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Stealing Freedom

Be careful of any system that adds requirements to the gospel. One common form of such a system is legalism. Legalism attempts to place people in bondage to a religious system of rules and to take away the freedom that flows from a relationship with Christ. The legalist focuses on appearances—trying hard to impress others (and presumably, God) by how well they keep the rules. It is a system filled with pride and judgment. It is a dangerous religious game that keeps people from the “real thing.” Continue reading

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Good News (Sept 14)

Did you notice how abruptly Galatians begins? Paul normally begins with a long thanksgiving passage and then a prayer for the church. But this time, he gets right to the point. His words are pointed and passionate. That should tell you that he was very concerned about the Galatian church–very concerned about any attempt to distort the gospel and keep us from the freedom we have in Christ. Continue reading

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Heart Problems (Feb 24)

February 24 Heart Problems Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 31:9-18 | Leviticus 15:1-16:28 | Mark 7:1-23 | Proverbs 10:13-14 Today’s Scripture Focus: Mark 7:1-23 “These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me … Continue reading

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True Freedom (Sept 20)

September 20 True Freedom Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalms 105:23-36 | Isaiah 33:13-36:22 | Galatians 5:13-26 | Proverbs 23:23 Today’s Scripture Focus: Galatians 5 “You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the … Continue reading

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Stealing Freedom (Sept 15)

September 15 Stealing Freedom Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalms 104:19-30 | Isaiah 19:1-21:17 | Galatians 2:1-16 | Proverbs 23:13-14 Today’s Scripture Focus: Galatians 2:1-16 This matter arose because some false brothers had infiltrated our ranks to spy on the freedom we … Continue reading

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Heart Problems (Feb 24)

February 24 Heart Problems Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 31:9-18 | Leviticus 15:1-16:28 | Mark 7:1-23 | Proverbs 10:13-14 Today’s Scripture Focus: Mark 7:1-23 “These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me … Continue reading

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True Freedom (Sept 20)

September 20 True Freedom Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalms 105:23-36 | Isaiah 33:13-36:22 | Galatians 5:13-26 | Proverbs 23:23 Today’s Scripture Focus: Galatians 5 “You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the … Continue reading

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Christ Formed in You (Sept 18)

September 18 Christ Formed in You Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalms 105:8-15 | Isaiah 28:14-30:11 | Galatians 3:23-4:31| Proverbs 23:19-21 Today’s Scripture Focus: Galatians 3:23-4:31 “My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is … Continue reading

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Stealing Freedom (Sept 15)

September 15 Stealing Freedom Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalms 104:19-30 | Isaiah 19:1-21:17 | Galatians 2:1-16 | Proverbs 23:13-14 Today’s Scripture Focus: Galatians 2:1-16 This matter arose because some false brothers had infiltrated our ranks to spy on the freedom we … Continue reading

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Freedom (Sept 14)

September 14 Good News Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalms 104:10-18 | Isaiah 15:1-18:7 | Galatians 1:1-24 | Proverbs 23:12 Today’s Scripture Focus: Galatians 1 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace … Continue reading

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