Galatians 4: 21 – 31 Hagar and Sarah

Galatians 4: 21 – 31 Hagar and Sarah Tell me, you who want to be under the law, are you not aware of what the law says? For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. His son by the slave woman wasContinue reading “Galatians 4: 21 – 31 Hagar and Sarah”

Galatians 4: 8 – 20 Paul’s concern for the Galatians

Galatians 4: 8 – 20 Paul’s concern for the Galatians Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods. But now that you know God – or rather are known by God – how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserableContinue reading “Galatians 4: 8 – 20 Paul’s concern for the Galatians”

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 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: 1 – 10 No other gospel

Galatians 1: 1 – 10 No other gospel 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 – and all the brothers and sisters with me, To the churches in Galatia: Grace and peace to you from GodContinue reading “Galatians 1: 1 – 10 No other gospel”

2 Thessalonians 3: 1 – 5 Request for prayer

2 Thessalonians 3: 1 – 5 Request for prayer As for other matters, brothers and sisters, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honoured, just as it was with you. And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil people, for not everyone has faith. ButContinue reading “2 Thessalonians 3: 1 – 5 Request for prayer”

2 Thessalonians 2: 1 – 12 The man of lawlessness

2 Thessalonians 2: 1 – 12 The man of lawlessness Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, not to become easily unsettled or alarmed bu the teaching allegedly from us – whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or byContinue reading “2 Thessalonians 2: 1 – 12 The man of lawlessness”

1 Thessalonians 3: 6 – 13 Timothy’s encouraging report

1 Thessalonians 3: 6 – 13 Timothy’s encouraging report But Timothy has just now come to us from you and has brought good news about your faith and love. He has told us that you always have pleasant memories of us and that you long to see us, just as we also long to seeContinue reading “1 Thessalonians 3: 6 – 13 Timothy’s encouraging report”

1 Thessalonians 2: 17 – 20, 3: 1 – 5 Paul’s longing to see the Thessalonians

1 Thessalonians 2: 17 – 20, 3: 1 – 5 Paul’s longing to see the Thessalonians But, brothers and sisters, when we were orphaned by being separated from you for a short time (in person, not in thought), out of our intense longing we made every effort to see you. For we wanted to comeContinue reading “1 Thessalonians 2: 17 – 20, 3: 1 – 5 Paul’s longing to see the Thessalonians”

1 Thessalonians 2: 1 – 16 Paul’s ministry in Thessalonica

1 Thessalonians 2: 1 – 16 Paul’s ministry in Thessalonica You know, brothers and sisters, that our visit to you was not without results. We had previously suffered and been treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, but with the help of our God we dared to tell you his gospel in the face ofContinue reading “1 Thessalonians 2: 1 – 16 Paul’s ministry in Thessalonica”