Tag Archive: Galatians

Feb 05

Judge not and you shall not be judged. What does this mean? Is it possible?

Judge not and you shall not be judged A verse that many people quote but fewer can find in the Bible is “judge not and you shall not be judged.”  The usual reasoning behind their quotation is that we should never criticize anyone and no one should criticize us. If we keep this ethic, when …

Continue reading »

Jan 19

Is the Gospel Really For Everyone?

Luke Luke was a Gentile who came to Christ when Jews dominated Christian leadership. He was with Paul at Troas when they crossed the sea to bring the Gospel to Greece. (Acts 16:10-17; the first of the “we” sections of Acts) He was with Paul when he returned to Jerusalem. (Acts 20:5-21:18) He was with …

Continue reading »

Oct 16

How is being a Christian better than being an Olympic Champion?

Only one person in the Olympic race gets the gold but all Christians can win the crown. Olympic glory fades but a Christian’s crown lasts forever. (1 Corinthians 9:24-27) Like many men today Paul knew sports and like many pastors today he used athletic images when he taught about spiritual things. Paul knew about running …

Continue reading »

Jul 07

How should we live if we think the world is going to end soon?

We Are in the Last Days When Peter wrote to the Christians of Asia Minor near the end of his life, he reminded them that since Jesus had come they were in the last days. Throughout his first letter there are themes of hope, purity, living well in relationships and suffering. Jesus had told him …

Continue reading »

Jun 25

The Just Shall Live By Faith- Galatians

The Galatian Christians Paul had founded the Galatian churches on either his first or second missionary journey. The explosion of faith among the Gentiles challenged the Church. Christians were divided as to whether Gentiles needed to become Jews in order to become Christians. Paul’s Pilgrimage Paul was converted as a result of a direct experience …

Continue reading »

Mar 19

Sometimes disagreements are real, deep and personal

Martin Luther was a very troubled monk. He tried to find peace through the ascetic disciplines of monastic life and the sacramental system of the Roman Church. Years later he said, “If ever a monk were to get to heaven by this monkery it would be I… I should have killed myself with vigils, prayers, …

Continue reading »

Mar 14

Followers of Jesus must be fruitful

Jesus knew that the time of his death was near Jesus knew that His hour had come as He approached the final night with His disciples. He washed their feet as an example of humility. He then told them that one of them would betray Him. He told them that He was leaving and that …

Continue reading »

Mar 03

God promised Abraham a great name.

The God of Abraham In the Scriptures, God is referred to as the God of Abraham over a dozen times. He was not ashamed of that name and used it Himself when He called Moses to free His enslaved people from Egypt. (Hebrews 11:16; Exodus 3:6, 15, 16; 4:5). When God called Abraham and told …

Continue reading »