John 20: 11-18….Where is He?

But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them,Continue reading “John 20: 11-18….Where is He?”

Mark 1: 1-5…..The Son of God

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.As it is written in Isaiah the prophet,“Behold, I send my messenger before your face,who will prepare your way,the voice of one crying in the wilderness:Prepare the way of the Lord,make his paths straight,’”John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism ofContinue reading “Mark 1: 1-5…..The Son of God”

Galatians 4: 28-31….Whose child are you?

Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise. But just as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now. But what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the slave woman and her son, for the son ofContinue reading “Galatians 4: 28-31….Whose child are you?”

Galatians 2: 10-16….The same issue faced again.

But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the circumcision party. And the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along with him, soContinue reading “Galatians 2: 10-16….The same issue faced again.”

Galatians 2: 1-10….A history lesson continued.

Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along with me. I went up because of a revelation and set before them (though privately before those who seemed influential) the gospel that I proclaim among the Gentiles, in order to make sure I was not running or had notContinue reading “Galatians 2: 1-10….A history lesson continued.”

Galatians 1: 13-24…Here I stand!

For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it. And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. But when he who had setContinue reading “Galatians 1: 13-24…Here I stand!”

Galatians 1: 8-12….Whose gospel was Paul preaching.

But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.ForContinue reading “Galatians 1: 8-12….Whose gospel was Paul preaching.”

Galatians 1: 1-7…..Starting gently – then a hard punch.

Paul, an apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead— and all the brothers who are with me,Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the presentContinue reading “Galatians 1: 1-7…..Starting gently – then a hard punch.”

Galatians 4: 21-28….Allegorically speaking!

Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not listen to the law? For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and one by a free woman. But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, while the son of the freeContinue reading “Galatians 4: 21-28….Allegorically speaking!”