Paul’s Epistle to the Romans 1: 1 – 7

Paul’s Epistle to the Romans 1: 1 – 7 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God – the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David,Continue reading “Paul’s Epistle to the Romans 1: 1 – 7”

Meditations for Good Friday

Meditation on St John’s account of Jesus’ crucifixion St John describes the crucifixion very briefly. So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). There they crucified him, and with him two others – one on each sideContinue reading “Meditations for Good Friday”

Galatians 6: 1 – 10 Doing good to all

Galatians 6: 1 – 10 Doing good to all 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. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfil the law of Christ. IfContinue reading “Galatians 6: 1 – 10 Doing good to all”

Galatians 5: 13 – 26 Life by the Spirit

Galatians 5: 13 – 26 Life by the Spirit You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one commandment: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ If you biteContinue reading “Galatians 5: 13 – 26 Life by the Spirit”

Galatians 5: 1 – 12 Freedom in Christ

Galatians 5: 1 – 12 Freedom in Christ It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value toContinue reading “Galatians 5: 1 – 12 Freedom in Christ”

Galatians 3: 23 – 29 and 4: 1 – 7 Children of God

Galatians 3: 23 – 29 and 4: 1 – 7 Children of God 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. So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith.Continue reading “Galatians 3: 23 – 29 and 4: 1 – 7 Children of God”

Galatians 3: 15 – 22 The law and the promise

Galatians 3: 15 – 22 The law and the promise Brothers and sisters, let me take an example from everyday life. Just as no one can set aside or add to a human covenant that has been duly established, so it is in this case. The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed.Continue reading “Galatians 3: 15 – 22 The law and the promise”

Galatians 3: 1 – 14 Faith or works of the law

Galatians 3: 1 – 14 Faith or works of the law You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. I would like to learn just one thing from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what youContinue reading “Galatians 3: 1 – 14 Faith or works of the law”

Galatians 1: 11 – 24 Paul called by God – Part 2

Galatians 1: 11 – 24 Paul called by God – Part 2 I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached was not of human origin. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ. For you haveContinue reading “Galatians 1: 11 – 24 Paul called by God – Part 2”

Galatians 1: 11 – 24 Paul called by God

Galatians 1: 11 – 24 Paul called by God I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached was not of human origin. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ. For you have heard of myContinue reading “Galatians 1: 11 – 24 Paul called by God”