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Under Moses, In Christ, Part 6

November 21, 2010 Pastor: John Fonville Series: Galatians

Scripture: Galatians 3:23–3:29

Under Moses, In Christ

Part 6

 

Text: Galatians 3:23-29

 

Intro/Review:

 

I. Life under Moses equals bondage. vv. 23-24

 

A.       Prison, v. 23

B.       Pedagogue, v. 24

 

II.       Life in Christ equals blessing. vv. 25-29

 

A.       Free from harsh discipline, v. 25

B.       sons of God, vv. 26-27

 

Lesson:

 

C.       Unity in Christ, v. 28

 

“The apostle’s object is to shew that the grace of adoption, and the hope of salvation, do not depend on the law, but are contained in Christ alone…,” (John Calvin, Galatians, p. 112).

 

“Christ wants you to believe in Him who justifies the ungodly; He does not require you to be godly before you believe…It is no insult to Christ, it is no slighting of God’s justice and holiness, to come to Christ while you are a corrupt sinner. The real insult to Christ is when you condemn the fullness of His grace and merit by trying to make yourself righteous and holy before you receive Him! You condemn the justice and holiness of God when you try to improve yourself before you receive the righteousness and holiness that can only come through faith in Christ,” (Walter Marshall, The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification, p. 103).

 

Reflection:

 

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