But he is under guardians and administrators or trustees until the date fixed by his father.
So we also, when we were minors, were kept like slaves under the elementary teachings of a system of external observations and regulations.
But when the proper time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born subject to the Law,
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 .
And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, Abba (Father)! Father!
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.
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 .
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?
You observe days and months and seasons and years!
I am alarmed , lest I have labored among and over you to no purpose and in vain.
Brethren, I beg of you, become as I am , for I also have become as you are . You did me no wrong .
On the contrary, you know that it was on account of a bodily ailment that preached the Gospel to you the first time.
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 !
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.
Have I then become your enemy by telling the truth to you and dealing sincerely with you?
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.
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!
My little children, for whom I am again suffering birth pangs until Christ is completely and permanently formed (molded) within you,
Would that I were with you now and could coax you vocally, for I am fearful and perplexed about you!
Tell me, you who are bent on being under the Law, will you listen to what the Law says?
For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the bondmaid and one by the free woman.
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.
Now all this is an allegory; these represent two covenants. One covenant originated from Mount Sinai and bears for slavery; this is Hagar.
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.
But the Jerusalem above (Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.the Messianic kingdom of Christ) is free, and she is our mother.
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.
But we, brethren, are children like Isaac, born Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.in virtue of promise.
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.
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.
So, brethren, we are not children of a slave woman , but of the free .
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.
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?
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.