Coming off of yesterday’s sermon based on Galatians 4:21 – 31 using the original (1549 . 1552) Book of Common Prayer, take some time Monday – Weds. to ponder the following questions taken from John Stott’s Galatian commentary.
1. Paul turns to those who “desire to be under the law” vs. 21, and invites them to consider the logical outcome of their position. Why is physical descent from Abraham of itself irrelevant?
2. Paul is saying that it’s who your mother is that counts! In his allegory, what to Hagar and Sarah stand for?
3. “Now we brothers, like Issac, are children of promise” What two impactions of rthe Christian community does Paul draw from this?
4. Stott says, “The greatest enemies of the evangelical faith today are not unbelievers, who when they hear the gospel often embrace it, but the church, the establishment, the hierarchy.” In what ways has this been true in your experience? Discuss what action you should take.