Galatians 3:1-14 Observation

October 6, 2014Pastor's Blog, Weekly Devotional

The Underage Child When studying the Bible often times there are analogies leads us to what God is wanting to say to us. As we look at chapter 4 of the book of Galatians we will see such a thing. How can Gentiles inherit the promises God gave to Abraham? Some people said that Gentiles … Read More

Galatians 2:11-21 Application

October 4, 2014Pastor's Blog

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. – Galatians 2:20 Many of us don’t seem to learn a lesson the first time. This seems to be the case with the apostle Peter, who still had trouble accepting differences in Gentile eating customs even after the Lord … Read More

Galatians 2:11-21 Interpretation

October 3, 2014Pastor's Blog

The first half of Galatians 2 addresses the fact that adding anything to salvation through faith in Christ voided God’s work of grace. Paul now opposes Peter because he’d stopped fellowshipping with the Gentiles who were Christians by grace through faith in Christ alone. Peter knew the truth that Jesus alone justifies, but his racism … Read More

Galatians 2:11-21

October 2, 2014Daily Reading

Paul Opposes Peter 11 But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. 12 For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the circumcision party. 13 And the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along with him, so that even Barnabas … Read More

Galatians 2:11-21 Observation

October 2, 2014Pastor's Blog

Conjunction, Junction, What’s Your Function? You may remember going to grammar class growing up, learning about the different parts of a sentence. In the English language, conjunctions are words or phrases that form relationships between one thought/idea/subject to another thought/idea/subject. Read the passage above in the NIV translation, then see if you can spot some … Read More

Galatians 2:1-10 Application

October 1, 2014Pastor's Blog

“What’s Your Status?” In Galatians 2:1-10, we find Paul on his way to meet with “those esteemed as leaders”. He was concerned the gospel was being twisted and would cause division in the church. Let’s focus on verse 6, “As for those who were held in high esteem – whatever they were makes no difference … Read More