In Paul’s introductory letter to the churches in Galatia, he lays a firm foundation of his reliability and authority to preach God’s message – a message we can still rely on today.
It is critical that we understand the difference between what is required for salvation and what is required to be a disciple. Salvation is a free gift of God; there is nothing we can do to earn it. Discipleship is an ongoing process of learning to follow Jesus through obedience. We then work for Jesus,…
Fake news is not new. It’s just another form of accusation. The Apostle Paul was accused of it when he preached that faith in Christ, not the Law, was the fulfillment of the Gospel. Turn to the first chapter of the book of Galatians.
An introduction to the book of Galatians and the Gospel of Grace.
As Jacob is coming to the end of his life, he blesses his sons and passes on his hope for eternal life.
Grandparents can have a great impact on their grandchildren, far beyond their “earthly estate.” They have the opportunity to impart valuable spiritual truths that have been learned over a lifetime.
As Jacob cherished and blessed his grandchildren, so we are called to value our grandchildren as the crowns of our later years.
Whenever we feel that everything in life is against us, its important for us to understand that even during these times, God is for us.
One evil act is never fixed by another evil act. We are prone to be escalators. How we handle a crisis is indicative of our intimacy with God or lack of it. We are called to live a life that is counter-cultural. “A life that is a glorious contradiction to what the world calls normal.”
Even though Jacob had his name changed and had received blessings and had even been face to face with God the night before, Jacob’s meeting with Esau the next day was a mix of some good and some of Jacob’s flesh. The consequences of that lack of purity would have long-term impact.