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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“Not by Might nor by Power, but by My Spirit” 1. SCRIPTURE READING: Acts 19:1-10 ~ “And it happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the inland country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples. 2 And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And […]

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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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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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