Falling From Grace?

Gal. 5: 4   You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. This verse clearly reveals it is possible to “fall from grace”, but what does it mean and what is the context of Paul’s admonishment? Falling from grace is the result of reverting back to…

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Son or Slave?

Gal. 4:7  Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. Paul provides a contrast between slaves/servants and sons, note these characteristics. These aren’t gender exclusive, but apply to both men and women. Slaves/servants: position based on performance, that begins with the basis of…

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Another Gospel???

Gal. 1:6 I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, Paul writes to believers in the region of Galatia of a “different gospel” or “another gospel”.  These gospels are devised by and for the immediate benefit of men, not God…

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Freedom!

John 8:36  Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. The cry of humanity echoes throughout history when Mel Gibson’s character William Wallace in the movie Braveheart finals words are “Freedom”.  There’s something in every individual that yearns for true freedom from tyranny and oppression from corrupt governments, crooked businesses, charlatan…

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Heart of Spiritual Fathers

2 Cor. 12: 14 Now for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be burdensome to you; for I do not seek yours, but you. For the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children. A current catch phrase deals with spiritual…

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Sowers and Reapers

2 Cor. 9: 10, 11 Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God.. Seeds, like faith, are sown in fertile soils with…

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Grace In Vain???

2 Cor. 6: 1 We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. There is much being stated about grace and all the benefits available by receiving it.  With some the implication is that once received it can never be lost. What is Paul referring to receiving…

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Ministry of Reconciliation

2 Cor. 5: 18, 19 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. The heart…

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Beyond the Veil

2 Cor. 3:12, 13  Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech— unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what was passing away. The veil/covering Moses placed over his face was a result of people fearing…

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Opportunities in Disguise

1 Cor. 16:9  For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. “What’s behind door #1, #2, or #3?”  The game show provides unknown opportunities as the contestant chooses which door. In life, we often select a direction, make a decision or are simply have something come our way; only…

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