Monthly Archives: July 2011

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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I Want It All and I Want It Now

Contrast the lyrics of Queen’s I Want It All with Paul’s Galatians 6.  What are your thoughts: I Want It All Adventure seeker on an empty street, Just an alley creeper, light on his feet A young fighter screaming, with … Continue reading

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Two Ways To Live

The Bible lays out two ways to live.  One is destructive and the other is constructive.  The way that people live where they seek pleasure, self-interest, and control leads to mutual destruction.  Advertising, self-help books, and peers advocate for the life … Continue reading

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Freedom Pt.2

In the last few days, in America, the focus has been on freedom.  July 4th celebrates that time when the USA gained its independence from Britain.  Even though I am British, I have to admit that Americans are free to … Continue reading

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Freedom

Happy July 4th! Galatians 5:1 1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

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Resistance, Rebellion, Law

Our pastor was talking about The Law and parenting.  He said that there is a system of parenting that says if you focus on following the rules and dishing out punishment as appropriate.  He, Scott Chapman, doesn’t buy into that style of parenting.  There … Continue reading

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The Error Is In Being Wrong

Sometimes I wonder why I hate terrorism so much.  I also wonder what the difference is between terrorism and freedom fighting.  Both categories of people fight for a cause, but the world praises one and criticizes the other.  I don’t … Continue reading

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