In Galatians 4:16, Paul poses the question: “Have I really become your enemy because I tell you the truth?” (TPT). What a question!?! One of the biggest qualities I know I want in a friend is truthfulness. Think of it this way — if someone lies to you, if someone deceives you, is the friendship … Continue reading Becoming the Enemy
Galatians 3:3 says: “Your new life began when the Holy Spirit gave you a new birth. Why then would you so foolishly turn from living in the Spirit by trying to finish by your own works?” (TPT). This is a foolish turn we all make from time to time. Though we declare Jesus our Savior, … Continue reading A Foolish Turn
When I was a little girl, I would soak up things like a sponge. I was a stickler for facts, rules, truths. When I burned my arm on a kerosene heater in a failed attempt to reach my Snoopy balloon, while receiving treatment from a nurse, I advised her that it was her poor eating … Continue reading Reconstructing Law
Yesterday, we looked at how Paul confronted Peter face-to-face. It was important that Paul confront him, as he was being a poor example to the other believers. As Galatians 2:13 says: “And so, because of Peter’s hypocrisy, many other Jewish believers followed suit, refusing to eat with gentile believers. Even Barnabas was led astray by … Continue reading Poor Example
One of the hardest things for me is confrontation. I would say as a leader it was what I struggled with most. It is difficult to stand up to someone, to go face-to-face with someone and mention something that you take issue with, and for me, I always would get this nervous feeling in my … Continue reading Confrontation
Today’s verse is Galatians 2:6. The Passion Translation translates it this way: “Even those most influential among the brothers were not able to add anything to my message. Who they are before men makes no difference to me, for God is not impressed by their reputations.” The verse notes that God is not impressed with … Continue reading Reputations of Men
We read in Galatians about this big secret Paul kept. He heard about Jesus Christ, but he didn’t immediately consult humans. Instead, he spent more time with God. He wanted to hear from God above all else and went to Arabia. In some translations, we read the term “flesh and blood,” which contrasts the difference … Continue reading Secret
https://open.spotify.com/episode/4NykqF17wQmHcAecmG3Y5n?si=RpWZx6awQ9ySuWsZzn0SVQ&dl_branch=1 In this week's episode, we look at the topic of grace. We ask the questions: What is grace? How do we receive grace? How do we give grace?