Welcome to Sunday Snippets!

Kyle Estepp delivered this morning’s message, based on Galatians 4:21-31. As with all the Snippets, I try to jot down everything
verbatim, but it’s not always possible.To listen to the sermon in its
entirety, I invite you to visit Summit’s site.

  • Any addition to the gospel is no gospel at all. It’s legalism.
  • Our sonship is no longer based on perfection, but that of Christ’s.
  • If we are depending on moral excellence to rescue us, we are in as much spiritual slavery as Hagar was in physical slavery.

Paul quotes Isaiah 54:1

“Sing, barren woman,
you who never bore a child;
burst into song, shout for joy,
you who were never in labor;
because more are the children of the desolate woman
than of her who has a husband,”
says the Lord.
“Enlarge the place of your tent,
stretch your tent curtains wide,
do not hold back;
lengthen your cords,
strengthen your stakes.
For you will spread out to the right and to the left;
your descendants will dispossess nations
and settle in their desolate cities.”

  • God chooses to save the world through the barren woman—for this is how the grace of God works. His grace isn’t just for the fertile Hagar’s, but also for the barren Sarah’s.

By what means of rescue are we depending on?

What does our life declare?

Reference: Tim Keller’s, Relating to the Law: Four Kinds of People