing of the birth of Jesus Christ. Are there any lessons that we can learn from it? Is it relevant to us today? And the big question: "Why did Jesus come to earth at the time He came to earth?
Brad Beaman avatar
The Gospel: Shown by Allegory
Shared by: Brad Beaman on Nov, 2015
Summary: Galatians 4:21-31 is unique. It is the only place in the New Testament to use allegory from the Old Testament. These events are recorded in Geneses 15-21. When Abraham was seventy five years old God promised him he would be the father of a great nation.
Series: Galatians
Brad Beaman avatar
The Gospel: Preaching with Compassion
Shared by: Brad Beaman on Nov, 2015
Summary: The Galatians responded to the gospel, grew in their faith and had a close relationship with Paul. For some unknown reason after receiving their freedom in Christ they took a turn back to bondage. They started following the regulations of the law.
Series: Galatians
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Scripture: Galatians 4:8-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 491
Brad Beaman avatar
The Gospel: Rights of Sonship
Shared by: Brad Beaman on Nov, 2015
Summary: The passage of Galatians 3:26-4:7 is about Sonship. We find here about the tremendous privilege of Sonship that comes with faith in Christ. We became Sons of God when we trusted Christ as savior. We actually become a child of the king.
Series: Galatians
T.J. Conwell avatar
Freedom is Already Ours
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Oct, 2015
Summary: We cannot go back into a life of slavery (mainly because we would enjoy our sin). Do we wish to become slaves again? If not; we need to listen to the Word; to not be a slave; we need to live completely for Christ ... in total submission.
Series: Galatians
T.J. Conwell avatar
Do we follow God?
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Sep, 2015
Summary: We ought to be able to show the world Who we serve by our actions and our words. Therefore, how we live our lives for Christ must be focused on Him, always.
Series: Galatians
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Galatians 4:8-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 890
T.J. Conwell avatar
Who is a son of God?
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Sep, 2015
Summary: We are no longer slaves to the world; but heirs with fully to submitted to Christ. It is in this knowledge that our actions must be focused and guided daily as we lead others to Him.
Series: Galatians
Paul Barreca avatar
Is This the Fullness of Time?
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Aug, 2015
Summary: There were signs to point us to the moment of Christ’s First Coming. There are also signs to point us to the moment of his Second Coming.
Byron Sherman avatar
FREEDOM’S MEASURE (2015)-2
Shared by: Byron Sherman on Jul, 2015
Summary: 2 of ? Paul exhorted the Galatian Christians to prioritize their freedom in Christ. But if you do not know what freedom is then you cannot prioritize it!...So... How can Christians measure their freedom? Freedom is measured by your...
Scripture: Galatians 4:19-5:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 584
Byron Sherman avatar
FREEDOM’S MEASURE (2015)-1
Shared by: Byron Sherman on Jul, 2015
Summary: 1 of ? Paul exhorted the Galatian Christians to prioritize their freedom in Christ. But if you do not know what freedom is then you cannot prioritize it!...So... How can Christians measure their freedom? Freedom is measured by your...
Scripture: Galatians 4:19-5:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 917
Paul Norwood avatar
Freedom from Tyranny
Shared by: Paul Norwood on Jun, 2015
Summary: Sermon for nation's celebration of Independence Day and the freedom Christians enjoy from five types of tyranny.
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Scripture: Galatians 4:28-5:1
Views: 672
Nicole Rowan avatar
Adopted and Clothed Heirs Galatians 3:25-4:7
Shared by: Nicole Rowan on Jun, 2015
Summary: We are adopted and clothed heirs of Jesus. A look at Galatians 3:25-4:7
Series: Galatians
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Galatians 3:25-4:7
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 1,434
Rodney Johnson avatar
Why Jesus Part 5
Shared by: Rodney Johnson on Apr, 2015
Summary: This is Part 5 and concludes the series. This message focuses on how Jesus was in the beginning and why He is the only one to take us from being slaves to sons and daughters and therefor heirs.
Series: Why Jesus
Scripture: Galatians 4:1-7
Views: 310
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Abraham, Isaac, and our vocation as Other Christs
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Mar, 2015
Summary: We are called to be children of the promise, not children of slavery to sin.
Jeffrey  Sims avatar
When The Time Comes
Shared by: Jeffrey Sims on Dec, 2014
Summary: We are just slaves to Satan but when the time comes for us to accept Christ we become adopted children of God
Scripture: Galatians 4:4-7
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 375
Charles Newman avatar
What You Didn't Get for Christmas
Shared by: Charles Newman on Dec, 2014
Summary: In the days following Christmas, many will have conversations about what you got for Christmas. Some stories will be grand, some not so much. Gift categories: gifts that need to go back, gifts that you store/cherish, gifts that you use.
Scott Spencer avatar
The Entire Christmas Story in One Verse
Shared by: Scott Spencer on Dec, 2014
Summary: The entire Christmas story in one verse. (Well, technically two verses covering one sentence.) Though it does not mention shepherds or wise-men or inns or stables, it is nonetheless profound and compelling.
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Scripture: Galatians 4:4-5
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 366