Don’t Go Back

Text: Galatians 4:8-11
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
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Date: November 11, 2012

In 1973 American POWs who had been held in North Vietnam were released.  Many were initially brought to the Philippines where they were offered the meal of their choice.

Imagine if one of the former prisoners were to say, “I miss the handful of rice infested with maggots on which I have lived for the past four years. I want to go back to Hanoi.”  One would wonder if they had gone crazy!

When Paul sees the Galatians wanting to go back to the slavery of the Law after having been set free by the gospel, he also is deeply troubled.  Did he rescue them in vain?

This Sunday we will look at Galatians 4:8-11 in which they are reminded of how they were redeemed from their former slavery as they came to know God.

People today also prefer the slavery of seeking to justify themselves by Law and morality.  The church today needs the same warnings Paul gave to the Galatians.

Posted on November 11th, 2012 | Permalink