Tag: paul

Works of the Flesh: Divisions

The Apostle Paul encouraged the Christians of Galatia to live according to the Spirit and crucify the flesh and its passions; in so doing Paul set forth contrasting feelings, behaviors, and character traits described asContinue reading

Works of the Flesh: Rivalries

In exhorting the Galatian Christians to live according to the Spirit and crucify the flesh and its passions, Paul provides helpful lists of feelings, behaviors, and character traits described as the “works of the flesh”Continue reading

Apologies in Acts

Early Christians went about proclaiming Jesus as Lord, bearing witness to what the Apostles had seen and heard regarding His life, death, resurrection, ascension, and imminent return (Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 15:1-20). At other timesContinue reading

Handling Hebrews 10:25 Rightly

The Lord’s people recognize the importance and power of coming together as the ekklesia, the assembly, or church, of Christ. By all accounts the earliest Christians learned the value and importance of the assembly fromContinue reading

Apologies in Acts: Paul in Caesarea

Paul’s situation had grown dire. Accusers slandered him at every opportunity. Yet now he would tell of what God accomplished through Jesus and in him before governors and kings. Paul had been arrested in JerusalemContinue reading

Love One Another

Love. Love is patient and kind. Love is not envious, does not brag, is not arrogant, is not rude, and does not seek its own way. Love is not bitter or resentful. These are theContinue reading

Works of the Flesh: Jealousy

The Apostle Paul had affirmed for the Galatian Christians the power of the Gospel of Jesus to save without recourse to observing the Law of Moses. Yet Paul’s concerns were never only about what theyContinue reading