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Children of Freedom

March 15, 2015

Passage: Galatians 4:21-31 Speaker: Pastor Lukus Counterman Series: Gospel Rooted Living

Length: 34 mins 40 secs Plays: 2729

Speaker: Lukus Counterman - Paul had taught the Galatian Christians that they were fully children of Abraham the moment they believed in Christ. The false teachers however had taught them that they had to submit to all the Old Testament laws to be real children of Abraham. So in Galatians 4:21-31 Paul makes his point in one final dramatic way. He compares Abraham’s two sons and uses allegory and typology to apply spiritual principles of the gospel. Many people today want to be under the law. They are not the Judaizers of Galatians, but rather people who live by religious legalsim. They imagine that the way to God is by observing certain rules. There are even professing Christains who turn the gospel into law. In our text this morning, Paul exposes the inconsistency of legalism. This is a difficult allegorical passage, but its message is right up to date.