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September 18

Galatians 3:26-29; 4:1-20 Who are we? Paul writes about this. Who Jesus is…that is the starting point. Jesus Christ is the foundation. We should find our personal identity in Jesus first. Everything else follows. Paul writes of personal identity starting with our...

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September 17

Galatians 3:10-25 When Jesus was crucified, He took on Himself the curse that came from the sin of all humanity. Jesus rescued all who would receive Him as Savior. Paul writes about this truth. He is dispelling the myth that simply obeying all of God’s commandments...

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September 16

Galatians 2:11-21; 3:1-9 When Peter visited Paul (and the Antioch church, a primarily Gentile, thriving, influential church) a fear of criticism from Jewish believers caused Peter to withdraw from eating with the Gentile believers. Prioritizing the opinion of...

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September 15

Galatians 2:1-10 People, who ere deliberately twisting the truth, were actively working for influence in the churches. Paul writes to help bring grace, peace, and clarity. Pointing to Jesus as most important, Paul defends their faith. This includes a description of...

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September 14

Galatians 1 Personal interaction with Jesus Christ was life-changing for Paul. His identity and purpose were reshaped. This relationship was now foundational and most important for him. Responding to the opposition and false accusation, Paul did not point to his own...

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September 13

2 Corinthians 13 Paul closes his letter to the Corinthian believers with a passionate appeal to a life devoted to Jesus. Directly informed by his own personal relationship with Jesus, Paul encourages each person to examine their own relationship with Jesus. For many,...

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September 12

2 Corinthians 12:11-21 Paul has done all that he can to strengthen the Corinthian believers. Out of genuine concern, he has voluntarily served them in several ways. Rumors and false accusations about Paul swirl in Corinth. Paul doesn’t give up. Paul calls believers to...

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September 11

2 Corinthians 12:1-10 Paul refers to an indescribable vision that he had, of heaven. Hearing from God was not something Paul would brag about. Instead, He pointed to the power of God seen in the fact that anything good could come despite his human weakness. By God’s...

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September 10

2 Corinthians 11:16-33 Paul is writing to protect the Corinthian believers from false teachers who seek to deceive them, turning their loyalty, for pay, to teach their own version of spiritual truth (that was self-serving). Paul recounts the ways that he has proven...

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September 9

2 Corinthians 11:1-15 Paul is concerned that the Corinthians believers might become deceived by false teachers. They had interacted with people claiming to be Christian teachers who were not teaching the truth, that the apostles had received from Jesus and faithfully...

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