Tag Archives: Understanding Paul

Ephesians Podcast

We just made a new podcast on Ephesians! My colleague Bryce Dunford and I recently discussed the text of Ephesians, and we have posted this on YouTube here. Hopefully we will start getting these podcasts uploaded to multiple podcasting platforms … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7 – Was Paul married?

Was Paul against marriage in general? It doesn’t seem so. This chapter seems to be answering a question about missionary service and marriage. Should missionaries be married? It seems as if Paul is counseling missionaries if they are unmarried, to … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14 – Gifts of the Spirit, Silence in the Churches

Paul emphasizes the importance of the gifts of the Spirit in building Zion in 1 Corinthians 14. “Forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church” (1 Corinthians 14:12). Paul … Continue reading

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Romans 14 – Doubtful Disputations

Romans 14 – Doubtful Disputations Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.  For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.  Let not him that eateth despise … Continue reading

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Romans 12 – The Church and Spiritual Gifts

Romans 12 can be outlined as follows: A. Romans 12:1-2 The mortal struggle – bringing our bodies in subjection to the Spirit B. Romans 12:-21 The body of Christ (the Church) and spiritual gifts 1. Romans 12:3-5 Two important attitudes … Continue reading

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Romans 11 – The Gentiles Grafted In

Many years ago I taught near a school where a there was an athletically gifted young man. He had tremendous talent on the football field and the basketball court. He was probably the highest scorer on the basketball team, and his achievements … Continue reading

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Romans 8:12-39 Hope For the Saints

I find the following outline to be helpful when studying Romans 8:12-39 1. Five Characteristics of a Saint – Romans 8:12-17 A. Romans 8:12-13 A Saint Puts to Death the Natural Man B. Romans 8:14 A Saint is led by … Continue reading

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Romans 7:7-8:11 The Battle We All Face

I outline Romans 7:7-8:11 as follows: Romans 7:7-8:11 The Battle We All Face: A New Spirit in a Fallen Mortal Body 1. Romans 7:7-14 The Law & Sin 2. Romans 7:15-25 The Rude Awakening: My Mortal Body Fights My Spirit … Continue reading

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Romans 6:1-7:6 Saved by Grace, Changed by Grace

Romans 6:1-7:6 can be outlined as follows: I. Romans 6:1-7:6 Two Key Ideas: To be dead to sin (justification), to be alive in Christ (sanctification). 1. Romans 6:1-11 The new life of a Christian, symbolism of our baptism a. Romans … Continue reading

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Romans 3:21-31 – Paul & Justification

In Romans 3:21-8:39 Paul spends time teaching the Romans what a Christian is like, comparing the New Covenant with the Old, comparing Adam to Jesus, and illustrating how Heavenly Father is an active participant in our lives. The next few … Continue reading

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