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  • The Divine Office: Let Christ take shape within you

    02/13/2014 5:41:02 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 2 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 2/13/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    St Augustine's Exposition on Galatians St Paul says, Be like me – who, though I was born a Jew, have learnt through spiritual insight to look down on things of the body – as I have become like you – that is, I am a man. Next he very properly reminds them of his love for them, so that they should not think that he is their enemy. My brethren, hear me: you have never done me harm – implying, ‘do not therefore think that I mean to do you any harm’. My children, he adds – so that they...
  • Hey, I’m Not A Bad Person!

    11/15/2013 8:03:20 AM PST · by WXRGina · 34 replies
    For Freedom – Galatians 5:1 ^ | November 15, 2013 | Michael D. Day
    Once, when I was talking to a friend about the Christian doctrine of salvation, he told me he didn’t feel like he needed to be “saved”. “I’ve never done anything seriously bad, like stealing or murdering. And whenever I’ve hurt anyone, I’ve always apologized and made amends. No one needs to die for my sins.” This attitude is fairly common. Lots of people don’t think of themselves as “sinful” because they equate sin with specific anti-social or criminal acts. To their way of thinking, sin is bad because it violates moral or civil standards of behavior. So, if they are...
  • When Paul Corrected Peter

    09/29/2013 1:45:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 59 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 25, 2013 | George Neumayr
    Laity and clergy should reject, respectfully, the liberalism of Pope Francis. In St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, he wrote that he rebuked the first pope, St. Peter, “to his face because he clearly was wrong.” The issue was St. Peter’s capitulation to Jewish culture in his approach to the Gentiles. St. Paul moved swiftly to correct him for the sake of the early Church’s unity and doctrinal fidelity to Jesus Christ.
  • "The One Gospel Produces One Church" (Sermon on Galatians 6:1-10, 14-18)

    07/06/2013 5:26:05 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | July 7, 2013 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The One Gospel Produces One Church” (Galatians 6:1-10, 14-18)Today we wrap up our six-part series on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians. And our theme today, as we look at chapter 6, is this: “The One Gospel Produces the One Church.” First of all, though, let’s review where we have been in this series. Week one. Title: “No Other Gospel.” Key passage, Galatians 1:6-7: “I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel--not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble...
  • "Free to Be Fruitful" (Sermon on Galatians 5:1, 13-25)

    06/29/2013 8:18:40 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | June 30, 2013 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Free to Be Fruitful” (Galatians 5:1, 13-25)Freedom is a wonderful thing. This week on Thursday, the Fourth of July, our nation will celebrate the 237th anniversary of declaring our freedom from Great Britain. But as we saw in our nation just this past week, freedom can also be abused, as when that freedom is used as a license for immorality. So the question becomes: What are we using our freedom for? That’s the question St. Paul takes up in our Epistle for today from Galatians 5. What are we using our freedom for? Only, Paul here is talking about something...
  • "Sons and Heirs" (Sermon on Galatians 3:23 – 4:7)

    06/22/2013 8:09:41 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | June 23, 2013 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Sons and Heirs” (Galatians 3:23 – 4:7)In our six-part sermon series on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians, we have already talked about our changed situation as Christians. For example, last week we heard how we are “Justified by Faith, Crucified with Christ, Redeemed from the Curse.” Now today St. Paul takes us further into understanding our changed status. He says that now, through faith in God’s promise and our baptism into Christ, now we are “Sons and Heirs.” Sons and heirs. That is quite different from what we were before. Before, we were slaves and outsiders, not sons and...
  • "Justified by Faith, Crucified with Christ, Redeemed from the Curse" (Sermon on Galatians 2-3)

    06/15/2013 3:17:27 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 13 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | June 16, 2013 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Justified by Faith, Crucified with Christ, Redeemed from the Curse” (Galatians 2:15-21; 3:10-14)Today we continue with the third in our six-part sermon series on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians. We began by looking at Paul’s opening assertion that there is “No Other Gospel” than the one he preached to them, yet the Galatians lately have been falling for a different gospel, which is really no gospel at all. Then last week we found out more about “The Gospel Paul Preached,” that it comes from God, not from man, that it is a gospel of grace, and that this gospel...
  • "The Gospel Paul Preached" (Sermon on Galatians 1:11-24)

    06/08/2013 2:22:30 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | June 9, 2013 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Gospel Paul Preached” (Galatians 1:11-24)Today is the second of six straight weeks in which the Epistle reading comes from St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians. And we’re doing a six-part sermon series on Galatians to go along with that. By the way, last Sunday I encouraged you to read through Galatians at least once a week over the course of this series. If you haven’t done that yet, I hope you will. I think you’ll get a lot out of it. Last week, to start our series, we began under the heading, “No Other Gospel.” Paul opens his letter...
  • "No Other Gospel" (Sermon on Galatians 1:1-12)

    06/02/2013 12:22:19 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | June 2, 2013 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “No Other Gospel” (Galatians 1:1-12)Today is the first of six straight weeks in which the Epistle reading comes from St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians. And so that is what I intend to use as the basis for a sermon series over these weeks, namely, Galatians. I think you will find this series helpful, because as we make our way through Galatians, we will gain great insight into some very important topics, for example: the exclusive nature of the gospel of Christ, that it alone saves; the proper distinction of Law and Gospel; the central doctrine of the Christian faith,...
  • "The Father's Day" (Sermon on Galatians 3:23 – 4:7)

    06/19/2010 9:23:48 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies · 96+ views
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | June 20, 2010 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Father’s Day” (Galatians 3:23 – 4:7)Today is Fathers’ Day, a day when we honor our fathers for the blessing that they are to us. This is good and right that we do this--especially you fourteen-year-old girls out there in the congregation! Be sure to honor your father today! Now for many of us, our fathers are long gone. But that does not mean we don’t have a Father to honor today. In fact, I want to suggest to you that this is “The Father’s Day,” a great day to thank and praise our heavenly Father. Our text is the...
  • English Standard Version Verse of the Day

    05/31/2009 12:03:42 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 140+ views
    Galatians 6:9-10 9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
  • "In Step with the Truth of the Gospel" (Sermon for Reformation Day on Galatians 2:11-21)

    10/25/2008 8:49:34 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 22 replies · 470+ views
    October 26, 2008 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “In Step with the Truth of the Gospel” (Galatians 2:11-21)Was the Reformation about doctrine or about practice? Think about that for a moment. The Reformation of the church started by Martin Luther 491 years ago this week--was the Reformation about doctrine or was it about practice? The short answer: Yes. Both. Both doctrine and practice, that’s what the Reformation was about. That’s what the ongoing Reformation of the church is always about--doctrine and practice as they are intertwined and interrelated. You cannot separate the two. And that’s the way it always has been, going back to the earliest days of...
  • CIRCUMCISION: Did you know?

    04/05/2006 5:19:29 PM PDT · by Giant Conservative · 580 replies · 13,865+ views
    The Daily Barometer ^ | Today | Daniel Cullen
    The debate about neonatal circumcision is over. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), neonatal circumcision is the result of ignorance, bad medical practice and American social and cultural pressure. Regarding the three most commonly cited justifications for neonatal circumcision (penile cancer, venereal disease and penile hygiene), the AAP now states that the benefits are negligible, which means that the majority of American men are walking around without foreskins for no good reason. Yet, the barbaric practice shows no sign of abating, and for this reason I plan to shed some light on the cultural dark spot of circumcision....
  • Confronting Legalism or Exclusivism? Reconsidering Key Pauline Passages

    07/05/2003 8:52:19 AM PDT · by NinjaDetective · 138+ views
    The Paul Page ^ | Mark M. Mattison
    Confronting Legalism or Exclusivism? Reconsidering Key Pauline Passages by Mark M. Mattison Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from the New Revised Standard Version. According to the new perspective on Paul, the early Judaizing controversy which framed Paul's arguments regarding justification was not a controversy about whether individuals are capable of "earning" salvation before a righteous God. Rather, it was a controversy about whether Gentiles should be accepted into the new covenant people of God as Gentiles. The controversy involved practices like table-fellowship rather than moralism. Paul's opponents were not legalists striving to merit the favor of God but...
  • Galatians 3:19

    02/21/2003 7:40:29 PM PST · by DouglasKC · 1 replies · 102+ views
    Galatians 3:19The word circumcision (or its derivative) is used 54 times in the entire New Testament. Sixteen occurrences of this word, about 30 percent, are found in one single book-the book of Galatians. The only New Testament book that uses this word more is the book of Romans, where it is used 26 times (48 percent). Interestingly, these are two of the most misinterpreted books in traditional Christianity. And Galatians 3:19 is often a major part of this misunderstanding. What purpose then does the law serve? It was added because of transgressions, till the Seed should come to whom the...