BRING US TO CHRIST

Sunday Morning: June 15, 2003

Text: Galatians 3:22-25 "But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. 23. But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. 24. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster."

PROMISE BY FAITH

Galatians 3:22 "But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe [present active]."

HEAVENLY INHERITANCE

Galatians 3:18 "For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise."

OPEN TO GENTILES

Galatians 3:14 "That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith."

THE PROMISE DEFINED

1 John 2:25 "And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life."

THE PROMISE TO ABRAHAM

Romans 4:13 "For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith."

BEFORE FAITH, LAW

Galatians 3:23 "But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up (held in subjection) unto [leading to] the faith which should afterwards be revealed."

 

LAW UNTIL CHRIST

Romans 10:4 "For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth [present active]."

WITHOUT HIS RESURRECTION

1 Corinthians 15:14 "And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain."

BUT NOW IS CHRIST RISEN

1 Corinthians 15:20 "But now is Christ risen from the dead"

BEFORE CHRIST RESURRECTION

Romans 4:9 ". . we say that faith was reckoned (imputed given credit for) to Abraham for righteousness."

ABRAHAM

Romans 4:11 ". . . the father of all them that believe [present active], though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed [reckoned, given credit for] unto them also:"

FAITH AND HOPE

Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith (faith revealed) is the substance of things hoped (of an inheritance) for, the evidence of things not seen."

LIVING HOPE

1 Peter 1:3-5 "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4. To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5. Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto [leading to] salvation ready to be revealed in the last time."

HOPE OF GLORY

Colossians 1:27 "To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:"

 

WE WAIT AND HOPE

Galatians 5:5 "For we through the Spirit wait (we do not have it yet) for the hope of righteousness by faith."

MADE HEIRS ACCORDING TO HOPE

Titus 3:7 "That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life (the promise)."

LAW, OUR SCHOOLMASTER

Galatians 3:24-25 "Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25. But after that (the law and our tutors and governors) faith is come, we are [present active] no longer under a schoolmaster."

SHADOW OF GOOD THINGS

Hebrews 10:1 "For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things (things to come, . . ."

BRING US UNTO CHRIST

Galatians 3:24 "Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

HIGH PRIEST OF GOOD THINGS TO COME

Hebrews 9:11 "But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, . . ."

WHO IS CHRIST?

Hebrews 3:1 "Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;"

CHRIST OUR HIGH PRIEST

Hebrews 5:5 "So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee."

RAISED FOR OUR JUSTIFICATION

Romans 4:25 "Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification."

 

CHRIST JUSTIFIES

Romans 8:33-34 "Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. 34. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us."

RAISED FROM THE DEAD

Acts 13:32-33 And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, 33. God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.

AFTER FAITH IS COME

Galatians 3:25 "But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster (tutors and governors)."

NEED OF A SCHOOLMASTER

Hebrews 5:13 "For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. (one who needs to be tutored in discerning good and evil.)

MATURE

Hebrews 5:14 "But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil."

PLEASING GOD

Hebrews 11:6 "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."