by Donald Cantrell

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Allegorical Applications at Galatia (7 of 10)
Series: Galatians
Donald Cantrell
Galatians 4:19-31

Galatians Sermon Series - Sermon 7

I - Paul's Anguished Perplexity (19 - 20)
II - Paul's Adamant Point (21 - 23)
III - Paul's Allegorical Portrayal (24 - 28)
IV - Paul's Acceptable Path (29 - 31)

This sermon contains a fully alliterated sermon, with sub-points.

After a long, dry sermon, the minister announced that he wished to meet with the church's board following the close of the service. The first man to arrive and greet the minister was a total stranger. ''You misunderstood my announcement. This is a meeting of the board members,'' explained the minister. ''I know,'' said the man, ''but if there is anyone here more bored than I am, I'd like to meet him.''

A minister delivered a sermon in 30 minutes one Sunday morning, which was about half the usual length of his sermons. He explained, ''I regret to inform you that my dog, which is very fond of eating paper, ate that portion of my sermon which I was unable to deliver this morning.'' After the service, a visitor from another church shook hands with the preacher and said, ''Reverend, if that dog of yours has any pups, I want to give one to my minister.''

In our sermon today we will discuss some Old Testament characters that lived real lives that made an impact upon the entire world. Paul will take this reality and make it relevant to the New Testament by showing us an allegory. This allegory will be used to show us the stark contrast between the Covenant of the Law versus the Covenant of Faith.

The Galatians had allowed the Judaizers to infiltrate their churches and to poison them into trusting in the law of works. Paul had poured his heart out to these people and had led them into the life of faith and grace; they had been freed from their past and were the son's of God. The Judaizers had deceived them into thinking they needed the system of legalism to make them complete.


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