Saving faith the work of our Triune God

Posted on 03 Jun 2018, Pastor: Rev Hans Vaatstra

Reading: Galatians 3:26-4:7; HC LD 8
Text: Galatians 4:4-7

Galatians 3:26-4:7 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is [a]neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.29 And if you [b]belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s [c]descendants, heirs according to promise.

Sonship in Christ

Now I say, as long as the heir is a [d]child, he does not differ at all from a slave although he is [e]owner of everything, but he is under guardians and [f]managers until the date set by the father. So also we, while we were children, were held in bondage under the [g]elemental things of the world. But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under [h]the Law,so that He might redeem those who were under [i]the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir [j]through God.