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Philippians 1.7-11 - Paul's Prayer

After expressing confidence in the future work and grace of God (v.6), Paul now explains his love for the Philippians and prays for them.

Paul says, essentially, that he loves the saints at Philippi with the same self-sacrificing love that Jesus showed for the entire world (vv.7-8, cf. 274 more words


Mark Nanos: Paul's Relationship with Circumcision

Mark D. Nanos, Reading Paul within Judaism: Collected Essays of Mark D. Nanos, vol. 1 (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2017), 24-25.

There is no reason to believe that Paul opposed circumcision of children born to Jewish parents, and good reason to suppose that he did not.

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Christian Scriptures

Martinus C. de Boer: Paul, Jesus, and "Apocalyptic Drama"

Martinus C. de Boer, Paul, Theologian of God’s Apocalypse: Essays on Paul and Apocalyptic (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2020), 2-3.

Paul’s understanding of Christ and his saving work is permeated from beginning to end (from Christ’s resurrection to his Parousia) by the categories and the perspectives of apocalyptic eschatology.

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3 things from the story of Paul

“And I said. ‘Who are you, Lord?’ And the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting.”

Acts 26 v 15

This is the only weekday talk that I have left to publish from my time working at a boarding school.

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The Gospel According To Paul

Romans 8.1

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Inclusion is all the rage in the church these days (and just about everywhere else). 790 more words

New Testament

Galatians 3:23-29

In Galatians 3:23-29 Paul continues his explanation of grace through faith as compared to the law. Before we were saved by faith; before we lived our lives by faith, we were held captive by the law. 480 more words

Spiritual Growth

July 7 Hear my morning prayer

Father, like You acted in Paul’s life, would You orchestrate my circumstances to allow for opportunities to bring You glory, and would You fill my mouth with the words to say as I give testimony to Your greatness. 260 more words

Daily Bible Prayer