Monthly Archives: April 2013

4/28 “Free at Last!” Galatians 5

4/28 “Free at Last!”  IN A NUTSHELL: There are two ways to try to live good lives: make a list of the “bad things” you shouldn’t do and keep telling yourself “No. No! No!!”  Bad News… doesn’t work. Or get to … Continue reading

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4/21 “Gospels Which Aren’t Good News” Gal. 1&2

IN A NUTSHELL: Every other religion other than the Gospel of Jesus Christ is based on a similar premise: Get gain a god’s attention, appease him, and get him on your side.  That is the exact opposite of Christianity.  Jesus came … Continue reading

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4/14 “The Children of Promise” Galatians 4 (especially verse 19)

IN A NUTSHELL: Paul as an Apostle to the Gentiles continually struggled with “The Circumcision Group” coming in and teaching the Law of Moses as first importance over the grace of God as revealed through Christ.  Human nature is to try … Continue reading

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4/7/13 The Power of Psalms

Title: “The Power of Psalms” Texts: Psalm 142; 33; 13; Galatians 6:7-9 In a Nutshell: A Psalm of Lament provides a literary expression for crisis, hurt, grief, or despair. Its purpose is to move a worshipper from hurt to joy, … Continue reading

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