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From Slavery To Sonship, Part 5

February 6, 2011 Pastor: John Fonville Series: Galatians

Scripture: Galatians 4:1–4:7

From Slavery to Sonship

Part 5

 

Text: Galatians 4:1-7

 

Intro/Review:

 

I.        The Law Reveals Our Need for Sonship. vv. 1-3

 

II.       God the Father sent the Son to Merit our sonship. vv. 4-5

 

Lesson:

 

III. God the Father sent the Holy Spirit to confirm our sonship. vv. 6-7

 

A.       “Abba! Father!” is an expression of intimacy.

 

B.       “Abba! Father!” is an expression of confidence.

 

C.       “Abba! Father!” is an expression of a cry for deliverance.

 

Reflection: 

 

“…There is no slavery in Christ but only sonship; for when faith comes, the slavery ends…” (Luther’s Works, vol. 26, p. 390).

 

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