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 Disciples’ Prayer – 03 (The 4th, 5th and 6th Petitions) 1. INTRODUCTION: Last week we looked at the first three petitions of the “Lord’s Prayer,” namely “…hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matt.6:9b10). Although the first three petitions of this “model prayer” of Jesus have […]

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The Epistle to the Romans – 09 (“God’s Imputed Righteousness and Justification – 02”) Part 1 – “Justification by Faith Alone” (Chapters 1-8) [Message: Kobus van der Walt (Three Rivers Baptist Church), 19 February 2017] 1. INTRODUCTION: Paul claims that his gospel is only the manifestation of the ancient promises (Rom.1:2). In Rom.4 he shows that the […]

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The Epistle to the Romans – 08 (“God’s Righteousness and Justification – 01”) Part 1 – “Justification by Faith Alone” (Chapters 1-8) 1. INTRODUCTION: Paul portrayed a dark picture of man’s (Jew and Gentile alike) wickedness and hopelessness apart from God in our message last week. Mankind is therefore in dire need for salvation – […]

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