Date: February 18, 2001

Series: Galatians: Called to be Free

Speaker: Steve Hixon

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From Sons
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From Sons to Slaves
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Galatians 4:8-31


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Doing What Comes Unnaturally Insight Paper

A. The Problem (4:8-11)

"But now that you know God--or rather are known by God--how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable principles?"



B. The Emotional Plea (4:12-20)

"What has happened to all your joy? ... I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you..."



C. The Illustration (4:21-31)

"...we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman."



Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue."

Eugene O'Neill

Many years ago I was driven to the conclusion that the two major causes of most emotional problems among evangelical Christians are these: the failure to understand, receive and live out God's unconditional grace and forgiveness; and the failure to give out that grace to other people... We read, we hear, we believe a good theology of grace. But that's not the way we live. The good news of the Gospel of grace has not penetrated the level of our emotions."

David Seamands, in Christianity Today




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