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The Narrow Way: The mark of the people of God

Galatians 6:11-18 At the time Paul wrote this letter, Christians were persecuted mainly by the Jewish community (who resented the inclusion of Gentiles). The Judaistic version of Christianity (forcing Gentile converts to become Jews) effectively reduced it to no more … Continue reading

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The Narrow Way: The Law and the Spirit

Galatians 5:13-18 But there was much more to the Jewish Law than the issues raised by the Judaisers (circumcision and diet). Without the restraining influence of its moral demands, surely Gentile converts would continue to live in their sinful, pagan … Continue reading

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The Narrow Way: Only one gospel

Galatians 1:3-10 What is the Gospel, in a nutshell? “The Lord Jesus Christ gave Himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father.” (Galatians 1:4) The Incarnation was … Continue reading

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The narrow way: Apostolic authority

Some people would dearly love to drive a wedge between Paul’s message and that of Jesus, or between Paul’s teaching and the rest of the New Testament. And this is nothing new… The false teachers in Galatia had been trying … Continue reading

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Messy church: Worldly wisdom

I Corinthians 2:1-5 When Paul first arrived in Corinth, it was the largest city he had yet visited (250,000 inhabitants), a city with a fearsome reputation for immorality. Humanly speaking, he seemed to have little prospect of success. The opposition … Continue reading

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Reactions to the Gospel (Acts 26:24-29)

In chapter 21 of Acts, Luke describes how some Jews from Ephesus tried to kill Paul in the Temple. And in chapter 25, even after two years of imprisonment, the Jewish leaders are still hounding him and doing their utmost … Continue reading

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Under new government

We live in a country that has been a full democracy for almost a century, where we not only choose our governors but have grown accustomed to freedom of choice in virtually all other areas of life. And religion is … Continue reading

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