Tag Archives: Apostle Paul

Setting the Standard

1st Timothy 3 tells us what to look for in a pastor (overseer) and deacons. The standards are set higher for church leaders, as they should be. Leaders need to walk in such a way that others can follow in … Continue reading

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Bear One Another’s Burdens

The argument Paul sets up in Galatians 5 is made in Galatians 6. If you sow in the flesh you will reap corruption of the flesh; if you sow in the Spirit you will reap eternal life.

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Hagar and Sarah: Law vs Promise

At the end of Galatians 4 Paul uses the two sons of Abraham to illustrate the difference between born under the Law and born of promise. He asks those who desire to be under the Law if they have heard … Continue reading

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Justified by Faith

We are not justified by works of the Law but faith in Jesus Christ. Paul’s theology is spread on thick in the middle of Galatians and we can only work through a few verses at a time. Good stuff, just … Continue reading

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Accepted by the Apostles

Last week we examined Paul’s calling by God. As we begin Galatians 2 his call to share the gospel among Gentiles is accepted by the Apostles at Jerusalem. Why do these things matter to us now? Because we have received … Continue reading

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Called by God

Continuing in Galatians 1, Paul’s apostleship was not conferred by man nor did he receive the gospel from any man. Recall from Acts that Paul was called by God on the Damascus Road and had a personal encounter with Jesus … Continue reading

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Why Preach the Gospel?

I wrote a series of posts at The Master’s Table answering the question “Why Preach the Gospel?” Here’s a link if you’d like. This sermon uses 2 Timothy 4:1-5 to illustrate the same three points.

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The Gospel Changes Things

The Gospel Changes Things, Romans 12, June 12 2016 Looking for full text? Please read this post. Feedback welcome. For full description (legal small print) please view this video at its source: https://youtu.be/9rg-GyxBQcc  

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The Advance of the Gospel

June 5, 2016     |     text: Philippians 1:12-18 (Please visit https://youtu.be/z9C2bHjc-Cw for full description and details, including copyright notices.)  About this time last year I preached a three part series titled What is the Gospel? In the final … Continue reading

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Life on Mission

September 27, 2015     |     text: Philemon 1:1-7 During the spring and summer the two giant magnolia trees in our front yard had dozens of those large, flowery blossoms magnolias are known for. That fragrance is one … Continue reading

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