Recordings of recent messages from Monitor Bible Church.
Galatians 4:1-11 (Galatians 4:1-11)Tim Douglass, November 25, 2018
Part of the Galatians series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
The Christians in the Galatian churches to whom this letter was addressed came from many different backgrounds and had previously worshiped many different gods in many different ways. Even the Jews who had become Christians came with a lot of religious history that tended to make them susceptible to being led off by some types of arguments. Paul’s great fear for them is that they will once again enslave themselves to a religious system instead of being free in Christ through faith.
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1Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; 2But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. 3Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: 4But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. 6And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 7Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. 8Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods. 9But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? 10Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. 11I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain. (KJV)