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Galatians 4

Session Overview

In Galatians 4, we look at Greco-Roman adoption in the first-century and how that applies to us receiving the blessing of Abraham. Abraham is our spiritual father and he has an inheritance. The Law is our child trainer that leads us to justification by faith in Jesus Christ. The inheritance we are placed into is receiving the indwelling Spirit. We also look at Galatians 3:28—a very timely passage for Americans as racism is at the center of most conversations. God’s ultimate answer for racism is to remove every dividing barrier through Jesus Christ. He is the One who removes every wall of separation between Jew and Gentile and black and white. Finally, we look at how Paul, who viewed the Galatians as his spiritual children, urged them not to come under the Law. Specifically, we look at the metaphor he used of Hagar, Ismael, Sarah, and Isaac. According to Paul, there can be no mixture between the flesh and the Spirit; between legalism and Spirit-led liberty.

Bryan Kessler