The Great Commission

“’Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.’ Amen.” – Matthew 28:19-20 […]

Grace and Judgement in Eden: Part 2

Creation, gospel, and judgment appear not only in the early pages of the Bible but in the latter, as well. Read Revelation 14:6, 7. In what ways are these verses linked to the first three chapters of Genesis? That is, what parallel ideas are found in all these verses? One of my favorite characteristics of […]

The Law and The Gospel

As we’ve learned thus far, the law helps us to understand our need for a Saviour. The bible is very clear in letting the readers know that we are not saved by works, but by grace. I guess God foresaw people trying to find a loophole for serving Him and going to heaven. He exposed […]

The Preachers Pay a Price

Read Acts 16:9-40. According to the passage, why did the Philippians react so negatively to the gospel? What important principle can we find in their reaction that we always need to be wary of ourselves? In what other ways can this principle be made manifest, even in the lives of professed Christians? While Paul was […]

Paul’s Concern

What reasons does Paul give for publicly confronting Peter? Gal. 2:11–14. Paul confronts Peter because he is not practicing the truth of the Gospel. The truth of the gospel declares that Jews and Gentiles are equals. When Peter alienates Gentiles from table-fellowship he demonstrates that he does not believe the truth of the gospel. Paul […]

Unity in Diversity

Read Galatians 2:1–10. Paul says that the false brothers “slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery” (Gal. 2:4, ESV). What are Christians free from? Read ; Rom. 6:6, 7; 8:2, 3; Gal. 3:23–25; 4:7, 8; Heb. 2:14, 15. How do we […]

No Other Gospel

What normally follows the opening greeting in Paul’s letters? How is Galatians different? Compare Gal. 1:6 with Rom. 1:8, 1 Cor. 1:4, Phil. 1:3, and 1 Thess. 1:2 When we look at the other epistles of Paul we see that he gives a blessing directly after the greeting in his epistles.The difference in this book […]

Paul’s Gospel

In addition to defending his apostleship, what else does Paul emphasize in his opening greeting to the Galatians? Compare Gal. 1:3–5 with Eph. 1:2, Phil. 1:2, and Col. 1:2. When we look at Paul’s greetings in the epistles he gives a blessing of grace through Jesus Christ. Paul’s gospel is filled with the grace of […]

The Gospel Goes to the Gentiles

Where was the first Gentile church established? What events caused the believers to go there? (Acts 11:19–21, 26).What does that remind you of from Old Testament times? (See Daniel 2.) The first Christian church was established in Antioch. The reason the believers went to Antioch was because of persecution. In the same way the Jews […]