Monthly Archives: July 2011

Grace and Faith

God’s grace and our faith work together for our salvation.  Which comes first is a matter of theological debate.  I tend to think that it is God’s grace that he pours out on us.  This grace enables the depraved mind … Continue reading

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What Do You Want For People?

I am often preoccupied with what I want from people.  The list would be full of the fruit of the Spirit.  I want them to love me, be patient with me, and treat me with gentleness and kindness.  The egocentricity … Continue reading

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A Very Long Sentence

I have just returned from a very long break.  I went to Minnesota to spend time with my wife’s family.  It was a wonderful time, rowing on a lake, playing board games and shopping in the Mall of America.  However, … Continue reading

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God’s Plan and Purpose

How much of the world is directed by God?  God has a plan.  Is it in his plan that some mothers torture their children or break their bones so that they can beg more effectively?  Is colon or bowel cancer … Continue reading

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Ephesians Intro (2)

Where was Ephesus? Ephesus was at the Western end of Asia Minor (Turkey). Find pictures of the ruins of ancient Ephesus. What was Ephesus known for? Ephesus was known for its religious devotion to Diana of the Ephesians.  It was … Continue reading

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Ephesians

We looked at Galatians.  What do you know about Ephesians? Use a commentary, Study Bible, or web resource to answer the following: Where was Ephesus? Find pictures of the ruins of ancient Ephesus. What was Ephesus known for? Who wrote … Continue reading

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Context

Now that we are finishing the book of Galatians, and there was a lot in there, it should be that you understand the context.  That is, when you hear anything from Galatians you would know what Paul was addressing.  I … Continue reading

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