We all want freedom. After all, who wants to live in bondage? The irony is that freedom has been purchased for us by Christ and we accept it heartily and then immediately take steps that place ourselves in bondage again. This is what the churches in Galatia were doing in the days of Paul. This week’s featured song, “No Longer Slaves” as sung by I Am They, leads us to this letter to the Galatians and Paul’s stern correction.
I hope we can heed the warning of Paul and walk in the freedom Christ provides.
On this episode I discuss:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include
- Read and keep on reading
- Listen to an audio version of Scripture
- Read/study in context
- Consider big themes
- Our inspiration verse linked to the song – Galatians 4:7
- C.S. Lewis’ essay “On Reading Old Books”
- Introduction to the book of Galatians – BlueLetterBible.org
- The Galatians had turned away from the gospel message by adding to it – Galatians 1:6-7
- We cannot attain salvation through ANY human effort – Galatians 3:3
- Paul’s introduction to the idea of bondage and slavery – Galatians 3:22
- We are enslaved when we add human effort to the gospel message – Galatians 4:3
- Don’t trade in slavery to sin for slavery to a Christ-plus “gospel”
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If you have never heard this song before, you can watch the official music video on YouTube below.
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