Part 11. Motivation changes when we understand grace. We don’t mind subjecting ourselves to another when they gave it all to set us free.
Part 10. We can be legally declared free and yet still live a life of slavery. If we don’t enter into our freedom, it’s like Christ died for nothing.
Part 9. Galatians 4 contrasts two types of people: the slave and the free.
Part 8. If we accept Jesus, we are welcomed and adopted into God’s family as sons and daughters. We become heirs with an incredible inheritance. Why then would we go back and give our lives to the worthless things of this world?
Part 7. Being in Christ is now our primary identity, not our gender, race or class. This is good news for both the individual and the entire world: every division has been done away with.
Part 6. It’s only through faith in Jesus that we can know God. Placing confidence in anything else will fail and obscure us from him.
Part 5. Salvation come through faith alone. We need to be on our guard against any kind of legalism, any kind of discriminatory views that create divisions amongst us. We need to embrace all people — and not just at arms length.
Part 4. The phrase “fallen from grace” comes from the book of Galatians. In Paul’s letter, it means you act as if the free gift of God has been given on the basis of merit — as if the gospel wasn’t true.
Part 3. Transformation occurs in all of us. Sometimes it’s an immediate and overnight change, and at other times it’s much more gradual.