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Under Moses, In Christ, Part 7

November 28, 2010 Pastor: John Fonville Series: Galatians

Scripture: Galatians 3:23–3:29

Under Moses, In Christ

Part 7

 

Text: Galatians 3:23-29

 

Intro/Review:

 

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

 

A.       Prison, v. 2

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

C.       Unity in Christ, v. 28

 

Lesson:

 

D.       Heirs of Promise, v. 29

 

“We see that our whole salvation and all its parts are comprehended in Christ (Acts 4:12). We should therefore take care not to derive the least portion of it from anywhere else. If we seek salvation, we are taught by the very name of Jesus that it is ‘of Him’ (1 Cor. 1:30). If we seek any other gifts of the Spirit, they will be found in His anointing. If we seek strength, it lies in His dominion; if purity, in His conception; if gentleness, it appears in His birth…If we seek redemption, it lies in His passion; if acquittal, in His condemnation; if remission of the curse, in His cross (Gal. 3:13); if satisfaction, in His sacrifice; if purification, in His blood; if reconciliation, in His descent into hell on [on the cross- J.F.]; if mortification of the flesh, in His tomb; if newness of life, in His resurrection; if immortality, in the same; if inheritance of the Heavenly Kingdom, in His entrance into heaven; if protection, if security, if abundant supply of all blessings, in His Kingdom; if untroubled expectation of judgment, in the power given to Him to judge. In short, since rich store of every kind of good abounds in Him, let us drink our fill from this fountain, and from no other,” (John Calvin, Institutes, 2.16.19).

 

How do we know that we will receive the inheritance that God has promised?

 

Reflection:

 

Are you a member of God’s family?

 

Are you an heir of the blessings promised to Abraham?

 

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