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From Sonship To Slavery, Part 1

From Sonship To Slavery

Part 1

 

Text: Galatians 4:8-11

 

Introduction:

 

The essence of Paul’s message here is: Once you were slaves. Now you are sons. How then can your turn back and desire to be slaves again?

 

Lesson:

 

I.            Paul Reminds the Galatians of Who They Were: Ignorant of God, v. 8

 

Whatever we worship, to that we are enslaved.

 

“Whoever falls from the doctrine of justification is ignorant of God and is an idolater” (Luther’s Works, vol. 26, p. 395).

 

Reflection:

 

How then do we avoid the Galatians’ folly? How do we avoid turning from sonship back into slavery?

 

 

© John Fonville

 

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