Remember what Isaiah wrote: Rejoice, barren woman who bears no children. The Message Bible / Galatians 4; Galatians 5; Galatians 6; Share Tweet Save. Galatians 4:14 "And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, [even] as Christ Jesus." 12-13 My dear friends, what I would really like you to do is try to put yourselves in my shoes to the same extent that I, when I was with you, put myself in yours. God's Spirit brooded like a … Galatians 4 PARAGRAPH ... Paul implied that they genuinely received the message of God through him, accompanied with great respect for the servant who brought it. As long as the heir is a minor, he has no advantage over the slave. 4. Galatians 4. Do you know how I feel right now, and will feel until Christ’s life becomes visible in your lives? Are you going to continue this craziness? Oh, I keep wishing that I was with you. Galatians 4. The two births represent two ways of being in relationship with God. Though legally he owns the entire inheritance, he is subject to tutors and administrators until whatever date the father has set for emancipation. 17 Those heretical teachers go to great lengths to flatter you, but their motives are rotten. Tell me now, you who have become so enamored with the law: Have you paid close attention to that law? (AM) It is the same now. You were very sensitive and kind then. (AK) 29 At that time the son born according to the flesh(AL) persecuted the son born by the power of the Spirit. Galatians 4 The Message (MSG) 4 1-3 Let me show you the implications of this. The sloppy “s… (B) 4 But when the set time had fully come,(C) God sent his Son,(D) born of a woman,(E) born under the law,(F) 5 to redeem(G) those under the law, that we might receive adoption(H) to sonship. Thus we have been set free to experience our rightful heritage. Galatians 4:26, KJV: "But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all." (M), 8 Formerly, when you did not know God,(N) you were slaves(O) to those who by nature are not gods. Though legally he owns the entire inheritance, he is subject to tutors and administrators until whatever date the father has set for emancipation. shout and cry out, woman who has no birth pangs. Isn’t it clear, friends, that you, like Isaac, are children of promise? Galatians 4. Hagar and Slavery Vs. Sarah and Freedom. Scripture: Galatians 4:4–8. That is how I came to preach to you. Ro 1:28; 1Co 1:21; 15:34; 1Th 4:5; 2Th 1:8, 2Ch 13:9; Isa 37:19; Jer 2:11; 5:7; 16:20; 1Co 8:4, 5. sons: one by the slave woman and one by the free woman. There were some of you then who, if possible, would have given your very eyes to me—that is how deeply you cared! 4 What I am saying is that as long as an heir is underage, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate. Galatians 4:4-7 The Message (MSG) 4-7 But when the time arrived that was set by God the Father, God sent his Son, born among us of a woman, born under the conditions of the law so that he might redeem those of us who have been kidnapped by the law. now surpass the children of the chosen woman. Abraham, remember, had two sons: one by the slave woman and one by the free woman. But now that you know the real God—or rather since God knows you—how can you possibly subject yourselves again to those paper tigers? As long as the heir is a minor, he has no advantage over the slave. Do you wish to be enslaved(R) by them all over again? The Message; Galatians 4 ... Galatians 4. My dear friends, what I would really like you to do is try to put yourselves in my shoes to the same extent that I, when I was with you, put myself in yours. I can’t believe it. You did not come down on me personally. John Piper May 15, 1983 89 Shares Sermon. Paul makes his appeal personal, asking why the Galatians moved from blessing him to rejecting the message of Christ. 13 As you know, it was because of an illness(W) that I first preached the gospel to you, 14 and even though my illness was a trial to you, you did not treat me with contempt or scorn. Instead, you welcomed me as if I were an angel of God, as if I were Christ Jesus himself. As long as the heir is a minor, he has no advantage over the slave. They want to shut you out of the free world of God’s grace so that you will always depend on them for approval and direction, making them feel important. It corresponds with what is now going on in Jerusalem—a slave life, producing slaves as offspring. Oh, I keep wishing that I was with you. 2 The heir is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father. But now that you know the real God—or rather since God knows you—how can you possibly subject yourselves again to those paper tigers? Remember what Isaiah wrote: Rejoice, barren woman who bears no children,    shout and cry out, woman who has no birth pangs,Because the children of the barren woman    now surpass the children of the chosen woman. The emphatic words in Galatians 4:8-9 are ‘did service’, ‘to be in bondage’. Galatians 4:19 19 My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you, I want to teach yall today about a way of praying that really gets not only God’s attention, but gets answers. (S) 10 You are observing special days and months and seasons and years! John Piper Feb 10, 2007 2.3K Shares Sermon. 27 For it is written: “Be glad, barren woman,    you who never bore a child;shout for joy and cry aloud,    you who were never in labor;because more are the children of the desolate woman    than of her who has a husband.”[e](AJ), 28 Now you, brothers and sisters, like Isaac, are children of promise. This is the way of Hagar. MSG 1 Let me show you the implications of this. Though legally he owns the entire inheritance, he is subject to tutors and administrators until whatever date the father has set for emancipation. 4-7 But when the time arrived that was set by God the Father, God sent his Son, born among us of a woman, born under the conditions of the law so that he might redeem those of us who have been kidnapped by the law. As long as the heir is a minor, he has no advantage over the slave. As long as the heir is a minor, he has no advantage over the slave. They got a shock and a powerful message of Joy! They want to shut you out of the free world of God’s grace so that you will always depend on them for approval and direction, making them feel important. Was it by working your heads off to please God? That is the way it is with us: When we were minors, we were just like slaves ordered around by simple instructions (the tutors and administrators of this world), with no say in the conduct of our own lives. 4 What I am saying is that as long as an heir is underage, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate. This illustrates the very thing we are dealing with now. You were well aware that the reason I ended up preaching to you was that I was physically broken, and so, prevented from continuing my journey, I was forced to stop with you. What they want is to alienate you from us, so that you may have zeal for them. That is how I came to preach to you. 6 Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, And now have I suddenly become your enemy simply by telling you the truth? Galatians 4 (The Message Bible) Genesis 1:1 (Read all of Genesis 1) First this: God created the Heavens and Earth - all you see, all you don't see. 17 Those people are zealous to win you over, but for no good.