Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 27 June 2022. Today’s topic: Are We Galatians?

If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other. Galatians 5:15 Yesterday, I learned of a church in central Florida that has decided to lock its doors from the inside every Sunday morning.  It’s a small country Baptist church outside Dade City; I have family who attendContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 27 June 2022. Today’s topic: Are We Galatians?”

Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 7 March 2022. Today’s topic: Didn’t and Don’t

Have you experienced so much in vain—if it really was in vain?  Galatians 3:4 (NIV). A little context helps to better understand this verse.  Remember that it comes right after the verses where Paul calls out his Galatian friends for being foolish (for mixing in Old Testament requirements in with the ‘law’ of Christ).   PaulContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 7 March 2022. Today’s topic: Didn’t and Don’t”

Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 2 March 2022. Today’s topic: Gut Check Time

I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard?  Galatians 3:2 (NIV). Gut check time.  What do you really believe about this whole ‘Jesus thing?’   Do you honestly, truly believe in your core that He is the only way,Continue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 2 March 2022. Today’s topic: Gut Check Time”

Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 1 March 2022. Today’s topic: Foolish Friends

You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified.  Galatians 3:1 (NIV). In starting this third chapter of the letter, Paul calls out the foolishness of his friends in Galatia.  We don’t know (from this letter) how long it has been since Paul and his friends have seen eachContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 1 March 2022. Today’s topic: Foolish Friends”