Galatians (08) - Deeper Meaning (Gal. 4:21-31)

Date: 9/8/2019
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Type: Sunday Sermon
Topic: Galatians
Organization: All Saints
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Tell me, you that desire to be under the Torah, do you [truly] “hear” [and understand] the [full] Torah? 22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman, and one by the free woman (Gen. 16:15; 21:2–3, 9). 23 But one, the son by the slave woman, was born according to flesh, while the other, the son by the free woman, was born through promise. 24 This is the deeper meaning [allegoreo]: for these women are two covenants; one from Mount Sinai, bearing children into slavery, which is [like] Hagar. 25 So Hagar is [like] Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds [sustoicheo] to present Jerusalem: for she is in bondage with her children. 26 But the Jerusalem above is free, which is our mother. 27 For it is written, “Rejoice, you barren that bears no [child]; Break forth and cry, you who does not travail: for more are the children of the desolate than she who has the husband” (Is. 54:1 LXX). 28 But you, brethren, are children of promise according to Isaac. 29 But just as then, he that was born according to flesh persecuted him born according to Spirit, so it is even now. 30 But what does the Scripture say? “Send away the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave woman shall not [share] inheritance” (Gen. 21:10) with the son of the free woman. 31 In conclusion [3:1-4:3] brethren, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.  (GS trans.)

Outline:
Schooling the Sectarians (21-27)
Sanctifying the Saints (28-31)

Gregg Strawbridge Gregg Strawbridge, Ph.D., is the pastor of All Saints Church in Lancaster, PA. He became a committed follower of Jesus Christ at age 20, discipled in the context of a University Navigator Ministry. As a result of personal discipleship he went on to study at Columbia Biblical Seminary (M.A., Columbia, SC, 1990), as well as receive a Ph.D. in education and philosophy... read more