Children of the Promise

Nov 3, 2019 by: Joel Sutton| Series: Losing My Religion
Scripture: Galatians 4:21–4:31

Historical background: Story of Abraham. Vv. 21-23


Contrasting Pictures:  Vv. 24-27

Hagar                                                 Sarah

Ishmael                                            Isaac

Slave                                                Freed

Birth by human process                      Birth by promise

Old Covenant based on law                 New Covenant based on promise

Earthly Jerusalem                              Heavenly Jerusalem

Judaism                                            Christianity



When you are living in freedom, expect persecution.  Vs. 29 

• Remember who you are.

  • Galatians 2:20
  • Galatians 3:26
  • Galatians 4:7
  • Galatians 4:31

• Remember who your daddy is.

  • Our Father is a good God.
  • Our Father is a Sovereign God.
  • Our Father is a Promise-Keeping God.

Take Home Idea: Remember as a Christ-follower, you are a child of God’s promise, and you are free

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