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.”

Titus 2: 15- 3:8 Christian Character in a non-Christian world….

Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.Comment: Titus is given a 3-fold charge in relationship to the church of which he is the leader. He is to speak, encourage and discipline with authority.Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready forContinue reading “Titus 2: 15- 3:8 Christian Character in a non-Christian world….”

Titus 2: 7-14…Further instructions.

Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. Bondservants are to be submissive to their own masters in everything; they areContinue reading “Titus 2: 7-14…Further instructions.”

James 2: 20-26…. Examples from the past.

Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; and the Scripture wasContinue reading “James 2: 20-26…. Examples from the past.”

1 James 2: 14-19…..’faith compared to work’

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things neededContinue reading “1 James 2: 14-19…..’faith compared to work’”