The Epistle to the Galatians – 03 (“Peter the Hypocrite – Peter the Rock”) 1. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND: Previously we looked at Galatians and saw that Peter and James acknowledged Paul’s apostleship. They sent Paul and Barnabas off to the Gentile world to share the gospel with the people outside Israel ~ “…and when James […]

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The Epistle to the Galatians – 02 (“The True Gospel”) 1. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND: We saw last week that Paul’s purpose in writing the Epistle to the Galatians was: To defend his apostolic authority (Gal.1:11-19; Gal.2:1-14); To counteract the evil influence of the Judaizers in Galatia (Gal. 3:1-4:31), and to show that their doctrine destroyed […]

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The Epistle to the Galatians – 01 (“No Other Gospel”) 1. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND: Paul’s letter to the Galatians was addressed to a group of churches in Galatia, a region of present-day Turkey, which was most probably established during Paul’s first missionary journey. Furthermore, Galatians was probably written while Paul was participating on the Jerusalem […]

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The Biblical Feasts of Israel – 03 (“Second Feast – Pentecost”) 1. INTRODUCTION: The previous two weeks we looked at the first major festival of the people of Israel, viz. Passover or Easter (“Pesach”). We also discussed the two sub-festivals during the Passover – “The Feast of the Unleavened Bread” (“Chag HaMatzah”) and “The Feast […]

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The Biblical Feasts of Israel – 02 (First Feast – The “Feast of the “Unleavened Bread” and the “First Fruits”) 1. SCRIPTURE READING: Lev.23:1-8 ~ “The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, These are the appointed feasts of the Lord that you shall proclaim as holy convocations; […]

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