Today’s Verse: Galatians 3:1-9 Today’s Song: Alas Did My Savior Bleed  Notes:  Don’t be bewitched!  Here is a question: what kind of car did George Washington drive?  Silly question, right?  Cars weren’t invented then…but this is the same type of error the Galatians were making.  In these verses, Paul argues that faith MUST proceed any type…

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Today’s Verse: Galatians 3:1-5 Today’s Song: As The Deer  Notes:  Don’t be bewitched!  Here Paul challenges the Galatians with one forceful question: did they receive the Spirt by works of the Law or by hearing with faith?  As far as Paul is concerned every aspect of the Christian life grows out of and revolves around…

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Today’s Verse: Galatians 3-5 Today’s Song: Leaning on the Everlasting Arms  Notes:  Today we move into a new section: chapters 3-5.  In the first two chapters, Paul has argued that grace is the gift of Christ. It is the amazing self-giving of Christ who has given himself for me, and now I no longer live but it…

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Today we turn our attention to the book of Zechariah.  The restoration of Jerusalem after the exile happened in three key phases: Phase 1: The rebuilding of the temple (536-516 BC)  Phase 2: Ezra’s ministry of teaching (468 BC)  Phases 3: Nehemiah’s rebuilding of the walls (445 BC)  During the first phase, when they were…

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Today’s Verse: Galatians 2:19 Today’s Song: Were You There? Notes:  “So, tell me about the day you died.”Has anyone ever asked you that…me neither. But here, Paul tells us about his death. He actually died with Christ and now lives a new life.  Today we think about that new life and what does it mean…

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Today’s Verse: Galatians 2:16 Today’s Song: In Christ Alone  Notes:  Today we see that the most important thing about us…is not about us! And we begin to answer the three Massive questions that will shape, at the very least, how we understand Galatians…but also will shape how we understand all of life and reality:  What does Paul…

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Today’s Verse: Galatians 2:15-16 Today’s Song: O Holy Jesus  Notes:  Today we dive into Galatians 2:15-21. This is one of the most compressed and dense sections of all of Paul’s letters.  Here Paul explains why he publically rebuked Peter and gives us the key steps to relational reconciliation.  Step 1: Embrace the “we” Step 2: Confront what…

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One of our primary goals for our Friday prayer time is not only to pray but also to point you to resources to help you pray.  And one of the best is Matthew Henry’s A Method for Prayer, where he weaves together hundreds of scriptural phrases into a seamless garment of praise and petition. In today’s prayer,…

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Today’s Verse: Galatians 2:7-8 Today’s Song: Before The Throne  Notes:  Today we look at the two different missions that Paul talks about in verses 7-8: Peter’s mission to the Jews and Paul’s mission to the Gentiles.  And we ask: where does real unity come from and what does it look like? 

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