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A New Era Ushered in by Christ

December 28, 2014 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: Seasons of the Church Year

Topic: Advent Scripture: Galatians 4:1–4:7

A New Era Ushered in by Christ
Galatians 4:1–7
December 28, 2014


I. A legal analogy: the Old Covenant is a time of guardianship. Galatians 4:1–3

II. Christ’s coming marks a time of freedom.

     A. The timing was not arbitrary. Galatians 4:4a

     B. The preexistence of Christ. Galatians 4:4b

     C. God became human. Galatians 4:4c

     D. Born under the law. Galatians 4:4d

     E. To bring redemption. Galatians 4:5a

     F. To grant the privilege of adoption. Galatians 4:5b

III. The Spirit confirms our adoption. Galatians 4:6–7

Questions for reflection:
• What makes the era of Jesus far better than the era of the Old Mosaic Covenant?
• In what ways was the world prepared for the coming Christ?
• What difference does the theological principle of being adopted into God’s family
make in our lives?

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