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The Fullness of Time: God's Purpose

December 25, 2016

Scripture: Galatians 4:4–7

The Fullness of Time: God's Purpose - To Redeem Us
Galatians 2:15-21; 3:10-14; 4:1-7
I. The process of redemption
     A. The price was paid. (Hebrews 10)
     B. The purchase was complete (propitiation - atoning or satisfying sacrifice) (Romans 3)
     C. The relationship was changed - adopted as sons and daughters
II. The privileges of redemption
     A. Assurance
     B. Intimacy
     C. Dependence
III. The promises of redemption
     A. No longer a slave
     B. Now a son (Romans 8:12-17)
     C. Heir through God
          1. Grace (Ephesians 1:7; 2:7)
          2. Glory (Galatians 4:19)
          3. Goodness (Romans 2:4)
          4. Wisdom (Romans 11:33)
          5. Christ (Colossians 2:1-3)
Next Steps:
     > Christmas is really about one gift - Jesus
     > Live (think, speak, and act) as a son who is a rightful heir to glorious, eternal riches
     > Be reminded daily how we are to truly live (Galatians 4:9; 5:1, 13-15, 16-24; 6:7-10, 14)