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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Psalm 26 (“Standing on Level Ground”) 1. SCRIPTURE READING: Ps.26:1- (ESV) ~ “Of David. 1Vindicate me (Afrikaans = “verdedig”), O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the Lord without wavering. 2Prove me, O Lord, and try me; test my heart and my mind. 3For your steadfast love is […]

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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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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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