Speaker: Lukus Counterman - The main emphasis of the second half of Galatians is that in Christ, life is liberty. We were in bondage under the curse or condemnation of the law, but Christ has set us free from it. We were slaves of sin, but now we are God’s children. Yet each time Paul writes of liberty he adds a warning that it can very easily be lost. Some relapse from liberty into bondage (Gal. 5:1); others turn their liberty into license (Gal. 5:13). This was Paul’s theme in the beginning of chapter five. He has emphasized that true Christian liberty expresses itself in self-control, loving service, and obedience to God. The question now is, how are these things possible? And the answer is, by the Holy Spirit. He alone can keep us truly free.