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Oxford Bible Church - Living in the Last Days
GALATIANS (25): Casting out Ishmael (Galatians 4:28 - 5:1)

Oxford Bible Church - Living in the Last Days

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 55:20


We look at Genesis 21, which is the basis for Paul's thoughts in this passage. In Genesis 21, Isaac ('laughter') is born, speaking of the rejoicing in Heaven whenever someone in born again. When Isaac was weaned, there was a feast in his honour (v8), which resulted in Ishmael manifesting his insecurity by mocking Isaac (v9). Ishmael, who was 14 years older, was used to being in the ascendency, but now his position was threatened, by Isaac, the child of promise. Paul says this is a picture of how the children of the flesh always persecute the children of the Spirit, and we give examples of this from history. This is also a picture of how the work of the flesh resists the promise of God and the work of the Spirit in our own lives today. Sarah realised that because of this antagonism, Hagar and Ishmael had to be cast out in order for Isaac's promised inheritance to be established, and God agreed with her (v10-12). Likewise, the flesh and the Spirit are mutually exclusive, like bondage and freedom. They are always in opposition (Galatians 5:16-17), and cannot coexist. For the work of the Spirit to be established in our lives, like Abraham, we must cast out the works of the flesh. Otherwise, they will continually resist the fulfilment of God's promise and the work and fruit of the Spirit in our lives. One application to the Galatians is that although the legalistic false teachers were physically Jewish, they were spiritually like Ishmael, bound to Hagar (the Law). Therefore, they were hindering the work of God in the assembly, and so the Galatians should cast them out. Abraham's act of obedience in casting out Ishmael and establishing Isaac as his seed (at the age of 5) marked a significant step forward in God's plan for his life (compare Genesis 15:13 and Acts 7:5 with Exodus 12:40-41 and Galatians 3:17). We know that God revealed this to him, because soon afterwards, he called on the name of 'El Olam', 'the Everlasting God' or 'the God of the Ages' (v33) - the first time this Name of God is revealed. Likewise, when we are obedient to cast out the work of the flesh, the Lord of the Ages, will move our life forward into a new season. Paul concludes that as born again believers, we are by nature free - our spirits have been set free from sin by the indwelling Holy Spirit, and we are free from the Law and its condemnation and curse (4:31).

Dunwoody Community Church
Galatians 4:21-31 — Freedom and Slavery

Dunwoody Community Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022


Oxford Bible Church - Living in the Last Days
GALATIANS (24): Mount Sinai in Arabia (Galatians 4:23-29)

Oxford Bible Church - Living in the Last Days

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 55:28


Paul compares the Old Covenant and its children to Hagar and Ishmael, pointing out that by its nature the Old Covenant (Hagar, the bond-slave) gives birth to children of bondage (Ishmael). He strengthens this identification by pointing out that the origin of the Old Covenant, Mount Sinai, is in Arabia, where Hagar and Ishmael settled after being cast out, from whom came the Arabs. Thus it is clear that the real Mount Sinai must be in Saudi Arabia, rather than in the Sinai Peninsula (a late tradition established during the Byzantine Empire). This agrees with earlier Jewish writings, and with other Scriptures, especially those that locate Mount Sinai in the region of Midian. We discuss the location and discovery of the real Mount Sinai and the split Rock, as well as the place of the Red Sea Crossing, pointing out that scriptures that speak of Yam Suph (translated as Red Sea) point to the Gulf of Aqaba, not the Gulf of Suez or its shallow marshy lakes, which means the parting of the waters was indeed a mighty miracle, just as the Bible describes. Although, the New Jerusalem (like Sarah) had been desolate of children (no one was born again before the New Covenant was established), now she is giving birth to an ever-increasing number of children, as Galatians 4:26-27 points out, by quoting a prophecy from Isaiah 54:1. Thus immediately after the classic prophecy of Christ's sacrificial death and resurrection to establish the New Covenant in Isaiah 53, Isaiah 54 describes the wonderful results of His Sacrifice, including the new birth of multitudes of spiritual children in Christ. Finally, we see that, as always, those who are just born according to the flesh (like Ishmael) persecute those who are born according to the Spirit (like Isaac).

Harvest Church
Children of Promise (Galatians 4:21-5:1)

Harvest Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 38:40


Children of Promise (Galatians 4:21-5:1) by Harvest Church

Movius Ministries
Galatians 4 study! S17|E175

Movius Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 59:00


Have you ever heard something from someone that doesn't sound right theologically based on salvation? Well this chapter might clear the air for you. We will be looking at all of Galatians 4 and breaking down context. Let us continue to trust in what God says about His Word.

Oxford Bible Church - Living in the Last Days
GALATIANS (23): Ishmael and Isaac (Galatians 4:22-26)

Oxford Bible Church - Living in the Last Days

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 56:45


We continue our study of Paul's analogy of Ishmael and Isaac. We take a more in-depth look as how God made it possible for us to receive a supernatural birth like Isaac, through receiving the promise of God in the Gospel, causing us to become the seed of Abraham and heirs of eternal life in Christ. God accomplished this through Christ, the greater than Isaac, the ultimate Seed of Abraham, who, like Isaac, had a supernatural birth, and who, through His perfect life, death and resurrection purchased and received the full blessing of Abraham on our behalf. We look at how God revealed this through the typology in Genesis 22, when Abraham offered up Isaac on Mount Moriah, and received him back from the dead (Hebrews 11:17-19), resulting in the promise of Abraham's blessing coming upon all peoples in Christ, the Seed of Abraham, who would ultimately fulfil the type (Genesis 22:18). When we believe and receive the promise of God through the Gospel, we are put into (union with) Christ and become the spiritual Seed of Abraham, and thereby inherit the blessing by grace (3:26-29). In this way, Isaac, the initial seed of Abraham, is firstly a type of Christ, the greater Seed of Abraham, and secondly of all of us who are in Christ, and who are heirs of the covenant blessing. So when we are born again, we are no longer like unto Ishmael, but new creations made like unto Isaac, children of grace (promise) and inheritors of eternal life. We also discuss how Genesis 22:14 makes it clear that the location of Christ's death and resurrection must have been on Mount Moriah: "Abraham called the name of the place, 'the-Lord-will-Provide'; as it is said to this day: “In the Mount of the Lord it shall be provided.” or better: “In the Mount, the Lord shall be provided.” This is a prophecy that God will provide the ultimate Sacrifice of His Son to fulfil the type, on the same Mount (Mount Moriah - see v2) where Abraham offered up Isaac. We see how this confirms the truth of Gordon's Calvary and the Garden Tomb. Although Jesus died and rose again in the earthly Jerusalem, the origin and centre of operation of the New Covenant, is now the heavenly Jerusalem (Hebrews 12:22-24), especially since the risen Jesus took His Blood there to establish the New Covenant (Hebrews 9:11-15). Thus the New Covenant operating from the heavenly New Jerusalem is our Mother, who is free - corresponding to Sarah in Paul's allegory (see also Psalm 87). By contrast, the origin of the Old Covenant was the earthy Mount Sinai in Arabia, and its centre of operation (at the time Paul wrote Galatians) was the earthly Jerusalem, who was in bondage - corresponding to Hagar.

Oxford Bible Church - Living in the Last Days
GALATIANS (22): Who is your Mother? (Galatians 4:21-24).

Oxford Bible Church - Living in the Last Days

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 56:23


In these verses, Paul illustrates his message with a symbolic allegory, based Abraham's 2 sons, (1) Ishmael and (2) Isaac, born from 2 different mothers, (1) Hagar (the slave) and (2) Sarah (the free woman). The 2 sons derived their nature and status from their mothers, either (1) slavery (bondage) or (2) freedom. These 2 mothers represent (1) the Old Covenant (Law) associated with Mount Sinai, and (2) the New Covenant (Grace), associated with Mount Zion, the heavenly Jerusalem. (1) Just as Ishmael's birth was according to the flesh, by human initiative and effort (Genesis 16), so the children of the law are the product of their own effort and works. (2) Just as Isaac's birth was supernatural, through receiving God's promise (Genesis 17), so the children of the promise (Gospel) are born of the Spirit, the product of God's grace. We make a special study of God's supernatural work of grace by God's Spirit in bringing Isaac to birth, when Abram and Sarai believed His Word (promise), a picture of our supernatural New Birth by God's Spirit, when we believed His promise through the Gospel. Whereas (1) Ishmael, the man of the flesh, was cast out, (2) Isaac, the man born of the Spirit by grace, inherited the covenant, including the blessing of eternal life. Every person is either (1) an Ishmael, or (2) an Isaac. Who is your Mother?

Trinity Community Church Sermons
Galatians 4:1-7 | Adoption: You are God's Child

Trinity Community Church Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022


Freedom Bible Church Sermons
Characteristics of God’s Children – Galatians 4:8-20

Freedom Bible Church Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2022 42:00


Pole Creek Baptist Church
From Slave to Heir, Galatians 4:1-7

Pole Creek Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2022


Pastor Ben Heise

The Tidwell Sermons
Galatians 4: The Son Sent

The Tidwell Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2022 29:36


FBC Durant, Gerald Tidwell, November 27, 1988.  Morning Service.  

RUF at Ole Miss
Galatians 4:7-20 "From Slave to Son"

RUF at Ole Miss

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 29:11


This week we take Galatians 4 in whole as we try to understand what it looks like to live into the reality that through faith in Christ we have been adopted as sons of God and are no longer slaves to our idols. We contrast the experience of a life of a slave with one of a son and apply it to our own lives today as we try to walk in faith with Jesus.

Harvest Church
Knowing and Being Known (Galatians 4:8-20)

Harvest Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 36:10


Knowing and Being Known (Galatians 4:8-20) by Harvest Church

Old Baptist Weekly
OBW Talks: Galatians 4:8-20

Old Baptist Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 67:20


The Talks crew discusses Galatians 4:8-20. Recorded on October 10, 2022.

Oxford Bible Church - Living in the Last Days (audio)
GALATIANS (21): Genuine Love (Galatians 4:16-20).

Oxford Bible Church - Living in the Last Days (audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 56:02


In contrast to the false teachers who were love-bombing the Galatians for their own selfish purposes, Paul's love for them was genuine, both in their presence and when they were separated from them. His motive was not to possess them for himself, but that Christ would be formed in them. He loved them as a mother loves her children. He had originally brought them to birth through his prayers and through the Gospel, and now he was labouring again for them in intercession and in the Word, earnestly desiring to be with them again, reunited in sweet fellowship. Meanwhile he is at his wits end trying to get through to them.

Oxford Bible Church - Living in the Last Days
GALATIANS (21): Genuine Love (Galatians 4:16-20).

Oxford Bible Church - Living in the Last Days

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 56:02


In contrast to the false teachers who were love-bombing the Galatians for their own selfish purposes, Paul's love for them was genuine, both in their presence and when they were separated from them. His motive was not to possess them for himself, but that Christ would be formed in them. He loved them as a mother loves her children. He had originally brought them to birth through his prayers and through the Gospel, and now he was labouring again for them in intercession and in the Word, earnestly desiring to be with them again, reunited in sweet fellowship. Meanwhile he is at his wits end trying to get through to them.

Rock Point Sermons
Galatians – "Discipling in Grace" (Galatians 4:8-20)

Rock Point Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 45:44


Rock Point Church exists to glorify God by leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. You can find your next step with Rock Point at www.myrpchurch.org/connect, or visit us at The Point on Sunday morning. Use this link to find out how you can connect with us online or listen to "Everything You Say You Are," the latest EP from Rock Point Worship! https://linktr.ee/rockpointcville​Rock Point Church 429 W 150 S, Crawfordsville, IN 47933(765) 362-5494

Bayview Bible Chapel
Heirs With Christ | Galatians 4:7

Bayview Bible Chapel

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 36:39


Paul says in Galatians 4:7 that Christians are God's heirs. But what does that mean? What do Christians actually inherit? And how should it impact their life here on Earth? Find out. | Galatians 4:7

Oxford Bible Church - Living in the Last Days (audio)
GALATIANS (20): Paul's Emotional Appeal to the Galatians (Galatians 4:7-17)

Oxford Bible Church - Living in the Last Days (audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 53:43


Having described how God had saved them from bondage to external law and ceremonial religion, and evil spirits, and given them the liberty and inheritance of sonship (v7-8), Paul points out how foolish is it for them to desire to return to being in bondage again to external ceremonial laws, such as observing days, months, seasons and years (v9-10), which he describes as weak and beggarly elements (v3,9) – that is, they are impotent to save, and have no intrinsic value. They are not reality, but only shadows of reality, whose purpose is to point to the substance (Christ). But now we are in Christ, our faith connects us directly to His realities, so these outward observances are no longer necessary. In fact, if we believe that we must focus our lives on obeying them, the danger is that it will cause us to focus on externals, rather than on the reality in Christ. Then Paul makes a series of personal appeals to the Galatians, reminding them how much he had sacrificed and laboured among them, so they would know the truth (v11), how much he had identified with them and come alongside them, which should cause them to stop distancing themselves from him, but instead be loyal to him (v12). He then reminds them how they received him with love and honour as God's messenger, when he came to them with the Gospel, even though he came in weakness, and with much bruising around his eyes, having just been stoned to death (v13-14, see Acts 14:19-25). He reminds them of the blessedness of their time together, when God's love flowed freely between them, when they would have been willing to give up their own eyes for his sake (v15). Then he shames them by saying: “have I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth?” (v16). Finally, he points out that the false teachers are making a fuss of them for selfish reasons, so that they would be able to possess the Galatians for themselves, and so control them, and cut them off from Paul and everyone else (v17), which is exactly the way that cults operate.

Oxford Bible Church - Living in the Last Days
GALATIANS (20): Paul's Emotional Appeal to the Galatians (Galatians 4:7-17)

Oxford Bible Church - Living in the Last Days

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 53:43


Having described how God had saved them from bondage to external law and ceremonial religion, and evil spirits, and given them the liberty and inheritance of sonship (v7-8), Paul points out how foolish is it for them to desire to return to being in bondage again to external ceremonial laws, such as observing days, months, seasons and years (v9-10), which he describes as weak and beggarly elements (v3,9) – that is, they are impotent to save, and have no intrinsic value. They are not reality, but only shadows of reality, whose purpose is to point to the substance (Christ). But now we are in Christ, our faith connects us directly to His realities, so these outward observances are no longer necessary. In fact, if we believe that we must focus our lives on obeying them, the danger is that it will cause us to focus on externals, rather than on the reality in Christ. Then Paul makes a series of personal appeals to the Galatians, reminding them how much he had sacrificed and laboured among them, so they would know the truth (v11), how much he had identified with them and come alongside them, which should cause them to stop distancing themselves from him, but instead be loyal to him (v12). He then reminds them how they received him with love and honour as God's messenger, when he came to them with the Gospel, even though he came in weakness, and with much bruising around his eyes, having just been stoned to death (v13-14, see Acts 14:19-25). He reminds them of the blessedness of their time together, when God's love flowed freely between them, when they would have been willing to give up their own eyes for his sake (v15). Then he shames them by saying: “have I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth?” (v16). Finally, he points out that the false teachers are making a fuss of them for selfish reasons, so that they would be able to possess the Galatians for themselves, and so control them, and cut them off from Paul and everyone else (v17), which is exactly the way that cults operate.

Grace Fellowship Clanton
What Gospel Ministry Looks Like (Galatians 4:8-20) - Audio

Grace Fellowship Clanton

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 31:50


Paul’s emotional appeal gives us a picture of what gospel ministry should look like.

Grace Fellowship Clanton
What Gospel Ministry Looks Like (Galatians 4:8-20) - Video

Grace Fellowship Clanton

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 31:50


Paul’s emotional appeal gives us a picture of what gospel ministry should look like.

Truth on SermonAudio
Galatians 4:7-19

Truth on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 56:00


A new MP3 sermon from Bible Believers Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: Galatians 4:7-19 Speaker: Russell Broussard Broadcaster: Bible Believers Baptist Church Event: Teaching Date: 10/5/2022 Bible: Galatians 4:7-19 Length: 56 min.

Tribulation on SermonAudio
Galatians 4:7-19

Tribulation on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 56:00


A new MP3 sermon from Bible Believers Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: Galatians 4:7-19 Speaker: Russell Broussard Broadcaster: Bible Believers Baptist Church Event: Teaching Date: 10/5/2022 Bible: Galatians 4:7-19 Length: 56 min.

Preaching on SermonAudio
Galatians 4:7-19

Preaching on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 56:00


A new MP3 sermon from Bible Believers Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: Galatians 4:7-19 Speaker: Russell Broussard Broadcaster: Bible Believers Baptist Church Event: Teaching Date: 10/5/2022 Bible: Galatians 4:7-19 Length: 56 min.

Prayer on SermonAudio
Galatians 4:7-19

Prayer on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 56:00


A new MP3 sermon from Bible Believers Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: Galatians 4:7-19 Speaker: Russell Broussard Broadcaster: Bible Believers Baptist Church Event: Teaching Date: 10/5/2022 Bible: Galatians 4:7-19 Length: 56 min.

Sunday Sermons - Reality Church London
In The Family | Galatians 4:1-7

Sunday Sermons - Reality Church London

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 36:46


Rather than relating to God as a taskmaster whose rules must be followed. The gospel creates a new dynamic in which a person can relate to God with the deepest closeness and intimacy.

Oxford Bible Church - Living in the Last Days (audio)
GALATIANS (19): From Slavery to Sonship (Galatians 4:4-7). or 4:4-11

Oxford Bible Church - Living in the Last Days (audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 55:00


These wonderful verses describe how God the Father has saved us by His grace in (1) sending forth His Son into the world to redeem us (v4-5), and (2) sending forth His Spirit into our hearts to regenerate and indwell us and lead us into our full inheritance (v6-7). We discuss what ‘the fullness of time' means (v4), and how these verses claim that Jesus is the God-man, born of a virgin (Genesis 3:15, Isaiah 7:14), who lived a sinless life, fulfilling the Law perfectly (v4), in order to redeem us from the curse of the law, that we might be set free from bondage to external law, by being placed (adopted) as sons (‘huios') of God. Upon this legal basis, God then also immediately sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, regenerating our spirits in the New Birth, making us actual sons of God, who cry out from our spirit: “Abba, Father!” (v6). Therefore, we are no longer slaves, but sons, and heirs of God and His full blessing of salvation through Christ (v7).

Oxford Bible Church - Living in the Last Days
GALATIANS (19): From Slavery to Sonship (Galatians 4:4-7). or 4:4-11

Oxford Bible Church - Living in the Last Days

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 55:00


These wonderful verses describe how God the Father has saved us by His grace in (1) sending forth His Son into the world to redeem us (v4-5), and (2) sending forth His Spirit into our hearts to regenerate and indwell us and lead us into our full inheritance (v6-7). We discuss what ‘the fullness of time' means (v4), and how these verses claim that Jesus is the God-man, born of a virgin (Genesis 3:15, Isaiah 7:14), who lived a sinless life, fulfilling the Law perfectly (v4), in order to redeem us from the curse of the law, that we might be set free from bondage to external law, by being placed (adopted) as sons (‘huios') of God. Upon this legal basis, God then also immediately sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, regenerating our spirits in the New Birth, making us actual sons of God, who cry out from our spirit: “Abba, Father!” (v6). Therefore, we are no longer slaves, but sons, and heirs of God and His full blessing of salvation through Christ (v7).

Old Baptist Weekly
OBW Talks: Galatians 4:5-7

Old Baptist Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 77:50


The Talks crew discusses Galatians 4:5-7. Recorded on October 4, 2022.

WWUTT
WWUTT 1782 Children of Promise, Part 2 (Galatians 4:21-31)

WWUTT

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 24:01


Reading Galatians 4:21-31 where Paul continues the allegory of the slave woman and the free woman, that we may know that we are children of promise. Visit wwutt.com for all our videos!

Christadelphians Talk
(Audio only) Thought for October 3rd 'until Christ is formed in you ' Galatians 4

Christadelphians Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 5:58


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WWUTT
WWUTT 1781 Children of Promise, Part 1 (Galatians 4:21-31)

WWUTT

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 24:39


Reading Galatians 4:21-31 where the Apostle Paul uses an allegory from the Law to demonstrate who are the enslaved children and who are truly set free. Visit wwutt.com for all our videos!

Praying the Word with First Baptist New Orleans
Galatians 4:8-11 (with Pastor Chad Gilbert)

Praying the Word with First Baptist New Orleans

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 3:17


Read this passage in the Bible app.Are you looking for a Bible reading plan? We've developed two options for you to use. For more information, visit fbno.org/daily-bible-reading.Follow First Baptist New Orleans on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for daily encouragement and more info about what's happening at FBNO.

Harvest Church
No Longer Slaves, but Sons (Galatians 4:1-7)

Harvest Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 37:45


No Longer Slaves, but Sons (Galatians 4:1-7) by Harvest Church

Oxford Bible Church - Living in the Last Days
GALATIANS (18): Our Inheritance in Christ (Galatians 3:26 - 4:7)

Oxford Bible Church - Living in the Last Days

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 55:00


In this study, we see what God did for us, when we received Christ as Lord and Saviour. The key phrase is ‘in Christ.' God made the promise of salvation to Abraham and His SEED, who is CHRIST (v16). Christ received the full Blessing of Abraham on our behalf, and when we trusted in Christ, we were baptised into Christ (v27, Romans 6:3-7). In Christ (through our union with Him) we became sons of God (v26), clothed with His righteousness (v27). Moreover, all believers in Christ, whatever our race, status or sex, are ONE (literally, one entity), for if we are in Christ (v26,27,28), we are Christ's (under His headship), forming part of Abraham's SEED (v29), who is CHRIST (He is the head and we are the body). This agrees with 1Corinthians 12:12-13: “By one Spirit we were all baptised into one body (Christ), whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.” Since in Christ, we are now the Seed of Abraham, we inherit the Blessing of Abraham, which includes our full salvation, as a free-gift of His grace (v14,29). In Galatians 4:1-7, Paul restates his previous argument from 3:23-25, proving that when we trust in Christ, we are no longer slaves (under the law), but sons, who are free. He points out that any potential heir, while still a child, is under external restraint (law), like a slave, until the time appointed by the father (4:1-2), for him to be raised into the position of mature sonship (as a ‘huios'), when he is set free from bondage to the external law, and is able to enter into and enjoy his inheritance (v5,7). Likewise, before our salvation, we were in bondage to the Law, described as the elementary principles of religion, that is, the Ceremonial Law (v3), but now through Christ we have been redeemed, set free from slavery to the Law, adopted as sons and heirs of God, and given His Holy Spirit to dwell within us (v5-7).

Arbor Dale Church
Galatians 4:21-5:1, Born Ordinary or Born of the Spirit ~Tee Gatewood

Arbor Dale Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 23:52


Galatians 4:21-5:1, Born Ordinary or Born of the Spirit ~Tee Gatewood by Arbor Dale Church

Read the Bible
2 Samuel 24; Galatians 4; Ezekiel 31; Psalm 79

Read the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022


WWUTT
WWUTT 1778 Have I Now Become Your Enemy, Part 2 (Galatians 4:12-20)

WWUTT

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 24:51


Reading Galatians 4:12-20 where the Apostle Paul's rebuke toward the Galatians is not only for their benefit but also for those who learn from the Galatians' errors. Visit wwutt.com for all our videos!

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan
September 28: 2 Samuel 24; Galatians 4; Psalm 79; Ezekiel 31

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 13:17


With family: 2 Samuel 24; Galatians 4 2 Samuel 24 (Listen) David's Census 24 Again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, “Go, number Israel and Judah.” 2 So the king said to Joab, the commander of the army,1 who was with him, “Go through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan to Beersheba, and number the people, that I may know the number of the people.” 3 But Joab said to the king, “May the LORD your God add to the people a hundred times as many as they are, while the eyes of my lord the king still see it, but why does my lord the king delight in this thing?” 4 But the king's word prevailed against Joab and the commanders of the army. So Joab and the commanders of the army went out from the presence of the king to number the people of Israel. 5 They crossed the Jordan and began from Aroer,2 and from the city that is in the middle of the valley, toward Gad and on to Jazer. 6 Then they came to Gilead, and to Kadesh in the land of the Hittites;3 and they came to Dan, and from Dan4 they went around to Sidon, 7 and came to the fortress of Tyre and to all the cities of the Hivites and Canaanites; and they went out to the Negeb of Judah at Beersheba. 8 So when they had gone through all the land, they came to Jerusalem at the end of nine months and twenty days. 9 And Joab gave the sum of the numbering of the people to the king: in Israel there were 800,000 valiant men who drew the sword, and the men of Judah were 500,000. The Lord's Judgment of David's Sin 10 But David's heart struck him after he had numbered the people. And David said to the LORD, “I have sinned greatly in what I have done. But now, O LORD, please take away the iniquity of your servant, for I have done very foolishly.” 11 And when David arose in the morning, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying, 12 “Go and say to David, ‘Thus says the LORD, Three things I offer5 you. Choose one of them, that I may do it to you.'” 13 So Gad came to David and told him, and said to him, “Shall three6 years of famine come to you in your land? Or will you flee three months before your foes while they pursue you? Or shall there be three days' pestilence in your land? Now consider, and decide what answer I shall return to him who sent me.” 14 Then David said to Gad, “I am in great distress. Let us fall into the hand of the LORD, for his mercy is great; but let me not fall into the hand of man.” 15 So the LORD sent a pestilence on Israel from the morning until the appointed time. And there died of the people from Dan to Beersheba 70,000 men. 16 And when the angel stretched out his hand toward Jerusalem to destroy it, the LORD relented from the calamity and said to the angel who was working destruction among the people, “It is enough; now stay your hand.” And the angel of the LORD was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite. 17 Then David spoke to the LORD when he saw the angel who was striking the people, and said, “Behold, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly. But these sheep, what have they done? Please let your hand be against me and against my father's house.” David Builds an Altar 18 And Gad came that day to David and said to him, “Go up, raise an altar to the LORD on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.” 19 So David went up at Gad's word, as the LORD commanded. 20 And when Araunah looked down, he saw the king and his servants coming on toward him. And Araunah went out and paid homage to the king with his face to the ground. 21 And Araunah said, “Why has my lord the king come to his servant?” David said, “To buy the threshing floor from you, in order to build an altar to the LORD, that the plague may be averted from the people.” 22 Then Araunah said to David, “Let my lord the king take and offer up what seems good to him. Here are the oxen for the burnt offering and the threshing sledges and the yokes of the oxen for the wood. 23 All this, O king, Araunah gives to the king.” And Araunah said to the king, “May the LORD your God accept you.” 24 But the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will buy it from you for a price. I will not offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God that cost me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels7 of silver. 25 And David built there an altar to the LORD and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the LORD responded to the plea for the land, and the plague was averted from Israel. Footnotes [1] 24:2 Septuagint to Joab and the commanders of the army [2] 24:5 Septuagint; Hebrew encamped in Aroer [3] 24:6 Septuagint; Hebrew to the land of Tahtim-hodshi [4] 24:6 Septuagint; Hebrew they came to Dan-jaan and [5] 24:12 Or hold over [6] 24:13 Compare 1 Chronicles 21:12, Septuagint; Hebrew seven [7] 24:24 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams (ESV) Galatians 4 (Listen) Sons and Heirs 4 I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave,1 though he is the owner of everything, 2 but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. 3 In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principles2 of the world. 4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God. Paul's Concern for the Galatians 8 Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods. 9 But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more? 10 You observe days and months and seasons and years! 11 I am afraid I may have labored over you in vain. 12 Brothers,3 I entreat you, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You did me no wrong. 13 You know it was because of a bodily ailment that I preached the gospel to you at first, 14 and though my condition was a trial to you, you did not scorn or despise me, but received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus. 15 What then has become of your blessedness? For I testify to you that, if possible, you would have gouged out your eyes and given them to me. 16 Have I then become your enemy by telling you the truth?4 17 They make much of you, but for no good purpose. They want to shut you out, that you may make much of them. 18 It is always good to be made much of for a good purpose, and not only when I am present with you, 19 my little children, for whom I am again in the anguish of childbirth until Christ is formed in you! 20 I wish I could be present with you now and change my tone, for I am perplexed about you. Example of Hagar and Sarah 21 Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not listen to the law? 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and one by a free woman. 23 But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, while the son of the free woman was born through promise. 24 Now this may be interpreted allegorically: these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar. 25 Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia;5 she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. 26 But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother. 27 For it is written,   “Rejoice, O barren one who does not bear;    break forth and cry aloud, you who are not in labor!  For the children of the desolate one will be more    than those of the one who has a husband.” 28 Now you,6 brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise. 29 But just as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now. 30 But what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave woman shall not inherit with the son of the free woman.” 31 So, brothers, we are not children of the slave but of the free woman. Footnotes [1] 4:1 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface; also verse 7 [2] 4:3 Or elemental spirits; also verse 9 [3] 4:12 Or Brothers and sisters; also verses 28, 31 [4] 4:16 Or by dealing truthfully with you [5] 4:25 Some manuscripts For Sinai is a mountain in Arabia [6] 4:28 Some manuscripts we (ESV) In private: Psalm 79; Ezekiel 31 Psalm 79 (Listen) How Long, O Lord? A Psalm of Asaph. 79   O God, the nations have come into your inheritance;    they have defiled your holy temple;    they have laid Jerusalem in ruins.2   They have given the bodies of your servants    to the birds of the heavens for food,    the flesh of your faithful to the beasts of the earth.3   They have poured out their blood like water    all around Jerusalem,    and there was no one to bury them.4   We have become a taunt to our neighbors,    mocked and derided by those around us. 5   How long, O LORD? Will you be angry forever?    Will your jealousy burn like fire?6   Pour out your anger on the nations    that do not know you,  and on the kingdoms    that do not call upon your name!7   For they have devoured Jacob    and laid waste his habitation. 8   Do not remember against us our former iniquities;1    let your compassion come speedily to meet us,    for we are brought very low.9   Help us, O God of our salvation,    for the glory of your name;  deliver us, and atone for our sins,    for your name's sake!10   Why should the nations say,    “Where is their God?”  Let the avenging of the outpoured blood of your servants    be known among the nations before our eyes! 11   Let the groans of the prisoners come before you;    according to your great power, preserve those doomed to die!12   Return sevenfold into the lap of our neighbors    the taunts with which they have taunted you, O Lord!13   But we your people, the sheep of your pasture,    will give thanks to you forever;    from generation to generation we will recount your praise. Footnotes [1] 79:8 Or the iniquities of former generations (ESV) Ezekiel 31 (Listen) Pharaoh to Be Slain 31 In the eleventh year, in the third month, on the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me: 2 “Son of man, say to Pharaoh king of Egypt and to his multitude:   “Whom are you like in your greatness?3     Behold, Assyria was a cedar in Lebanon,  with beautiful branches and forest shade,    and of towering height,    its top among the clouds.14   The waters nourished it;    the deep made it grow tall,  making its rivers flow    around the place of its planting,  sending forth its streams    to all the trees of the field.5   So it towered high    above all the trees of the field;  its boughs grew large    and its branches long    from abundant water in its shoots.6   All the birds of the heavens    made their nests in its boughs;  under its branches all the beasts of the field    gave birth to their young,  and under its shadow    lived all great nations.7   It was beautiful in its greatness,    in the length of its branches;  for its roots went down    to abundant waters.8   The cedars in the garden of God could not rival it,    nor the fir trees equal its boughs;  neither were the plane trees    like its branches;  no tree in the garden of God    was its equal in beauty.9   I made it beautiful    in the mass of its branches,  and all the trees of Eden envied it,    that were in the garden of God. 10 “Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Because it2 towered high and set its top among the clouds,3 and its heart was proud of its height, 11 I will give it into the hand of a mighty one of the nations. He shall surely deal with it as its wickedness deserves. I have cast it out. 12 Foreigners, the most ruthless of nations, have cut it down and left it. On the mountains and in all the valleys its branches have fallen, and its boughs have been broken in all the ravines of the land, and all the peoples of the earth have gone away from its shadow and left it. 13 On its fallen trunk dwell all the birds of the heavens, and on its branches are all the beasts of the field. 14 All this is in order that no trees by the waters may grow to towering height or set their tops among the clouds,4 and that no trees that drink water may reach up to them in height. For they are all given over to death, to the world below, among the children of man,5 with those who go down to the pit. 15 “Thus says the Lord GOD: On the day the cedar6 went down to Sheol I caused mourning; I closed the deep over it, and restrained its rivers, and many waters were stopped. I clothed Lebanon in gloom for it, and all the trees of the field fainted because of it. 16 I made the nations quake at the sound of its fall, when I cast it down to Sheol with those who go down to the pit. And all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, were comforted in the world below. 17 They also went down to Sheol with it, to those who are slain by the sword; yes, those who were its arm, who lived under its shadow among the nations. 18 “Whom are you thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? You shall be brought down with the trees of Eden to the world below. You shall lie among the uncircumcised, with those who are slain by the sword. “This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, declares the Lord GOD.” Footnotes [1] 31:3 Or its top went through the thick boughs [2] 31:10 Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew you [3] 31:10 Or its top through the thick boughs [4] 31:14 Or their tops through the thick boughs [5] 31:14 Or of Adam [6] 31:15 Hebrew it (ESV)

WWUTT
WWUTT 1777 Have I Now Become Your Enemy, Part 1 (Galatians 4:12-20)

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Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 24:17


Reading Galatians 4:12-20 where the Apostle Paul recalls the Galatians' generosity when they were sound in doctrine, but a false gospel has changed their behavior. Visit wwutt.com for all our videos!

WWUTT
WWUTT 1776 No Longer Slaves but Heirs (Galatians 4:1-7)

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Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 22:48


Reading Galatians 4:1-7, where the Apostle Paul starts with an illustration to show how we have been made heirs with Christ of all the promises of the Father. Visit wwutt.com for all our videos!

ESV: Read through the Bible
September 26: Isaiah 7–9; Galatians 4

ESV: Read through the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 14:06


Morning: Isaiah 7–9 Isaiah 7–9 (Listen) Isaiah Sent to King Ahaz 7 In the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, son of Uzziah, king of Judah, Rezin the king of Syria and Pekah the son of Remaliah the king of Israel came up to Jerusalem to wage war against it, but could not yet mount an attack against it. 2 When the house of David was told, “Syria is in league with1 Ephraim,” the heart of Ahaz2 and the heart of his people shook as the trees of the forest shake before the wind. 3 And the LORD said to Isaiah, “Go out to meet Ahaz, you and Shear-jashub3 your son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool on the highway to the Washer's Field. 4 And say to him, ‘Be careful, be quiet, do not fear, and do not let your heart be faint because of these two smoldering stumps of firebrands, at the fierce anger of Rezin and Syria and the son of Remaliah. 5 Because Syria, with Ephraim and the son of Remaliah, has devised evil against you, saying, 6 “Let us go up against Judah and terrify it, and let us conquer it4 for ourselves, and set up the son of Tabeel as king in the midst of it,” 7 thus says the Lord GOD:   “‘It shall not stand,    and it shall not come to pass.8   For the head of Syria is Damascus,    and the head of Damascus is Rezin.  And within sixty-five years    Ephraim will be shattered from being a people.9   And the head of Ephraim is Samaria,    and the head of Samaria is the son of Remaliah.  If you5 are not firm in faith,    you will not be firm at all.'” The Sign of Immanuel 10 Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz: 11 “Ask a sign of the LORD your6 God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven.” 12 But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, and I will not put the LORD to the test.” 13 And he7 said, “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary men, that you weary my God also? 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.8 15 He shall eat curds and honey when he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good. 16 For before the boy knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land whose two kings you dread will be deserted. 17 The LORD will bring upon you and upon your people and upon your father's house such days as have not come since the day that Ephraim departed from Judah—the king of Assyria!” 18 In that day the LORD will whistle for the fly that is at the end of the streams of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria. 19 And they will all come and settle in the steep ravines, and in the clefts of the rocks, and on all the thornbushes, and on all the pastures.9 20 In that day the Lord will shave with a razor that is hired beyond the River10—with the king of Assyria—the head and the hair of the feet, and it will sweep away the beard also. 21 In that day a man will keep alive a young cow and two sheep, 22 and because of the abundance of milk that they give, he will eat curds, for everyone who is left in the land will eat curds and honey. 23 In that day every place where there used to be a thousand vines, worth a thousand shekels11 of silver, will become briers and thorns. 24 With bow and arrows a man will come there, for all the land will be briers and thorns. 25 And as for all the hills that used to be hoed with a hoe, you will not come there for fear of briers and thorns, but they will become a place where cattle are let loose and where sheep tread. The Coming Assyrian Invasion 8 Then the LORD said to me, “Take a large tablet and write on it in common characters,12 ‘Belonging to Maher-shalal-hash-baz.'13 2 And I will get reliable witnesses, Uriah the priest and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah, to attest for me.” 3 And I went to the prophetess, and she conceived and bore a son. Then the LORD said to me, “Call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz; 4 for before the boy knows how to cry ‘My father' or ‘My mother,' the wealth of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria will be carried away before the king of Assyria.” 5 The LORD spoke to me again: 6 “Because this people has refused the waters of Shiloah that flow gently, and rejoice over Rezin and the son of Remaliah, 7 therefore, behold, the Lord is bringing up against them the waters of the River,14 mighty and many, the king of Assyria and all his glory. And it will rise over all its channels and go over all its banks, 8 and it will sweep on into Judah, it will overflow and pass on, reaching even to the neck, and its outspread wings will fill the breadth of your land, O Immanuel.” 9   Be broken,15 you peoples, and be shattered;16    give ear, all you far countries;  strap on your armor and be shattered;    strap on your armor and be shattered.10   Take counsel together, but it will come to nothing;    speak a word, but it will not stand,    for God is with us.17 Fear God, Wait for the Lord 11 For the LORD spoke thus to me with his strong hand upon me, and warned me not to walk in the way of this people, saying: 12 “Do not call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread. 13 But the LORD of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. 14 And he will become a sanctuary and a stone of offense and a rock of stumbling to both houses of Israel, a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 15 And many shall stumble on it. They shall fall and be broken; they shall be snared and taken.” 16 Bind up the testimony; seal the teaching18 among my disciples. 17 I will wait for the LORD, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob, and I will hope in him. 18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD has given me are signs and portents in Israel from the LORD of hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion. 19 And when they say to you, “Inquire of the mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter,” should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living? 20 To the teaching and to the testimony! If they will not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn. 21 They will pass through the land,19 greatly distressed and hungry. And when they are hungry, they will be enraged and will speak contemptuously against20 their king and their God, and turn their faces upward. 22 And they will look to the earth, but behold, distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish. And they will be thrust into thick darkness. For to Us a Child Is Born 9 21 But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.22 2   23 The people who walked in darkness    have seen a great light;  those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,    on them has light shone.3   You have multiplied the nation;    you have increased its joy;  they rejoice before you    as with joy at the harvest,    as they are glad when they divide the spoil.4   For the yoke of his burden,    and the staff for his shoulder,    the rod of his oppressor,    you have broken as on the day of Midian.5   For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult    and every garment rolled in blood    will be burned as fuel for the fire.6   For to us a child is born,    to us a son is given;  and the government shall be upon24 his shoulder,    and his name shall be called25  Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.7   Of the increase of his government and of peace    there will be no end,  on the throne of David and over his kingdom,    to establish it and to uphold it  with justice and with righteousness    from this time forth and forevermore.  The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this. Judgment on Arrogance and Oppression 8   The Lord has sent a word against Jacob,    and it will fall on Israel;9   and all the people will know,    Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria,    who say in pride and in arrogance of heart:10   “The bricks have fallen,    but we will build with dressed stones;  the sycamores have been cut down,    but we will put cedars in their place.”11   But the LORD raises the adversaries of Rezin against him,    and stirs up his enemies.12   The Syrians on the east and the Philistines on the west    devour Israel with open mouth.  For all this his anger has not turned away,    and his hand is stretched out still. 13   The people did not turn to him who struck them,    nor inquire of the LORD of hosts.14   So the LORD cut off from Israel head and tail,    palm branch and reed in one day—15   the elder and honored man is the head,    and the prophet who teaches lies is the tail;16   for those who guide this people have been leading them astray,    and those who are guided by them are swallowed up.17   Therefore the Lord does not rejoice over their young men,    and has no compassion on their fatherless and widows;  for everyone is godless and an evildoer,    and every mouth speaks folly.26  For all this his anger has not turned away,    and his hand is stretched out still. 18   For wickedness burns like a fire;    it consumes briers and thorns;  it kindles the thickets of the forest,    and they roll upward in a column of smoke.19   Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts    the land is scorched,  and the people are like fuel for the fire;    no one spares another.20   They slice meat on the right, but are still hungry,    and they devour on the left, but are not satisfied;  each devours the flesh of his own arm,21   Manasseh devours Ephraim, and Ephraim devours Manasseh;    together they are against Judah.  For all this his anger has not turned away,    and his hand is stretched out still. Footnotes [1] 7:2 Hebrew Syria has rested upon [2] 7:2 Hebrew his heart [3] 7:3 Shear-jashub means A remnant shall return [4] 7:6 Hebrew let us split it open [5] 7:9 The Hebrew for you is plural in verses 9, 13, 14 [6] 7:11 The Hebrew for you and your is singular in verses 11, 16, 17 [7] 7:13 That is, Isaiah [8] 7:14 Immanuel means God is with us [9] 7:19 Or watering holes, or brambles [10] 7:20 That is, the Euphrates [11] 7:23 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams [12] 8:1 Hebrew with a man's stylus [13] 8:1 Maher-shalal-hash-baz means The spoil speeds, the prey hastens [14] 8:7 That is, the Euphrates [15] 8:9 Or Be evil [16] 8:9 Or dismayed [17] 8:10 The Hebrew for God is with us is Immanuel [18] 8:16 Or law; also verse 20 [19] 8:21 Hebrew it [20] 8:21 Or speak contemptuously by [21] 9:1 Ch 8:23 in Hebrew [22] 9:1 Or of the Gentiles [23] 9:2 Ch 9:1 in Hebrew [24] 9:6 Or is upon [25] 9:6 Or is called [26] 9:17 Or speaks disgraceful things (ESV) Evening: Galatians 4 Galatians 4 (Listen) Sons and Heirs 4 I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave,1 though he is the owner of everything, 2 but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. 3 In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principles2 of the world. 4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God. Paul's Concern for the Galatians 8 Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods. 9 But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more? 10 You observe days and months and seasons and years! 11 I am afraid I may have labored over you in vain. 12 Brothers,3 I entreat you, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You did me no wrong. 13 You know it was because of a bodily ailment that I preached the gospel to you at first, 14 and though my condition was a trial to you, you did not scorn or despise me, but received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus. 15 What then has become of your blessedness? For I testify to you that, if possible, you would have gouged out your eyes and given them to me. 16 Have I then become your enemy by telling you the truth?4 17 They make much of you, but for no good purpose. They want to shut you out, that you may make much of them. 18 It is always good to be made much of for a good purpose, and not only when I am present with you, 19 my little children, for whom I am again in the anguish of childbirth until Christ is formed in you! 20 I wish I could be present with you now and change my tone, for I am perplexed about you. Example of Hagar and Sarah 21 Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not listen to the law? 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and one by a free woman. 23 But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, while the son of the free woman was born through promise. 24 Now this may be interpreted allegorically: these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar. 25 Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia;5 she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. 26 But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother. 27 For it is written,   “Rejoice, O barren one who does not bear;    break forth and cry aloud, you who are not in labor!  For the children of the desolate one will be more    than those of the one who has a husband.” 28 Now you,6 brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise. 29 But just as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now. 30 But what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave woman shall not inherit with the son of the free woman.” 31 So, brothers, we are not children of the slave but of the free woman. Footnotes [1] 4:1 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface; also verse 7 [2] 4:3 Or elemental spirits; also verse 9 [3] 4:12 Or Brothers and sisters; also verses 28, 31 [4] 4:16 Or by dealing truthfully with you [5] 4:25 Some manuscripts For Sinai is a mountain in Arabia [6] 4:28 Some manuscripts we (ESV)

Bible Reading & Coffee Drinking
Galatians 4: Saved By Grace Not The Law

Bible Reading & Coffee Drinking

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 26:39


Welcome to a brand new season of the Bible Reading and Coffee Drinking podcast. Moving forward, these will be recorded on our Instagram Live sessions every Monday and Friday! Please feel free to join us. In this episode, we continue our 6 part review of the book of Galatians. In Galatians 4, the primary theme is the contrast between Paul's original proclamation of salvation through faith and the new, false declarations that Christians must also obey the Old Testament law in order to be saved. Once we are done reading, I will be answering a few questions from my audience. If you would like to submit a question for future episodes, go to LivingChristian.org/podcast. Check out new episodes every week! As mentioned in all our podcasts, use the code "Podcast20" to get 20% off our entire store. This is a special code specifically for our podcast listeners! See all our our hoodies, t-shirts, caps and more at https://www.livingchristian.org/store.html. CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE BELOW FOR CHRISTIAN APPAREL, PRODUCTS, BLOGS, BIBLE VERSES AND MORE: Website | https://www.livingchristian.org Store | https://www.livingchristian.org/store.html Podcast | https://www.livingchristian.org/podcast.html FOLLOW ME ON SOCIAL: Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/living_christian/ Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/livechristian1 Twitter | https://twitter.com/livechristian1 Pinterest | https://www.pinterest.com/living_christian/ TikTok | https://www.tiktok.com/@livingchristian ABOUT US: Living Christian believes that our Christian faith isn't just for Sunday mornings in Church. Our faith impacts every aspect of our lives and the challenges we face every day of the week. We want to connect to people who are seeking to determine what Living Christian means in their own day-to-day lives. We are focused on providing resources and products to a community of believers. We provide daily biblical inspiration, motivation and guidance through social posts, blogs and Christian apparel and products. This work contains Music Track The 126ers - Winds of Spring that is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Source: https://directory.audio/free-music/pop/5092-the-126ers-winds-of-spring Author: The 126ers --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/livingchristian/support

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WWUTT 1773 Until Christ is Formed in You, Part 2 (Galatians 4:8-20)

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Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 24:32


Reading Galatians 4:8-20 where the Apostle Paul is again in anguish over the Galatians because they have turned from the truth to a false gospel. Visit wwutt.com for all our videos!