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God Our Father – Paul Edstein

The Bible describes God in many different ways. His characteristics include: • Self-Existence • Eternality • Sovereignty • Omnipotence • Omniscience • Omnipresence • Holiness • Love • Faithfulness • Goodness • Righteousness • Mercy God also has numerous titles,...

What We Believe – The Scriptures

For the next several weeks we are going to focus on our fourth doctrinal statement, which could have been our first. We will spend several weeks on this statement, because in many ways it is the foundation of our lives;...

What We Believe – Who is Yeshua?

Last week we asked several questions in closing: The Hebrew Bible states that no one can see God, and yet at times it says that people saw him. Who was it that they saw? The Hebrew Bible speaks of God...

What We Believe – Compound Unity

As I mentioned before, each one of the doctrinal statements deserves a sermon of its own. Libraries of books have been written on each of these, because here we talk about the nature and person of G-d as revealed to...

In Conclusion

When we began studying this letter of Sha’ul to the congregations in southern Galatia we talked about how there was none of the normal giving of thanks or thinking of something nice to say to the audience. Sha’ul concludes his...

Bearing Burdens

We start by reminding ourselves of Sha’ul’s central argument from Chapter (2:16). “Yet we know that a person is set right not by deeds based on Torah, but rather through … [the faithfulness of Messiah Yeshua]. So even we have...

Freedom

Up to this point in the letter, Sha’ul has focused on the dangers of legalism through both the admonition and the appeal. Now, Sha’ul brings in the balance and counters libertinism. We remind ourselves of Sha’ul’s central argument from Chapter...

Appeal & Allegory

Last time we closed out the first major section of admonition and today we begin the second section, an appeal to action. This appeal will be against both Legalism and Libertinism, and to begin we will remind ourselves of Sha’ul’s...

Transition from Admonition to Appeal

One of the ways that we can understand the Letters in the New Covenant is by looking at the ways that arguments were structured in Sha’ul’s day.[i] The first section of this letter after the introduction (between 1:6 to 4:11)...

Adopted Sons and Daughters

As we continue the discussion of being the difference between slaves and adopted sons and daughters of God let’s remember Chapter 2:16: “Yet we know that a person is set right not by deeds based on Torah, but rather through...