Chapter Four, Lesson One
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V. 5 ** Besides fulfilling prophesy, why is it important that
Jesus was "born of a woman, born under the Law"?
"...in order that He might redeem those who were under the Law..."
He became a man to be a substitute for us, and was born "under
the Law" so He could keep it perfectly. When Christ fulfilled the
Law, He became the perfect sacrifice for our sins!
(cf. Matthew 5:17, Philippians 2:6-8)
** Back in chapter three and verse 13, we discussed what it means to
be redeemed. Do you recall its meaning?
Redeemed [exagorazo] means "to buy up" and is used figuratively
saying, "to rescue from loss". Remember, Jesus "bought"
us not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with His own
precious blood (1Peter 1:18-19).
** Now that we have been purchased by Jesus Christ, what have we received?
"...the adoption as sons." We went from less than a slave,
to a position of high honor and reward, all at Christ's expense!
V. 6 ** Since we are God's sons, where did He send the Holy Spirit?
"...into our hearts..." That is why the apostle prays for
us, in his letter to the Ephesians, "..to be strengthened with
power through His Spirit in the inner man; so that Christ may dwell
in your hearts through faith..." (Ephesians 3:16-17).
** As the Holy Spirit "settles down" [dwell] in our heart,
being made comfortable by our obedient spirit, what impact does that have
on our relationship to the Father?
He makes it an intimate relationship, in which we cry out to God through
the Holy Spirit, "Abba! Father". cf. Romans 8:15
V. 7 ** Now that we are no longer slaves, what two things have
Both sons and heirs of all that God has to offer through faith in Jesus
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