Free For All; Galatians 3:15-29
The Gospel of Christ is Free for Everyone, and it also Sets us Free. Free from the Wrath of God, Free from the Law of Moses and Free from our past sins.
Let’s talk about freedom. Read Galatians 3:13 Free from the wrath. Notice that it says that we have been redeemed. Redeemed is a financial term that suggests the payment for a ransom. Jesus gave Himself to be a ransom for many. (Matthew 20:28)
Romans 5:9 “we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.” Notice also that Galatians 3:13 quotes Leviticus 18:5 to prove that Jesus becamse “a curse” by dying on the cross; and redeeming man from the law and allowing them to receive “the blessing of Abraham.” As Christians we are FREE from the Wrath of God.
Read Galatians 3:23-24. Free from the Law of Moses. It was a guardian until Christ came.
Read Galatians 3:26, this tells us that it is not about being sons of Abraham, but being sons of God through faith in Christ. The emphasis is on being in Christ, and verse 27 (read) even tells us how to become someone in Christ. We are baptized into Christ.
In contrast to those who demanded an amalgamation of Moses’ teachings with the gospel, Paul tells us that we are sons of God, through faith, and in Christ because we have been baptized into Christ.
We are now governed and judged by the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Read Galatians 3:26-27. Free from our past sins.
There is only one baptism that God accepts today. This one baptism (Ephesians 4:4-6) is an immersion in water (Acts 8:36-39) predicated on belief and repentance (Acts 10:43, 48) in order to have our sins taken away (Acts 22:16).
Think about all of the blessings that we have in Christ. In Christ We have MANY Things.
Redemption. Romans 3:24; Eternal Life. Romans 6:23; Reason to give Glory. Romans 15:7
Sanctification. I Corinthians 1:2; Hope. I Corinthians 15:19; Forgiveness. Ephesians 4:32
Consolation. Philippians 2:1; Joy. Philippians 4:4; Grace. 2 Timothy 2:1; Salvation. 2 Timothy 2:10
Read Galatians 3:27-29
Who is left out of the call? No one. We can all be one in Jesus Christ.
To have this freedom, we don’t go to the Law of Moses, we go to Jesus. Instead of being freed by a Law system, we are justified by an obedient faith of the gospel. And for this we praise God!
Romans 11:33 “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways.”
Doug Haught, Minister at Cold Harbor Road church of Christ