Posts tagged with ‘Apostle Paul’

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I Am Convinced… Romans 8:38-39

by Ladd
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“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39 When we think […]

The Heart and Soul of Christianity

by Ladd
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The heart and soul of Christianity is the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Gospel writers gave proportionally more time to the final week of Christ’s life than any other topic while the Apostle Paul made it the central core of his preaching and teaching. Prove the resurrection didn’t happen and Christianity doesn’t exist, […]

Christ Crucified – Christ Risen

by Ladd
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1 “Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. 2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. 3 If anyone thinks they are something when they are […]

The Agitators…

by Ladd
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Read a dozen commentaries on Galatians (yes, I have way too much time on my hands) and you will get a dozen different views on how the book plays out. Though most agree that the book is focused on the idea that through the Gospel and by the Spirit the Christian community, both Jewish Christians […]

Smooth Talking Preachers Who Would Steal Our Freedom In Christ…

by Ladd
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1 “I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness; but indeed you are bearing with me. 2 For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin. 3 But I am afraid that, as […]

It Is No Longer I – It Is Christ Who Lives In Me… Galatians 2:20

by Ladd
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I love the book of Galatians and never cease to marvel at the depth of God’s love expressed in the book. Paul is in top form as he unloads on the “false teachers” who have invaded the churches of Galatia to confuse and bind them to the Torah, the laws of Moses. These false teachers […]

A Banner of Truth and Freedom

by Ladd
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1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by […]

It All Comes Back To Grace

by Ladd
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24 “Several days later Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish. He sent for Paul and listened to him as he spoke about faith in Christ Jesus. 25 As Paul talked about righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, ‘That’s enough for now! You may leave. When I find […]

Older Men “in Christ” Are a Treasure…

by Ladd
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“Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance,” Titus 2:2. Last post we looked at what it means to be temperate, worthy of respect and self-controlled now we will look at the last three of Paul’s admonitions for older men. The New International […]