From Slaves to Sons

Until this point in Galatians, Paul has been laying out a very detailed and intricate argument to the Galatians about their justification--about how they were made right with God. And the language and imagery of justification is that of a courtroom: it’s judge and defendant; it’s guilty or not guilty. What we saw at the end of the last message is that Paul begins to make a shift. He begins to add this new language and this new imagery of family. He says in Galatians 3:26, “For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.”