Yearly Archives: 2016

August 12, 2016: Day 75 – Galatians 2

So today we delve into a theological concept that is fundamental to our faith, and yet is one with which theologians over the ages have struggled.  The term we are going to look at is justification.  If you break that … Continue reading

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August 11, 2016: Day 74 – Galatians 1

This letter of Paul is clearly written to the churches of Galatia.  If you look at your map today you will not see a city called Galatia.  In fact, it is important that we see that this letter is written to … Continue reading

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August 10, 2016: Day 73 – II Corinthians 13

We launch ourselves into the last chapter of Paul’s second letter to the church in Corinth.  It is hard to believe that we have made our way through both letters, and I hope you have been able to hear the … Continue reading

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August 9, 2016: Day 72 – II Corinthians 12

In these verses we find the proverbial “thorn in the side” Scripture.  If you look at vs.7 you will find Paul’s words that speak to a weakness that the Lord has given him which he has to face his entire … Continue reading

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August 8, 2016: Day 71 – II Corinthians 11

I’ll never forget a conference that I went to which was full of pastors who were considering the current state of our denomination and trying to find ways in which we could champion a more conservative moralistic approach which seemed … Continue reading

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August 7, 2016: Day 70 – II Corinthians 10

So who made Paul angry?  It seems as if the entire chapter 10 is an apology for his authority and the  fact that he is the one, after all, who was used by the Lord to establish that community.  It … Continue reading

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August 6, 2014: Day 69 – II Corinthians 9

Are we talking about money again?  Yes, but not exclusively.  Vs.6 is a classic verse which has been used on stewardship Sundays for millennia.  Paul reminds us that those who sow sparingly, will also reap sparingly.  Again, he is speaking in … Continue reading

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August 5, 2016: Day 68 – II Corinthians 8

So, let’s talk about money.  That’s Paul’s basic premise here in this chapter.  He commends the church in Macedonia for its generous giving.  The churches that were located in Macedonia were in Philippi and Thessaloniki, which were two communities to … Continue reading

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August 4, 2016: Day 67 – II Corinthians 7

We are definitely missing something here.  From this chapter it is fairly obvious that there is a letter that was written which chastised the Corinthians, but it is obviously not the first letter to the church in Corinth which we have.  Paul … Continue reading

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August 3, 2016: Day 66 – II Corinthians 6

There is a fine line between being in this world but not of this world.  This Scripture speaks specifically to those who are looking for a spouse and they are out in the world and wondering who God has prepared … Continue reading

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