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The Big Picture - Redemption

The Big Picture - Redemption

Mar 04, 2018

Preacher: John Welborn

Series: The Big Picture

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March 4, 2018
The Big Picture Redemption
Galatians 4:4-7
Pastor John Welborn
 
“If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”
1 John 1:8
 
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
Romans 3:23
 
“Jesus answered them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin.”
John 8:34
 
I. Redemption Happens at God’s Appointed Time
“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman...”
Galatians 4:4a
 
“...the lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
Revelation 13:8 (KJV)
 
“My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.”
1 John 2:1
 
“God himself in infinite compassion broke the silence and came forth to bless his enemies. See how spontaneous is the grace of God! All good things begin with him.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
 
II. Redemption Occurs According to God’s Holy Process
“...born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.”
Galatians 4:4b-5
 
“Knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.”
1 Peter 1:18-19
 
“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
2 Corinthians 5:21
 
“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned – every one – to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”
Isaiah 53:6
 
III. Redemption Restores God’s Relationship with His Children
“And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’ So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.”
Galatians 4:6-7
 
“For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’ The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, & if children, then heirs – heirs of God & fellow heirs with Christ...”
Romans 8:15-17a
 
“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.”
Ephesians 2:13
 
What is the appropriate response to this redemption story?
 
Repent: Turn from your self & sin. Faith: Trust Jesus with your life. “Saving faith includes the objective content of the Christian gospel (the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ) AND the subjective feelings that indicate true heart transformation (trust and sincerity). Take one without the other and you have a counterfeit.”
Trevin Wax
 
If you get Jesus through repentance & faith, you get it all! Forgiveness, Freedom, Adoption, Sonship & Inheritance!
 
Sources and Further Reading Opportunities: • Strong’s Concordance – James Strong (1890)• Tony Evans Book of Illustrations – Tony Evans (2009)• Swindoll’s Ultimate Book of Illustrations & Quotes – Charles Swindoll (1998) • New American Commentary: Galatians – Timothy George (1994)• Counterfeit Gospels – Trevin Wax (2011)• Word Pictures in the New Testament – A.T. Robertson (1933)• Holman New Testament Commentary – Max Anders (1999)• Spurgeon Commentary: Galatians – C.H. Spurgeon (comp. 2013)• MacArthur NT Commentary; Galatians – John MacArthur (1983)