Tag: GNFN

Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness

Defending the integrity of the Christian faith as the witness of what God accomplished through Jesus of Nazareth proved important to the Apostle Paul; most of his letter to the Galatian Christians sought to affirmContinue reading

Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness

The Apostle Paul certainly had plenty of reason for concern about the doctrinal steadfastness of the Galatian Christians (cf. Galatians 1:1-5:16); nevertheless, he would not neglect the opportunity to exhort them regarding the practice ofContinue reading

Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness

The Apostle Paul well understood that maintaining an understanding of the truth of God in Christ, and upholding that truth, was very important (Galatians 1:1-5:16). And yet such an understanding must inform the Christian’s practice,Continue reading

Fruit of the Spirit: Longsuffering

The Apostle Paul remained greatly worried about how the Galatian Christians so suddenly were being tempted to pursue a different “gospel,” one based on the works of the Law and not in faith in ChristContinue reading

Fruit of the Spirit: Peace

The Apostle Paul, having warned the Galatian Christians regarding important matters of doctrine (cf. Galatians 1:6-5:16), then turned to insist upon important matters of practice. He did so by comparing and contrasting the works ofContinue reading

Fruit of the Spirit: Joy

The Apostle Paul, having warned the Galatian Christians regarding the dangers of falling from grace by adhering to the Law of Moses (Galatians 1:1-5:16), sought to exhort them regarding sin and righteousness (Galatians 5:17-24). HeContinue reading

Fruit of the Spirit: Love

The Apostle Paul, having established his great concern regarding the Galatian Christians turning to the rites of the Law, then desired to encourage them to avoid sin and accomplish righteousness. He did so by condemningContinue reading

Racism and Prejudice

Here in the early twenty-first century Western culture continues to grapple with its legacy of white supremacy. For generations people of European ancestry assumed and presumed superiority over the rest of the world: they believedContinue reading