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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Galatians

When looking over a new book it is good to get the book in context. This means that we look at when the book was written in relation to other books in the Bible.  The Word of God is progressive.  The … Continue reading

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The End of The Matter

We are finishing our study in the psalms today.  I started the study to aid my development in worship and praise.  I think that I have achieved my goal.  there are a number of details that have really helped: The … Continue reading

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What a Drag It Is Getting Old

Old Age is to be hated, avoided,and never talked about.  That is the attitude that western society has promoted ascommercialism tries to push anti-aging cremes, youth-maintaining workouts, and psychological self-help pathways to eternal youth.  Of course, there are some benefits … Continue reading

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