Sunday, May 28, 2017

Posted on May 23 2017
GALATIANS 3 “UNTIL CHRIST CAME” Bible Background: Again, Paul is arguing against false teachings that have circulated among churches he helped to found: Namely, that keeping the Law of Moses is the way to win God’s approval. This is really at the heart of the age-old debate:
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Posted on May 18 2017
Galatians=By Grace We Belong! Bible Background: We jumped from Acts 15 (new believers do not have to first become observant Jews) to a similar theme of Paul’s in this letter. “Galatia” is a region in Asia Minor (modern day Turkey). Paul is adamant that the freedom we have in
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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Posted on May 10 2017
ACTS 15 = THE CHURCH VOTES TO INCLUDE! Bible Background: Since last week’s reading, Peter (early church leader) has been ‘converted’ in his own thinking about Gentile (non-Jewish) believers. And the leadership council agreed that God was also bringing about faith among these
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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Posted on May 05 2017
ACTS 8 = PHILIP AND THE ETHIOPIAN EUNUCH Bible Background: This is not the strangest story in the Bible, but it is crazy-in a wonderful way-how this encounter happens, and how the circle of those following the risen Christ grows bigger and bigger! Philip is one of the 7 deacons, chosen with
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