Acts 15: 22-29…..A 2,000 year old letter!

Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They sent Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brothers, with the following letter: “The brothers, both the apostles and the elders, to theContinue reading “Acts 15: 22-29…..A 2,000 year old letter!”

Acts 15: 13-21: A Basic tenant of Christian thinking…

After they finished speaking, James replied, “Brothers, listen to me. Simeon has related how God first visited the Gentiles, to take from them a people for his name. And with this the words of the prophets agree, just as it is written,“‘After this I will return,and I will rebuild the tent of David that hasContinue reading “Acts 15: 13-21: A Basic tenant of Christian thinking…”

Acts 15: 6-14….Serious matters need serious discussion.

The apostles and the elders were gathered together to consider this matter. And after there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, “Brothers, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe.Continue reading “Acts 15: 6-14….Serious matters need serious discussion.”

Mark 12: 28-31….God’s ‘law’ in a nutshell!

And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord yourContinue reading “Mark 12: 28-31….God’s ‘law’ in a nutshell!”

Psalm 19: 7-14…..The aforementioned Creator declares what He expects!

The law of the LORD is perfect,reviving the soul;the testimony of the LORD is sure,making wise the simple;the precepts of the LORD are right,rejoicing the heart;the commandment of the LORD is pure,enlightening the eyes;the fear of the LORD is clean,enduring forever;the rules of the LORD are true,and righteous altogether.More to be desired are they thanContinue reading “Psalm 19: 7-14…..The aforementioned Creator declares what He expects!”

Galatians 5: 1-12….An unexpected wish!

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the wholeContinue reading “Galatians 5: 1-12….An unexpected wish!”

Galatians 3: 22-29….The prison key!

But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that weContinue reading “Galatians 3: 22-29….The prison key!”

Galatians 3: 15-21…. Which wins? Law or God’s Promise.

To give a human example, brothers: even with a man-made covenant, no one annuls it or adds to it once it has been ratified. Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, “And to offsprings,” referring to many, but referring to one, “And to your offspring,” who isContinue reading “Galatians 3: 15-21…. Which wins? Law or God’s Promise.”

1 Samuel 14: 33-35….An easy solution found.

Then they told Saul, “Behold, the people are sinning against the LORD by eating with the blood.” And he said, “You have dealt treacherously; roll a great stone to me here.” And Saul said, “Disperse yourselves among the people and say to them, ‘Let every man bring his ox or his sheep and slaughter themContinue reading “1 Samuel 14: 33-35….An easy solution found.”

Hebrews 3: 1-6….Increase your understanding.

Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s house. For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builderContinue reading “Hebrews 3: 1-6….Increase your understanding.”