Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians Part XII

III. C. ii. Remember our Relationship! (4:12–20)

Paul’s exasperation with the Galatians dies quickly and he moves into an extended appeal to remember the quality of their relationship in the past, when they honoured him as a spiritual father, appreciat­ing … Read more “Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians Part XII”

Predestination and Freewill

There seems to be a certain impertinence in considering this subject. Are we not ponder­ing the imponderable? Do we truly imagine we can comprehend the outworking of a Divine purpose expressed long ago and certain of fulfilment according to Divine … Read more “Predestination and Freewill”

Our Hope and Expectation

Hope is a wonderfully motivating force. It was recorded of Abraham that “against hope he believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations” (Rom 4:18). Here are two kinds of hope. The first is human, but … Read more “Our Hope and Expectation”

James the Just (Part 2)

We saw in the previous article how life-hanging it had been for James to have personally witnessed the newly-risen Lord (1 Cor 15:7). How wrong he had been, and now humbled by his conversion, how he threw him­self into converting … Read more “James the Just (Part 2)”

Paul’s Epic Journey to Rome

Paul’s journey to Rome by ship is a dramatic story. It is recorded in considerable detail by Luke, who shared this voyage with Paul. As an historian, Luke’s style tends to be rather brief and compact, so the fact that … Read more “Paul’s Epic Journey to Rome”

“Right in the Sight of God”

We continue our theme in exploring our respect for the ‘Law of the Land’ amidst our moral loyalty to our Lord Jesus Christ. The patriarchs lived as strangers and sojourners, without the citizenship rights of a ‘freeborn’ people (article 1). … Read more ““Right in the Sight of God””

An Obnoxious Argument, and its Answer

E.The implications of his gospel (2:17–21)

The debate in Antioch had been a hard-fought affair. The Judaists had raised every conceivable objection, mounted every conceivable argument: for, as Luke records, there had been “no small dissension and disputation” (Acts 15:2). … Read more “An Obnoxious Argument, and its Answer”

“… The Same Commit Thou To Faithful Men”

“Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others
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Light Is Come Into The World

In the Gospel of John there are a string of pas­sages that present clear teaching on the subject of our responsibility to judgment. This interest­ing series show us the quite definite mind of the Lord upon the responsibility that came … Read more “Light Is Come Into The World”

Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians Part XIII

D. The Allegory of Hagar and Sarah (4:21–5:1)

Paul returns to his exposition of the true rela­tionship between the Promises and the Law, concluding with a master-stroke. In these verses we are reminded of the exceptional student, engaged in his … Read more “Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians Part XIII”

Chapter Two – Let This Mind be in You (3)

United through Humility and Service (v1-4)

Having received a generous gift at the hand of the Philippians, Paul knew that the ecclesia was overflowing with a spirit of comfort, love, fellowship and compassion. Yet there was one further characteristic he … Read more “Chapter Two – Let This Mind be in You (3)”