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  •  In his letter to the Galatians, Paul is dealing with some of the most serious, vital, and central questions, which were confronting the Church of Jesus Christ in its very early days. These disciples of Jesus Christ were on the point of being misled on some of the most crucially important matters.   Paul…
    August 14, 2017
  •  We are dealing with a profoundly serious issue in this letter to disciples of Jesus Christ and it happens to be a matter not readily read and understood today.   We are in Galatians Chapter 3 and verse 21 and moving on into Chapter 4.  Do you see what would have happened if circumcision had come back…
    August 7, 2017
  • We are reading and studying Galatians Chapter 3 verse 21 and moving on into Chapter 4. Paul is writing to believers in Jesus Christ who are facing that temptation which comes to us all - to compromise - to change what God has given us through Jesus Christ - to use that morsel of pride that might have remained within -…
    July 31, 2017
  •  Do we not wonder sometimes just what God is doing?   We are in this challenging Chapter 3 of the letter to the disciples of Jesus Christ in Galatia.   Paul is seeking to answer this difficult question – what is the place and purpose of the Commandments and where does the mercy and grace and…
    July 24, 2017
  • Galatians 3 verses 19 to 29 - Is this not one of the most difficult sections of Paul's letter to these believers in Jesus Christ, but we can get the feeling of what he is saying as well as the meaning.    None of us could keep all the Commandments in the Old Testament, and that is why many wonder, "What…
    July 17, 2017
  •  We are reading Galatians Chapter 3 and we have focused on verse 6. When dealing with this crucial issue of legalism and licence in the Church of Jesus Christ Paul takes these believers in Jesus back to the Scripture. We looked at Genesis Chapter 15. Experience and fads and fashions and whatever is new…
    July 10, 2017
  • We are reading the letter to Galatians but in Chapter 3 verse 6, Paul writes – “Consider Abraham” – and there is a significant reference to what happened in Genesis Chapter 15. We looked at the first part of Genesis 15 last week. "Do not be afraid, Abraham. God calls him by name. I am…
    July 3, 2017
  • In Galatians Chapter 3, we are reading of how to avoid some of the greatest dangers which can confront believers in the Church of Jesus Christ - legalism - carnality - and witchcraft. Men like to make rules and regulations - even believing that if you keep these, these could make you right in the eyes of God - righteous…
    June 26, 2017
  • We come to Galatians Chapter 3 verse 2 - these people were Pentecostals or ‘charismatics’ - people who were born again - filled with the Holy Spirit - and birthed into the Kingdom of God under the ministry of Paul, but they had lost their vision of the Cross. They had been influenced in a negative way. They…
    June 19, 2017
  • Galatians 3 and verse 1 - what a verse! Paul is writing to those fairly new believers in Jesus who have been duped and deceived. It is a tragic situation - a situation which is presently confronting the visible church. This letter is so relevant to what we are currently facing today. These Christian Fellowships…
    June 12, 2017
  • In Galatians Chapter 2, Paul has been pleading with Peter - and more than that - confronting Peter - "Peter, don't slip back into legalism". Think of what is at stake - the Gospel of Jesus Christ - our freedom in Christ. We are saved - rescued - forgiven - shown mercy and love - we receive peace from God…
    June 5, 2017
  • In Galatians Chapter 2 and verse 11, we read of Peter coming to Antioch, and Paul opposes him, face to face. Why? Because he was in the wrong. What was the problem? Peter had been set free from eating only with Jews, but now he would not sit down at the table of the Gentiles - non-Jews - and have a meal with them. Somebody…
    May 29, 2017
  •  We are in Galatians Chapter 2 and verses 11 to 21.   In this letter, Paul is dealing with a question which is facing the Church of Jesus Christ today.   It is not a new question. This is not a new problem.    In fact, there are very few new problems!   It is the question…
    May 22, 2017
  • In Galatians Chapter 2 and verse 2, Paul is deeply concerned that these disciples did not take a stronger stand where it was necessary to do so - and in Jerusalem he did all this, privately, among those who seemed to be leaders.   Then God had it all written down, that we might read and learn and understand.  …
    May 15, 2017
  • Following that incident outside Damascus when the risen and living Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, apprehended and arrested Saul of Tarsus, the exciting adventure and narrative continued.  We are in Galatians Chapter 1.   The apostle Paul spent some three years in the wilderness.  Jesus spent His…
    May 8, 2017

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Alexander "Sandy" Shaw is pastor of Nairn Christian Fellowship in Nairn, Scotland. Nairn is 17 miles east of Inverness - on the Moray Firth Coast - not far from the Loch Ness Monster!

Gifted as a Biblical teacher, Sandy is firmly committed to making sure that his teachings are firmly grounded in the Word.

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