Monthly Archives: June 2011

Seed and Seeds

Paul seems to make a big point about God saying to Abraham in Genesis 12:7 that he willgive an inheritance to Abraham’s seed, singular, rather than seeds, plural.  If you look at the original context the obvious meaning is that … Continue reading

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Justice or Mercy

We like to feel that we have a hand in earning our rewards. We like to feel that we deserve the good things that we get.  However, the Bible is clear that the laws of cause and effect would leave us … Continue reading

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Peter and Paul

Galatians 2 covers the interaction of Peter and Paul at Antioch.  Paul highlights that his authority does not come from the apostles, whom he respects, but from Jesus directly.  He actually shows inconsistency on the part of Peter and shows … Continue reading

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Everyone Agreed

Paul builds on the authority that he laid out in the first chapter of Galatians by pointing out that the leadership on the church in Jerusalem agreed that those who had not been circumcised need not be so. This was … Continue reading

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Value of a Transformed Life

Paul doesn’t appeal to the authority of the apostles to verify his ministry.  He appeals to personal instruction directly from God.  It is only a supernatural work of God that could change him from a terrorizing hater of Christians into … Continue reading

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Gospel + ?

At the beginning of the book to the Galatians, Paul highlights a problem that the church in Galatia is having.  Someone has been leading them astray and adding to the gospel.  The effect of this is that a new gospel … Continue reading

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Galatians Intro Pt. 2

To whom was the book written? The book was eitherwritten to those in the north or the south of the region of Galatia. Where is Galatia? Galatia is in modern Turkey at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. When … Continue reading

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