• Children of Promise Article by Terry Johnson

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2009 | Galatians 4

    Which is more important, the unity of the church or its purity? To which are we to give preference: love or truth, fellowship or doctrine? The apostle Paul places great emphasis on unity: “Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise” (Gal. 4:28). Galatian Gentiles and all believers are “brothers,” are “like Isaac,” and, as such, are “children of promise.” We are all spiritual children of Abraham and Sarah. We have become “children of promise,” descendants of Abraham “like Isaac,” not through birth, but rebirth; not by law, but by promise; not by works … View Resource

  • Christmas According to the Apostle Paul - Gal 4:4-5 (Part 1 of 3) Article by R. Fowler White

    Galatians 4

    One of the most beloved carols that Christians sing during the Christmas season is that of William C. Dix, What Child is This? As few other carols do, the lyrics of this selection prompt us to contemplate the identity, the person and work, of the Babe in the manger. In fact, the carol politely but persistently presses us to answer the question: is this Child truly a holy infant or a mere holiday infant? View Resource

  • Christmas According to the Apostle Paul - Gal 4:4-5 (Part 2 of 3) Article by R. Fowler White

    Galatians 4

    In our first installment in this series on Christmas according to Paul, we learned that, for the Apostle, Jesus is the Child for whom all of time had waited and who was born of a woman. In the second part of our series, we learn two more truths about Christmas from Paul as he writes in Gal 4:4-5. View Resource

  • Christmas According to the Apostle Paul - Gal 4:4-5 (Part 3 of 3) Article by R. Fowler White

    Galatians 4

    In the two previous installment in our series on Gal 4:4-5, we have learned four features of the Apostle’s answer to the question, what Child is this who was born at Christmas? We have focused on the Child as the heart of history, on two circumstances of His birth, and on the purpose of His coming. In this final installment we learn two more features of Christmas according to Paul. View Resource

  • Sons, Not Slaves Article by Tom Ascol

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2009 | Galatians 4

    Have you ever stopped to consider that Christians who live after the coming of Christ are in a more privileged position than Jews who lived before the coming of Christ and even those believers who lived during His first advent? Jesus taught this very thing. He said, “Among those born of women there has arisen no one greater than John the Baptist. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he” (Matt. 11:11). He also said that it was to His disciples’ “advantage” that He leave them because, if He did not go … View Resource