From Slavery To Sonship, Part 5
Scripture: Galatians 4:1–4:7
From Slavery to Sonship
Text: Galatians 4:1-7
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
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.
“…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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