Posts tagged with ‘Mosaic law’

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What Does “Eternal Life” Mean To You?

by Ladd
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We all know the story of the Good Samaritan. We’ve heard a score of sermons that have, as their core lesson, the rescue of a battered traveller by an unlikely hero—a Samaritan. The take away from the parable can go one of two ways. First, our perceived enemies may not really be enemies and may […]

This Is the Will of Our God and Father

by Ladd
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“Who gave Himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,” Galatians 1:4 Knowing verse three is talking about Jesus would we really need anything more to understand the gospel? I’ve been studying Galatians fairly extensively over the last number of months and […]

God’s Redemptive Act

by Ladd
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1 “Paul, an apostle—sent not from men nor by a man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead— 2 and all the brothers and sisters with me, to the churches in Galatia: 3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself […]

We Are Not Under Law but Under Grace

by Ladd
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23 “Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. 24 So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. 25 Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a […]

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 […]

Is Christianity Moralistic or Redemptive?

by Ladd
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Christianity is not a moralistic religion but instead a redemptive religion. It’s about how a righteous God redeems sinful humanity through the substitutionary death of Jesus on Calvary’s cross that we might have atonement with Him. For too long we have thought that being a Christian means obeying rules and laws in order to show […]