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God’s Gifts (some of them)

January 21st, 2017 · No Comments

Galatians 3:5 (New Living Translation) I ask you again, does God give you the Holy Spirit and work miracles among you because you obey the law? Of course not! It is because you believe the message you heard about Christ. Notice the introduction to the question asked above. It tells us about some of God’s […]

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Falling Back Into the Culture

July 26th, 2015 · No Comments

Galatians 4:8-10 (New Living Translation) 8 Before you Gentiles knew God, you were slaves to so-called gods that do not even exist. 9 So now that you know God (or should I say, now that God knows you), why do you want to go back again and become slaves once more to the weak and […]

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Slaves to Nothing

May 17th, 2015 · No Comments

Galatians 4:8 (New Living Translation) Before you Gentiles knew God, you were slaves to so-called gods that do not even exist. This summarizes the state of the Gentiles in Galatia before the Gospel. They had enslaved themselves to things that didn’t exist. Let’s try to understand that principle. Think of something that does not exist. […]

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The Gospel in One Sentence

May 16th, 2015 · No Comments

Galatians 1:4 (New Living Translation) Jesus gave his life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live. I can’t add anything. God, please keep my pride from having me attempt to add.

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Prerequisites? Post Requirements?

March 15th, 2015 · No Comments

Galatians 6:12 (New Living Translation) Those who are trying to force you to be circumcised want to look good to others. They don’t want to be persecuted for teaching that the cross of Christ alone can save. This is the theme of Paul’s Galatian letter: The cross of Christ ALONE saves There are no prerequisites, […]

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Killed Them

March 14th, 2015 · No Comments

Galatians 5:24 (New Living Translation) Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. I like the wording of this verse in this translation. I used to hate people who were fill-in-the-blank, but I killed that hatred by nailing it to […]

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Not that Important

February 8th, 2014 · No Comments

Galatians 6:3 (New Living Translation) If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important. This stings in  its simplicity. I think God that from time to time He sends people into my life who remind me of this verse, i.e., they remind me that […]

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Spies in the Church

December 25th, 2011 · No Comments

Galatians 2:4 (four different translations) New Living Translation: Even that question came up only because of some so-called Christians there—false ones, really —who were secretly brought in. They sneaked in to spy on us and take away the freedom we have in Christ Jesus. They wanted to enslave us and force us to follow their […]

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No Way to Live

November 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Galatians 5:19-21 (New International Version 2011) 19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will […]

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Welcome a Cripple?

March 15th, 2009 · No Comments

Galatians 4:12-14 12 I plead with you, brothers, become like me, for I became like you. You have done me no wrong. 13 As you know, it was because of an illness that I first preached the gospel to you. 14 Even though my illness was a trial to you, you did not treat me […]

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