Posts with the tag “galatians”
by Audrey Rogers on August 21st, 2020
Galatians 6:1Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness.I think we can infer from this verse that anybody can be harsh. It doesn’t take much thought. It’s our default setting. We get angry and fly off the handle. We think if we clobber somebody, they’ll get the point. But this tendency typically only aggravates the situati...
by Audrey Rogers on August 20th, 2020
Galatians 5:1For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.Putting your confidence in your own performance is like slipping your hand into a ponderous chain. Submitting to this way of life requires incredible stamina because you, no matter how well you perform, will never run far enough, jump high enough, or dig deep enough. There’s always s...
by Audrey Rogers on August 19th, 2020
Galatians 4:30What does the scripture say? “Cast out the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave woman shall not inherit with the son of the free woman.” When we try to mix grace and works, we, like Abraham, bring a second wife into the marriage. We would be better off simply living with the one God provided for us: Grace. She treats us well. She shows us how to have a relationship with ...
by Audrey Rogers on August 18th, 2020
Galatians 3:24So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. Paul uses an interesting metaphor to describe the role of the law. Back in the day, a guardian was an esteemed servant who attended the child from home to school and then back home again. He wasn't the teacher, but he conducted safe passage for his student. He had general charge over hi...
by Audrey Rogers on August 17th, 2020
Galatians 2:20I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. This world has no more hold on me than it does on Christ. Once a man is dead, there is nothing the world can do to him. And, verse 20 says, that because of my faith in Christ, I am just ...
by Audrey Rogers on August 14th, 2020
Galatians 1:10Am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. These are questions we all need to ask from time to time. Our default setting seems to be set on what others think of us. However, we need to consciously shift our focus back to God. Always back to God. This is a daily choice. What d...
Genesis 1-3Genesis 4-6Genesis 7-9Genesis 10-12Genesis 13-15Genesis 16-18Genesis 19-21Genesis 22-24Genesis 25-27Genesis 28-30Genesis 31-33Genesis 34-36Genesis 37-39Genesis 40-42Genesis 43-45Genesis 46-48Genesis 49-50Exodus 1-3Exodus 4-6Exodus 7-9Exodus 10-12Exodus 13-15Exodus 16-18Exodus 19-21Exodus 22-24Exodus 25-27
Exodus 28-30Exodus 31-33Exodus 34-36Exodus 37-39Exodus 40Leviticus 1-2Leviticus 3-4Leviticus 5-6Leviticus 7-8Leviticus 9-10Leviticus 11-12Leviticus 13-14Leviticus 15-16Leviticus 17-18Leviticus 19-20Leviticus 21-22Leviticus 23-24Leviticus 25-26Leviticus 27-Numbers 1Numbers 2-3Numbers 4-5Numbers 6-7Numbers 8-9Numbers 10-11
Numbers 12-13Numbers 14-15Numbers 16-17Numbers 18-19Numbers 20-21Numbers 22-23Numbers 24-25Numbers 26-27Numbers 28-29Numbers 30-31Numbers 32-33Numbers 34-35Numbers 36-Deuteronomy 1Deuteronomy 2-3Deuteronomy 4-5Deuteronomy 6-7Deuteronomy 8-9Deuteronomy 10-11Deuteronomy 12-13Deuteronomy 14-15Deuteronomy 16-17Deuteronomy 18-19Deuteronomy 20-21Deuteronomy 22-23Deuteronomy 24-25Deuteronomy 26-27Deuteronomy 28-29
Romans 14Romans 15Romans 161 Corinthians 11 Corinthians 21 Corinthians 31 Corinthians 41 Corinthians 51 Corinthians 61 Corinthians 71 Corinthians 81 Corinthians 91 Corinthians 101 Corinthians 111 Corinthians 121 Corinthians 131 Corinthians 141 Corinthians 151 Corinthians 162 Corinthians 12 Corinthians 22 Corinthians 32 Corinthians 4