One or the Other: Free or Slave (10 of 15) by Ernest Easley
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Series: The Lord Of Liberty
Ernest L. Easley
We find throughout the book of Galatians that Jesus Christ is the Lord of Liberty! Jesus is the great liberator! Now the legalist doesn't believe that. The legalist will mix the law of God and the grace of God.
In Paul's day, they were called ''Judaizers.'' According to Acts 15.1, they taught, ''unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.'' Do you know what caused them to become legalists? Pride! Legalism appeals to our flesh because it says, ''If I can do more, If I can do this, then by doing more, by doing this, I'm in good with God.''
Now tonight we come to chapter 4.12. Since we looked at the first part of chapter 4 on Christmas Eve , we are going to skip on down to verse 12. If you are keeping careful notes and by chance you were not here Christmas Eve, then you can get a copy of that message on cassette tape or video in our Library.
Well, tonight from Galatians 4.12 and following , I want to talk to you on this subject: One or the Other: Free or Slave. It is one or the other! You are either free from the law or a slave to the law! It is either blessing or bondage, liberated or incarcerated , free or slave!
And that is what Paul is talking about here beginning in chapter 4.12. Let's find out if indeed we are liberated from the law or incarcerated by the law , free from the law or a slave to the law! And I hope by the end of this message that if you are a slave, that you will be set free! And there is only One who holds the key: The Lord of Liberty!
''One or the Other: Free or Slave''
Now as we think about ''One or the Other: Free or Slave'', I want you to see a couple of things.
(1) THE SICKNESS THAT IS NEVER WASTED.
Vv. 13-14, ''You know that because of physical infirmity I preached the gospel to you at the first. And my trial which was in my flesh you did not desp ...
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