15 November 2020 (am) – Galatians 4:1-7

PodcastAndy Bruins preaching from Galatians on Sunday 15th November 2020.

In this passage, Paul likens our salvation to a child coming of age and being received as a full son in the household.
He explains that the plight of the unbeliever is like that of a slave! But that in God’s perfect timing, he sent his Son not just to redeem us but to bring us into full membership of the family.

This is an essential truth that we must grasp. We are not only Redeemed (ransomed, debt of sin satisfied, freed!) but we are also Adopted (heirs with Christ).

If we are to really appreciate the role that the Law of God plays in our lives we must grasp both of these truths.

Big Idea: “…you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.”

Q Read v1-3. In what respects is a child “no different from a slave”!? What was it that held us in slavery according to verse 3? What does this mean?

Q Read v4-5. How has the Son redeemed us? What does redemption mean?

Q What else have we received in 5?

Q Read v6-7. What is the immediate result of our Adoption? How does this relate to what Paul said in chapter 3:2-3?

Q What are the benefits of our Adoption?

Q How do you think this affects our relationship with the Law?