Galatians 3:23-28 23 Before faith came, we were guarded under the Law, locked up until faith that was coming would be revealed, 24 so that the Law became our custodian until Christ so that we might be made righteous by faith.
25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a custodian. 26 You are all God’s children through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 All of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek; there is neither slave nor free; nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
The foundational question before us is, “is the purpose of church to get people to be more like us?” Paul’s response is no. As a law abiding Jew that has come to follow Christ, he has seen the movement of the Holy Spirit among Gentiles that has convinced him that God’s welcome is much wider and inclusive than he had ever imagined it to be.
“There is no longer Jew or Gr…