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Nov

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All Souls Day

Praying for Those Who Have Passed… In 2nd Maccabees, we learn about men who prayed for their fellow soldiers who had died, after learning that those soldiers had sinned: Turning to supplication, they prayed that the sinful deed might be fully blotted out. The noble Judas warned the soldiers to keep themselves free from sin, […]

01
Nov

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All Saints Day

Saints from Every Nation… In Heaven, saints from every nation worship the Lord: After this I had a vision of a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation, race, people, and tongue. They stood before the throne and before the Lamb, wearing white robes and holding palm branches in their hands. They […]

31
Oct

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Galatians 3:4

Finding Faith in Vain?… By turning their backs on faith, the Galatians experiences were in vain: Did you experience so many things in vain? – if indeed it was in vain. -Galatians 3:4, NAB The Galatians, like all Christians, went through experiences that brought them to faith.  It may have been times of trial or suffering. […]

30
Oct

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Galatians 3:2

Receiving the Spirit Through Faith… Our faith in God will draw us nearer to the Holy Spirit: I want to learn only this from you: did you receive the Spirit from works of the law, or from faith in what you heard?-Galatians 3:2, NAB In the debate over works vs. faith, St. Paul asks one […]

29
Oct

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Galatians 3:1,3

Our Own Stupidity… The gloves are off.  St. Paul tells the Galatians exactly how foolish their actions are: O stupid Galatians! Who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified? …Are you so stupid? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now ending with the flesh? -Galatians 3:1,3, NAB In […]

27
Oct

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Galatians 2:21

Did Christ Die for Nothing?… By trying to earn our salvation through the Law, we are taking away the purpose of the cross. I do not nullify the grace of God; for if justification comes through the Law, then Christ died for nothing. -Galatians 2:21, NAB From what we have studied in Galatians so far, […]

26
Oct

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Galatians 2:19-20

Crucified with Christ… We must die to our sinful ways and begin to live again in Christ: I have been crucified with Christ; yet I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me; insofar as I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God who has loved me […]

25
Oct

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Galatians 2:18-19

Sin Revealed… By knowing that we are sinners, we can find salvation in Christ: But if I am building up again those things that I tore down, then I show myself to be a transgressor. For through the law I died to the law, that I might live for God. -Galatians 2:18-19, NAB First, St. […]

24
Oct

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Galatians 2:17

Justification Through Christ… Would Jesus lead us into a sinful nature? But if, in seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves are found to be sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin? Of course not! -Galatians 2:17, NAB Jesus came to free us from our sins, not enslave us to them.  A common […]