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Listen to the Law!, Part 3

Listen to the Law!

Part 3

 

Text: Galatians 4:21-31

 

Introduction/Review:

 

God helps those who help themselves, right?

 

I. Section 1: The Historical Basis of the Analogy  (vv. 21-23)

 

A. Paul’s question, v. 21

B. Paul’s Argument, vv. 22-23

1. Two sons, v. 22a

2. Two mothers, v. 22b

   3. Two births, v. 23

 

 II.            Section 2: The Spiritual Meaning of the Analogy (vv. 24-27)

 A.            The Spiritual Meaning of Hagar, vv. 24c-25

 B.            The Spiritual Meaning of Sarah, vv. 26-27

 

Reflection:

 

1.            Faith in Christ alone.

2.            A life of gratitude and rejoicing.

 

“Rejoice, O barren one who does not bear; break forth and cry aloud, you who are not in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than those of the one who has a husband” (Isa. 54:1).

 

© John Fonville

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