Tag Archives: Apostle Paul

The Deception and Dishonesty of Legalism

Sermons on the first chapter of Paul’s letter to his friend Titus often present it as a job description for church leadership. It’s not. Instead, Paul is concerned with legalistic teaching and how to correct it with sound doctrine. Paul … Continue reading

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Renewing Your Mind Isn’t About You

What comes to mind when you read Romans 12:2 and see the words “be transformed by the renewing of your mind”? It probably means more than you think, and the point of the verse isn’t necessarily about you. Bringing Opposites … Continue reading

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When a Godly Woman Leads God’s People

Tucked in a passage about unity in Christ is a line that gets passed over too often: For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there are quarrels among you, my brothers and sisters. (1 Corinthians 1:11, … Continue reading

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Does the Apostle Paul Really Contradict Jesus?

I hesitate to say the Bible disagrees with itself. I find an elegant consistency when read as a whole. But I will say I find apparent discrepancies that require examination. One of them has to do with fathers. Don’t call … Continue reading

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Questioning Your Pastor’s Teaching is a Noble Task

The Bible contains two letters the Apostle Paul wrote to the Christians in Thessaloniki, which might lead readers to think the people in that city were widespread supporters of Paul’s work. They weren’t. Rather, while one group of people heard … Continue reading

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Moses Preached the Gospel of Jesus to the Israelites

One of the most relied upon passages for evangelism is Romans 10:9. If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Declaring for all … Continue reading

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How to Win Every Argument on the Internet

One thing I’ll say for the secret to winning the Internet captured in that meme – “I assume that if someone disagrees with me it’s because they misunderstood me. If they understood me, how could they disagree?” – is that … Continue reading

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The Apostle Paul Sings Pub Songs

Chumbawamba’s “Tubthumping (I Get Knocked Down)” came on the radio and I started thinking about the Apostle Paul. Doesn’t everyone? And now I have a number of questions for you to consider: Which of the karaoke singers most resembles me? … Continue reading

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Being a Berean in the Digital Age

I wonder if this is what the Apostle Paul would have gone through if he’d been preaching today: Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and … Continue reading

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Hooked by Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me (a review)

Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me is a literary memoir of a different kind. Since she’s Chair of Liberty University’s Department of English and Modern Languages, Karen Swallow Prior might be expected to love literature and God. After all, … Continue reading

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