Galatians 4:21-31 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Bond and Free 21 Tell me, you who want to be under law, do you not listen to the law? 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the bondwoman and one by the free woman. 23 But the son by the bondwoman [a]was born according to the flesh, and the son by the free woman […]

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Adoption: The Gospel Made Visible

Galatians 4:4-7 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 4 But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under [a]the Law, 5 so that He might redeem those who were under [b]the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. 6 Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! […]

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Faith in God’s Adopting Love

Galatians 4:1-11 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Sonship in Christ 4 Now I say, as long as the heir is a [a]child, he does not differ at all from a slave although he is [b]owner of everything, 2 but he is under guardians and [c]managers until the date set by the father. 3 So also we, while we were children, were held in bondage under […]

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Marks of Making the Most in Missions

Galatians 4:7-11 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 7 Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir [a]through God. 8 However at that time, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those which by nature are no gods. 9 But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how […]

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Will You Worship Him?

Luke 2:8-14 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 8 In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; […]

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