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 2: 11 – 21 Paul opposes Cephas

Galatians 2: 11 – 21 Paul opposes Cephas When Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. For before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles. But when they arrived, he began to draw back and separate himself from the Gentiles because he wasContinue reading “Galatians 2: 11 – 21 Paul opposes Cephas”

Galatians 2: 1 – 10 Paul accepted by the apostles

Galatians 2: 1 – 10 Paul accepted by the apostles Then after fourteen years, I went up again to Jerusalem, this time with Barnabas. I took Titus along also. I went in response to a revelation and, meeting privately with those esteemed as leaders, I presented to them the gospel that I preach among theContinue reading “Galatians 2: 1 – 10 Paul accepted by the apostles”

Acts 16: 1 – 5 Timothy joins Paul and Silas

Acts 16: 1 – 5 Timothy joins Paul and Silas Paul came to Derbe and then to Lystra, where a disciple named Timothy lived, whose mother was Jewish and a believer but whose father was a Greek. The believers at Lystra and Iconium spoke well of him. Paul wanted to take him along on theContinue reading “Acts 16: 1 – 5 Timothy joins Paul and Silas”

Acts 15: 1 – 21 The council at Jerusalem

Acts 15: 1 – 21 The council at Jerusalem Certain people came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the believers: ‘Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved.’ This brought Paul and Barnabas into sharp dispute and debate with them. So Paul and Barnabas were appointed,Continue reading “Acts 15: 1 – 21 The council at Jerusalem”

Luke 20: 20 – 26 Paying taxes to Caesar

Luke 20: 20 – 26 Paying taxes to Caesar Keeping a close watch on him, they sent spies, who pretended to be sincere. They hoped to catch Jesus in something he said, so that they might hand him over to the power of the governor. So the spies questioned him: ‘Teacher, we know that youContinue reading “Luke 20: 20 – 26 Paying taxes to Caesar”

Luke 16: 16 – 18 Additional teachings

Luke 16: 16 – 18 Additional teachings ‘The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John. Since that time, the good news of the kingdom of God is being preached, and everyone is forcing their way into it. It is easier for heaven and earth to disappear than for the least stroke of a penContinue reading “Luke 16: 16 – 18 Additional teachings”