Ephesians 3

Remember the context for Chapter 3 follows chapters 2 and 1.  Paul has just finished a rich set of blessing-filled thoughts that talk about our salvation in terms of justification, and how that comes by grace through faith, and neither of those come from us as a source, they are a gift of God.  More than that, though we have been saved by the grace of Christ in that we died with Him to sin,…

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Galatians 3

NB:  A covenant (binding legal agreement) on the Old Testament is “cut” (ratified) by taking sacrificial animals and dividing them in half and placing them into two piles of remains, with enough room to walk between them.  One pile represents the blessings of the agreement that will be received at its completion if it is kept, and the other side represents the cursings that are incurred if there is a default and it is not…

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Ephesians 1

Before I begin, I must say that understanding this passage without the lens of something like Calvinism is extremely difficult.  A great debate rages on word definitions like “predestined” versus “foreordained.”  Vitriol of the worst variety flows from the tongues and pens (and computer screens, let us not forget the keyboard warriors here) of everyone involved, and some sadly even in a misguided defense of the truth.  Many hate this book because it lays down…

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The Galatians Overview has been posted!

Hello Fellow Bereans! The overview of the book of Galatians is now ready. I somehow have lost the notes for Chapter 1, and must recreate them from scratch, and I hand-wrote the notes for chapters 2 and 3, so I must type them in in a readable fashion, and I have to edit chapters 4 through 6. Add to this school assignments (thought I had left those behind), associated readings, my own Bible Study I…

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Unremarkable…
Christology , Ecclesiology , Soteriology / October 8, 2015

Jesus’ disciples were unremarkable men. There was really nothing special about them. However, that should fill us with hope, because when these men yielded to Him, he used them to turn the world upside down. We too, if we are completely honest with ourselves could be considered unremarkable. We have nothing that can recommend us to God, because we can do nothing to to earn right standing before Him. And yet, when we yield to…

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