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Destination: Galatians
Galatians
Skip Heitzig

Galatians 1 (NKJV™)
1 Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead),
2 and all the brethren who are with me, To the churches of Galatia:
3 Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ,
4 who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,
5 to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
6 I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel,
7 which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ.
8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.
9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.
10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.
11 But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man.
12 For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ.
13 For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it.
14 And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.
15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb and called me through His grace,
16 to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood,
17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.
18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him fifteen days.
19 But I saw none of the other apostles except James, the Lord's brother.
20 (Now concerning the things which I write to you, indeed, before God, I do not lie.)
21 Afterward I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.
22 And I was unknown by face to the churches of Judea which were in Christ.
23 But they were hearing only, "He who formerly persecuted us now preaches the faith which he once tried to destroy."
24 And they glorified God in me.
Galatians 2 (NKJV™)
1 Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and also took Titus with me.
2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to those who were of reputation, lest by any means I might run, or had run, in vain.
3 Yet not even Titus who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.
4 And this occurred because of false brethren secretly brought in (who came in by stealth to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage),
5 to whom we did not yield submission even for an hour, that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
6 But from those who seemed to be something--whatever they were, it makes no difference to me; God shows personal favoritism to no man--for those who seemed to be something added nothing to me.
7 But on the contrary, when they saw that the gospel for the uncircumcised had been committed to me, as the gospel for the circumcised was to Peter
8 (for He who worked effectively in Peter for the apostleship to the circumcised also worked effectively in me toward the Gentiles),
9 and when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that had been given to me, they gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.
10 They desired only that we should remember the poor, the very thing which I also was eager to do.
11 Now when Peter had come to Antioch, I withstood him to his face, because he was to be blamed;
12 for before certain men came from James, he would eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing those who were of the circumcision.
13 And the rest of the Jews also played the hypocrite with him, so that even Barnabas was carried away with their hypocrisy.
14 But when I saw that they were not straightforward about the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter before them all, "If you, being a Jew, live in the manner of Gentiles and not as the Jews, why do you compel Gentiles to live as Jews?
15 "We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,
16 "knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.
17 "But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ therefore a minister of sin? Certainly not!
18 "For if I build again those things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.
19 "For I through the law died to the law that I might live to God.
20 "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
21 "I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain."
Galatians 3 (NKJV™)
1 O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified?
2 This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
3 Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?
4 Have you suffered so many things in vain--if indeed it was in vain?
5 Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?--
6 just as Abraham "believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness."
7 Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham.
8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, "In you all the nations shall be blessed."
9 So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.
10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them."
11 But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for "the just shall live by faith."
12 Yet the law is not of faith, but "the man who does them shall live by them."
13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree"),
14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
15 Brethren, I speak in the manner of men: Though it is only a man's covenant, yet if it is confirmed, no one annuls or adds to it.
16 Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, "And to seeds," as of many, but as of one, "And to your Seed," who is Christ.
17 And this I say, that the law, which was four hundred and thirty years later, cannot annul the covenant that was confirmed before by God in Christ, that it should make the promise of no effect.
18 For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no longer of promise; but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
19 What purpose then does the law serve? It was added because of transgressions, till the Seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was appointed through angels by the hand of a mediator.
20 Now a mediator does not mediate for one only, but God is one.
21 Is the law then against the promises of God? Certainly not! For if there had been a law given which could have given life, truly righteousness would have been by the law.
22 But the Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
23 But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, kept for the faith which would afterward be revealed.
24 Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
25 But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor.
26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
29 And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Galatians 4 (NKJV™)
1 Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all,
2 but is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father.
3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world.
4 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law,
5 to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
6 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, "Abba, Father!"
7 Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
8 But then, indeed, when you did not know God, you served those which by nature are not gods.
9 But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage?
10 You observe days and months and seasons and years.
11 I am afraid for you, lest I have labored for you in vain.
12 Brethren, I urge you to become like me, for I became like you. You have not injured me at all.
13 You know that because of physical infirmity I preached the gospel to you at the first.
14 And my trial which was in my flesh you did not despise or reject, but you received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.
15 What then was the blessing you enjoyed? For I bear you witness that, if possible, you would have plucked out your own eyes and given them to me.
16 Have I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth?
17 They zealously court you, but for no good; yes, they want to exclude you, that you may be zealous for them.
18 But it is good to be zealous in a good thing always, and not only when I am present with you.
19 My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you,
20 I would like to be present with you now and to change my tone; for I have doubts about you.
21 Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not hear the law?
22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons: the one by a bondwoman, the other by a freewoman.
23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and he of the freewoman through promise,
24 which things are symbolic. For these are the two covenants: the one from Mount Sinai which gives birth to bondage, which is Hagar--
25 for this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and corresponds to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children--
26 but the Jerusalem above is free, which is the mother of us all.
27 For it is written: "Rejoice, O barren, You who do not bear! Break forth and shout, You who are not in labor! For the desolate has many more children Than she who has a husband."
28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are children of promise.
29 But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now.
30 Nevertheless what does the Scripture say? "Cast out the bondwoman and her son, for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman."
31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman but of the free.
Galatians 5 (NKJV™)
1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
2 Indeed I, Paul, say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing.
3 And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law.
4 You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.
5 For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.
7 You ran well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth?
8 This persuasion does not come from Him who calls you.
9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump.
10 I have confidence in you, in the Lord, that you will have no other mind; but he who troubles you shall bear his judgment, whoever he is.
11 And I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why do I still suffer persecution? Then the offense of the cross has ceased.
12 I could wish that those who trouble you would even cut themselves off!
13 For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
15 But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!
16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.
18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,
20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,
21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
24 And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.
Galatians 6 (NKJV™)
1 Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.
2 Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
4 But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
5 For each one shall bear his own load.
6 Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches.
7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.
9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.
11 See with what large letters I have written to you with my own hand!
12 As many as desire to make a good showing in the flesh, these would compel you to be circumcised, only that they may not suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.
13 For not even those who are circumcised keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh.
14 But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation.
16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.
17 From now on let no one trouble me, for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
18 Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

New King James Version®, Copyright © 1982, Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved.

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DESTINATION: Galatians

This book is the only letter of Paul specifically addressed to a number of churches. It is a classic statement of the doctrine of justification by grace through faith, written to counter false teachers who believed a person must keep the Jewish law in order to be right with God.  Like the epistle to the Romans, Galatians has played a strategic role in the history of the Christian church. Both Martin Luther and John Wesley recorded the crucial impact of this epistle on their lives.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

c. 41 A.D.
Claudius becomes the Roman emperor.

c. 47 A.D.
Paul’s first missionary journey

c. 50 A.D.
Paul begins his second Missionary Journey

c. 57 A.D.
Paul writes Galatians

 
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The book of Galatians has been called the "Magna Carta of Christian liberty." It addresses problems raised by the oppressive theology of certain Jewish legalizers who had caused some of the believers in Galatia to trade their freedom in Christ for bondage to the law. Paul writes this forceful epistle to do away with the false gospel of works and demonstrate the superiority of justification by grace through faith. Paul defends the gospel and his apostleship, then teaches about the differences between law and grace, and finally explains practical applications.


PLACES OF INTEREST:

Galatia - At the time of Paul's visits and writing it was a Roman province in what is known today as Turkey.

Antioch, Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe - Cities of Galatia where Paul started churches.

Arabia - Generally, the desert area south and east of Palestine. Paul spent time there after his conversion.

Cilicia - Another Roman province just to the south of Galatia; part of present-day Turkey.


PEOPLE OF INTEREST:

Judaizers - A party of Jewish Christians in the early church. They adopted Jewish religious practices or sought to influence others to do so.


FUN FACTS:

Paul and Peter's disagreement - In Galatians, Paul tells the story of his confrontation with Peter concerning Jewish Christians not eating with Gentile Christians.

The name "Galatians" was given to this Celtic people because they originally lived in Gaul before they migrated to Asia Minor.

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The book of Galatians is known as the Magna Carta of Christian liberty, Paul wrote this letter to declare total Christian liberty from the Mosaic Law; Paul emphasizes that freedom from sin is accompanied by both freedom from the law and the doctrines of man.

You know how it is when sometimes you get a letter and you open it up and you just know that something is different, the tone is different. It's not going to be a nice letter necessarily. And that's sort of how the book of Galatians is; it's interesting, before the study I was reading a couple of letters, one was a very sweet thankful letter, the other one was an anonymous letter from someone, somewhere in the United States talking about how it's our duty to tell people who to vote for, wouldn't be who you thought it would be perhaps, and how you know just this conspiratorial stuff, but the tone of the letter, it wasn't inspired by God that would be the difference between that letter and the book of Galatians. But you could just tell this is going to be a different letter, the tone is way different.

The book of Galatians has a different tone that is apparent right off the bat. Most of Paul's letters, he begins with word of praise for the congregations he writes to, or even a prayer that he makes to God for those people. Paul doesn't do that. Rather than with embracing arms and hands and heart outstretched, in Galatians he's got boxing gloves on.

Paul is out to get some folks and it's not the church, it's false teachers that have come into the church. So, the book of Galatians is a polemic, it's a strong attacking writing against those who are perverting the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It was a group of people who were legalistic and they go by the term today, Judaisers. They were Jewish believers, who said you have to do legalistic things, keep the Law of Moses, the principle of circumcision, in order to be right with God at all.

So, imagine this kind of a scenario. Paul starts a church, he goes somewhere else, a group of people come in and say well "Hi! Has Paul the Apostle been here by any chance," and they said "Well, yes he has. He gave to us the glorious message of the Gospel and we have committed our lives to Jesus Christ and now we are our little body of Christ." And they would respond, the Judaisers would say "Well, that's fine as far it goes, but you know Paul didn't tell you the whole story. What Paul should have told you is that now that you're saved, you have to keep all of the Laws of Moses and ritual righteousness in order to be right with God."

So, Paul hears about that, it wasn't the first time, it happened to be a recurring problem throughout the early church, and Paul writes against that group. Now here's the thing about this group of Judaisers. They didn't go out and win people to Christ themselves; they didn't go out and start their own churches, what they did is, they found established churches already and like parasites gravitated toward them. They didn't have enough guts to do all the hard work themselves.

Now, they wanted to find Christians who were already there, already growing, then they would come in and infiltrate the church and bring a different Gospel message. Now, the Jews as a nation, 2000 years ago, many of them had the belief system that gentiles in general couldn't be saved. That the only way for non Jewish person to even be considered to be right with God is they had to proselytize; they had to convert to Judaism. And So, there was an old saying going around among some of the Jewish leaders, a couple of thousand years ago that said, "God created the gentiles to kindle the fires of hell."

One ancient rabbi even said, "There is joy in heaven when one sinner is obliterated from off the earth." How different from Jesus who said "There is joy in heaven when one sinner repents." So, those were some of the hardcore Jewish leaders. Now, the Judaisers were indeed believers in Christ. They believed Jesus was the Messiah, but they also believed you had to keep the Laws of Moses and some of the rituals.

A little something about Galatia itself; Galatia is a province in what is today modern day Turkey, Central Asia Minor if you looked it on a map, modern day Turkey, right in the middle, 2000 years ago was the Roman province of Galatia, and it was one of the first places Paul went to, to preach the Gospel. Do you remember his first missionary journey, he left Antioch in Syria, went down to Cyprus and then he sailed up to the coast of Asia Minor and he went Antioch-of-Pisidia, Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe, and then back through. That's the area of Galatia.

So, on his first journey, second journey, and third journey, he traveled through these churches in the region of Galatia. Probably on his third missionary journey somewhere around A.D. 57 is when Paul wrote this letter. The book of Galatians stands right up there with the book of Romans, as one of the most important documents Paul the Apostle ever wrote. Now I'm not trying to say that this part of the Bible is more important than that part of the Bible, but as far as something monumental that would change the course of church history, this would be it.

On a human level Christianity could have been confined to merely a subset of Judaism were it not for this document of Galatians. Now I talked about, a few weeks ago, how the book of Romans influenced the Great Reformation and Martin Luther. I happen to have with me a prized possession; it's a commentary by Martin Luther on the book of Galatians. He said this was his favorite book, the book of Galatians and this is an old edition, this is 1749 edition of Martin Luther's commentary to the Galatians. And what he says and it is very interesting, he says, the book of Galatians is my letter, I am betrothed to it, it is my wife.

That's the kind of influence this book had on this monk, who was trying to be saved by his own good works. The book of Galatians powerfully spoke to him about justification through faith. In fact it is more powerfully written in the six chapters of Galatians than anywhere else in the New Testament. Justification through faith in God and therefore God confers his grace to us. That's the emphasis of this book. It's very passionate. It's very emotionally charged and there's two keywords, there are several keywords, but two main keywords in this book that will draw into perspective the focus.

First is the word law and the word law meaning the Law of Moses as mentioned 32 times. Second word, the word faith, is mentioned 21 times and you have this clash between those who believed keeping the law makes you right with God, versus Paul who said it's faith that makes you right with God. You're not justified by doing; you're justified by believing in the one who did it for you, that's justification by faith.

So the theme, you could say the theme is justification by faith, you could say the theme is faith, I would say the theme of this book as he mentions it also a lot is grace, grace. And if you don't know what grace means, it simply means God's favor to those who don't deserve it, unmerited favor. In fact you could take the word grace and use it as an acronym where every letter of that word stands for a new word and would beautifully illustrate it. Grace, G-R-A-C-E, God's Riches At Christ's Expense, is a good definition of this word. That is the theme of this book.

Now, outlining the book is easy. How many chapters are there? Six. You could divide it up into three sections each; in fact it does itself, two chapters, two chapters and two chapters. The first section chapter 1 and 2 is personal. It's autobiographical. It's Paul's relationship to the Gospel, Paul's experience with Christ. Those are the personal chapters. Chapter 3 and 4, the doctrinal chapters, where he gives several explanations and allegories of how you are saved not by works but by faith.

Third is the practical, or the applicational, showing that if you believe in Jesus Christ alone for salvation that that will translate into a beautiful holy loving lifestyle, very different than by works. So let's look at the first part and go to chapter 1. We'll get right into it after a few words of introduction, a typical opening, Paul, right into the Galatians, grace and peace, you know the typical 2000 year old letter approach. He gets right into the personal section.

Verse 6 "I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel." It really does astonish me; here you have a group of people, who was able to hear the greatest teacher in all of church history next to Jesus Christ himself. And they would sit under his teaching and then they would turn from his teaching toward these people who were alienating Paul from them with this new teaching and they did it so quickly.

Verse 7 "Which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the Gospel of Christ." See the word pervert, very strong Greek word, metastrepho, means to reverse, or to turn it around, to go back. You're taking the Gospel and you are reversing it, you're going back to the law, instead of forward into the liberty of grace.

Now, do you remember in Acts chapter 15, which he makes reference to I believe in this book, some don't necessarily, but I believe it's a strong reference to this counsel. Paul was in Antioch, had finished his first missionary journey, goes up to Jerusalem because there was a group of people already in Antioch after the first missionary journey to Galatia, who were saying, unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved. And Paul and Barnabas and Peter and others refuted that doctrine.

Now, when Jesus Christ died on the cross, when he died, something very significant happened. It was a sign; it was significant to a great work that was going on. The sign was that something happened to the veil inside the Jewish temple. What happen to it? It was torn from top to bottom, not bottom to top, God tore it. The very veil that symbolically kept people out of God's presence was torn to signify you can freely enter into God's presence. Come as you are, the price is been paid, the atonement is an eternal atonement, come.

History tells us that the Jewish nation quickly worked on stitching that veil back up, very typical of people. God wants to remove the barrier; people come quickly in and put up another barrier to make it harder again. Even some who come by grace through faith want to erect barriers. And I would say, even as you heard in this testimony there are still people who want to pervert the Gospel of Christ, put up a barrier, go backwards.

Unless you belong to our group, you are really not a real Christian. Unless you keep our rules and I could tell you story after story after story but then I would have to mention church denomination after church denomination and I just don't want to go there because some of you get perhaps a little freaked out. But it's still happening today.

Verse 8 "But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed." As we have said before, so now I say again, if any one preaches any other gospel to you then what you have received, let him be accursed. Now Paul is on the warpath. He is unmistakably clear and he is very angry.

It's sort of like a doctor, a doctor if he knows that you have a certain kind of condition, perhaps an aggressive cancer, but he knows you can be saved if he acts quickly or if she acts quickly in removing it even though it's going to cause you some pain in the short run, in the long run they will save your life. Paul like a good doctor says "We got to cut some of this stuff out, it's killing you."

Paul is a good shepherd. Remember how David said concerning, the Lord is my Shepherd, he said "Your Rod and Your Staff, they comfort me." You know a staff gently guided the sheep, you know what a rod was for? To beat up wolves; I will tell you what, it's a comfort if you are a sheep and your shepherd is carrying a club to beat up your enemy. That would be a comfort. Paul was that kind of a shepherd. He wanted to take these wolves that were perverting the Gospel and get them out.

So, he uses a very strong term, look at the word accursed, accursed, it's the Greek word anathema. It means dedicated to destruction or damnation. If I were to literally translate this for our benefit, in our vernacular, Paul was saying "Let him be damned." Very strong isn't it? And he says it twice so it's unmistakable.

Now he says "Though we or an angel form heaven would preach another gospel." Now a real angel from heaven would never do this. It's simply a case in point. He's simply speaking hypothetically. But many of the Jews believed, the law came through angels as mediators thus it was a especially binding.

So, even though a real angel from heaven would never bring another Gospel. That's very clear, look if any person, let alone even an angel comes and brings a different message, let him be damned, accursed. Let's say during this study, there was an apparition, an angel appeared right here on the stage and we're all freaked out. Now sadly if that angel or that apparition brought a message contrary to the Bible, sadly many people here would latch onto it. Why? Because their senses were engage, they heard, they saw. What would the angel say? That's really the important part. Let's compare the message that the angel brings with what the Bible says, and I wish people would do that.

So, there's an apparition at Fatima or an apparition at Medjugorje or Jesus face appears in a tortilla, or Jesus embodiment is on a toast now sold on eBay. What is the message that goes along with that? And just because it looks good, what does it sound like? An angel from heaven? That's what Joseph Smith said appeared to him, giving him the translation of the golden plates in 1823. Hence the Angel Moroni gave to Joseph Smith the real revelation saying that all of Christianity was perverted, all of the Gospel was wrong up to that point no church could be trusted, but here's the real revelation to Joseph Smith, hence the Mormon Church. That we or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel than the one you have received, let him be accursed.

Now Paul recounts his own salvation and we'll just look at a couple of verses. In other words Paul's saying "Look, let's talk about legalism here, I was Joe-legal I was, I was a Pharisee, was Mr. Judaism.

Verse 14 "And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries of my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers. But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me through His grace to reveal his son in me," and then from this point on he recalls his relationship with the church in Jerusalem and how they came to realize that God had placed a calling on his life and that he was saved.

Chapter 2 verse 2 "And I went up by revelation and communicated to them," [those are the counsel in Jerusalem], "the Gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to those who were of reputation, lest by any means I might run or have run in vain."

So, what he shows in the next few verses is how the church of Jerusalem got comfortable with him and recognized that he was an apostle to bring the Gospel, the message of Christ to gentile nations and they endorsed him. So that's the personal part of this letter. Chapter 3 and 4 is the doctrinal section, and he brings several arguments to demonstrate that a person is saved by believing not by doing good works and earning it. It's justification by faith.

Chapter 3 verse 1 "Oh foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified?" I'm going to read to you in the J. B. Phillips translation, it's going to shock you. "O you dear idiots of Galatia," pretty strong isn't it? J.B. Phillips says -- he believes that's the most accurate way to render it. I'm glad he used the adjective dear before idiots. In other words you are spiritually dull, what has gotten into you guys? Oh foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you? Who cast a spell on you to turn you away from me, the one who founded this fellowship and gave you the grace and gave you the truth and now you have turned to another gospel? That's a good question, isn't it?

Why would anyone want to turn away to liberty in Christ and turn to bondage in anything? Why when Christ that set you free would you say now that I am free I would like to be a slave of some other teaching or some other system, instead of the freedom of a relationship with Christ? Obviously whoever these Judaistic preachers were, they were powerful, they must have wowed them, awed them, persuaded them.

It still happens. People who aren't biblically astute will find a new book on the Christian bookshelf. Then after they read it and they're wowed and awed, I never saw that before, I never knew that before, I never read that before, that's because it really was never there in the Bible before, until this guy came along and said it was there.

But now their eyes are opened and now they begin judging every other Christian not by their relationship to Christ but by their relationship to the book they just read, and their heart gets turned away. I've seen it time and time again year after year.

Verse 3 "Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect the flesh?" Again listen to J. B. Phillips translation "Surely you can't be so stupid, you began your spiritual life in the Spirit, will you now complete it by human performance." Think about it. If you couldn't get saved by works, why would you go back to the law for spiritual maturity? It's absolutely baffling to Paul the Apostle.

Now, I have tendencies, I have seen the tendency, I just mentioned about the book illustration and I think I have mentioned this one before as well, if somebody gets saved, they're so excited about Jesus, they just love the Bible, they love fellowship, they cannot wait to worship and after a while you're around them, they're just a little colder, a little more aloof, a little more standoffish and then you dig in a little bit more and you find out, well they've been reading some stuff.

I see people who get involved in and believe me I love this, I love Messianic Judaism, if you know me and my stance towards Israel and my involvement in many of these groups, I stand with them as brothers and sisters in Christ, but I find sometimes these gentile believers who start reading some of this material and find out how the New Testament fulfills the Old Testament, so now they feel like I've got to go back and live like the Old Testament. I'm going to wear a prayer shawl and a kippah and blow the shofar and keep Shabbat and keep all the festivals.

It's cool if you just want to do it. But it becomes a law to some of them and they start turning against just those who are Christians and love Jesus. Well you're not really a real Christian till you know what I know and do what I do. It's pathetic. Or they read some of the works of astute hardcore Calvinist and they're not free anymore in Christ. They're always tight about things and they feel like their job isn't to preach the Gospel of Christ but to preach the new Calvinistic doctrine to you.

I see this also with sacerdotalism or people believing you have to perform certain rites and rituals and ceremonies in order to be saved, it's just a sad state of affairs that people, Christians can get into.

Verse 5, chapter 3 "Therefore he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does he do it by the works of the law, or by hearing with faith? Just as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham."

Now if you know anything about Judaism you know that the Jews were proud of grandpa, Abraham. They were children of Abraham, they were so proud of that distinction. But to default that, they thought that guaranteed salvation, we're sons of Abraham, we're daughters of Abraham. Remember John the Baptist, remember him at the Jordan River and as he's telling them to repent of their sins, then he figures out that they're probably thinking something and so he says don't think within yourself, we're children of Abraham, because God can raise up from these rocks, children of Abraham. Remember that? It's because of this strong belief that if we're Jewish, we're automatically saved. So Paul takes us back here to Genesis chapter 15.

Let me just recount the story, it will ring a bell. Genesis 15 is after the battle with five kings, Chedorlaomer and a coalition of five kings that upset the region, Lot, his nephew, was taking captive. After God gave Abraham victory, one night Abraham goes out and God speaks to him and says Abraham or it was Abram at the time "Abram," God says, "I am your shield and you're exceeding great reward." Isn't that a beautiful thing for God to say, it wasn't not good enough for Abram. Abram says "Well, what are you going to give me? Seeing that I am childless and the only heir in my house is this guy name Eliezer from Damascus." God says "Don't worry he's not going to be your heir. Come here, look at the stars of the sky Abram, as the stars of the sky are, so shall your descendants be," and it says Abram believed God and God accounted it to him for righteousness.

God made a promise, Abram believed it. And by the way in Hebrew it's the word Amen in Hebrew, Amen where you get the word Amen. God gave him a promise and Abram said "Amen," like that's good enough, I believe that. And notice when Abram said Amen, a simple statement of I believe what you just said, Abram was made right with God. That's justification not by works, the law wouldn't be given for hundreds of years, Moses wasn't even born, but by faith. Not by deeds but by faith.

And it was accounted to him, now don't miss that word. Paul loves that word. He used it in Romans, he used it here. It's an accounting term, it's a book keeping term, it means to put something to ones account or to ones side of the ledger.

So, you believe in me I will write on the side of the ledger on your accounting books, saved righteous, pure by faith not by any works. So how was Abram saved? By baptism, by meritorious works, by going to a professional who would take him through some ritual and some rite? No, just by faith. And, and this is what you should understand too, from a Jewish perspective when Abram was justified by God, he was still a Gentile, he wasn't a Jewish. He came from Ur of the Chaldees.

Abram was 99 years old when he was circumcised, but he was 85 years old when he believed God; 14 years before there was any legal ritual, 14 years before that he believed God, and 14 years earlier he was accounted as righteous. That's a very strong point that he's making. There was no law, there was no Judiastic line yet, he was a gentile who believed and God saved him by faith.

Now I want you to hear this. There are only two religions in the world, only two. "No, Skip, I take a class on religion, there are a lot of them." Well just hear me out, there's really only two categories; the religion of human achievement and the one of divine accomplishment. There are only two. You take all of the religions of the world except the belief system called Christianity and you can lump them all into this religion of human achievement. It's a salvation by works. I'll earn it I'll do this and then I'll get that. One is by works; Christianity is not by works but the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross and our belief in him.

Sad thing is most people will bank their eternity on the first category. I'm good enough, I've done this enough. I believe if I do that then I'll get saved. You know what I've discovered? I've discovered that the real problem isn't that people aren't good enough, that's usually what, what when I talk to people, oh! I'm really trying to be good, I'm really trying this Christianity thing, I'm really -- the problem isn't that people aren't good enough; the real problem that prevents salvation is people don't realize how bad they are. You tell the average good person, you are a sinner; that's fight words. But unless you realize you are a sinner you'll never want a savior. Verse 10, "For as many as are of the works of the Law are under the curse of the Law." Now, notice what he says about the law, it's not a blessing, it's a curse.

For it is written, "Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written the book of the law, to do them", according Deuteronomy 27 verse 11, "But then no one is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident; for", Now he quotes Habakkuk chapter 2, "The just shall live by faith."

So, he quotes Deuteronomy 27 and he says look, the law isn't a blessing, the law is a curse unless you're perfect. If you're perfect and you never break one iota of the law, it's a blessing. But, if you live in the real world like the rest of all of us, the law isn't a blessing, it's a curse and according to Habakkuk chapter 2, that's where he quotes in verse 11, "God has always justified or declared righteous, a person who lives by faith."

So, now look at verse 12, "Yet the law is not a faith, but" and he's quoting now, Leviticus 18, "The man who does them, shall live by them." You see, the law doesn't ask people to believe. Do you get that? The law doesn't ask people to believe and the law doesn't ask people to try to keep it. The law demands a strict complete and perfect obedience, do this and live. Faith says, believe this and live. Remember again, the disciples came to Jesus, "Jesus what must we do to work the works of God?" Jesus said, "This is the work of God that you believe on him whom he had sent." So what is the solution? The solution is Jesus took the curse.

Look at chapter 3 verse 13, "Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, 'Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree') the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith."

A very fascinating point that Paul makes, I really don't want you to miss it. What was capital punishment in Judaism? If you did something wrong, what did they do to you? They stoned you to death. Okay, Jesus suffered capital punishment, but it was not by stoning, but by crucifixion, the Jews never crucified, never crucified. It was a Persian invention; later on the Romans adapted it. Because of the belief system, according to scripture, anyone who hangs on a tree is cursed.

So, the point Paul is making is, look Jesus died but he died on the very implement that the Jewish law says one is a curse. So, we're cursed by the law and the only solution is that Jesus Christ died on the place of cursing that is a cross that is a tree. The curse of God fell upon Jesus Christ, he is our substitute, all of our sins were placed on him and that's the solution.

Verse 19, "What purpose then does the law serve?" Good question, if you just eradicated the whole thing then the next question is, okay, so what's the whole purpose of it? "It was added" he says, "because of transgressions, until the seed should come to whom the promise was made and it was appointed through angels by the hand of a mediator." Now he's showing that it had a purpose. Okay so, Abraham was justified by the faith, today people are justified by faith and Christ, so what was the purpose of the law?

It was added because of transgression. Now, Judaism was the only religion God ever gave to man and it served a distinct purpose. It was added because of transgressions. Now, I'm going to read that verse to you in two different English modern translations to help you get the sense of it. The New Century translation renders it this way, "So what was the law for? It was given to show that the wrong things people do are against God's will." Again the J. B. Phillips translation, don't worry you won't say you are lame, you are stupid. "What was the purpose of the law? To underline the existence and the extent of sin." Now, here's the point, the law wasn't given to remove sin, it was given to reveal sin. It can't help take it away, it can only show you, you've got it. But it's never going to full remove it.

So, the law was given from the time of Moses to the time of Christ to reveal sin until it says, "the seed should come". Go down to verse 24, "Therefore the law was our tutor, to bring us to Christ that we might be justified by faith."

And some old translations don't say tutor, they say our school master. Whatever they say, I think, the King James says, "our school master" and here the New King James says, "your tutor". The Greek word is paidagogos, paidagogos, it was a person in a Roman household who took charge of a child from about age 7 to age 18. It fell under his duties. He would get clothes for the kid in the morning, he would wash his face, if needed his nose blown, he would hand him a Kleenex, he walk him to school. The time came when he went into a secondary education and he was given over to someone else. I'll be the tutor; I'll guide you until I take you somewhere else for a fuller education.

So, the law revealed sin, pointed to the cross and when the seed, Jesus Christ, has come, the law went up to child and said, I can't help you any longer, but I can point you to where you need to go, you need to go Jesus Christ now; that's the place where you rest for your salvation. Chapter 4 verse 4, "But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law" [now don't stop there because you're about the read the rest of the Christmas story, the real nativity story] "to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. Because you are sons, God has sent forth His Spirit of His Son into your hearts crying out, 'Abba Father!"

What kind of a father would give his only begotten son to die? What kind of a father is that? It's a kind of a father that loves other people and wants to redeem them and knows the only way to do that is to send the one who is the sinless seed to redeem people from the curse of the law and make them adopted children and give them full Sonship.

Or think of it this way, the Son of God became a man to enable men to become Sons of God and I mean men generically, don't take that as; I didn't say generally or gender correct, men and women, mankind. He became a human to enable humans to become children of God.

Now, this is the side of the Christmas story that isn't usually told and every year there is mangers and nativity sets, I was in Baghdad, Iraq a few years ago, and right in front of the hotel I was staying at in Iraq was a nativity set, and I thought, well, there is places in America, you can't have a nativity set. You know the ACLU will come in and try to shut that down, but I'm in Bagdad, Iraq and here's the nativity set.

But then, if you can even manage these days to get a nativity set in a public setting, that's where people want to stop. They like the baby Jesus. They like the little Jesus, they don't want him to grow up and be a Savior and make demands on people. And say, "I'm the only way the truth of life; you can't get to heaven unless you believe" and they don't like that Jesus, they like him in the nativity set, that's so cute. Look at those cute little hands, look at those soft little feet.

But you don't realize when Paul is saying, it's for the purpose of redemption, those cute little hands were there so that they could develop and spikes could be driven through them. That's their purpose and those little, cutely little feet would walk up a hill toward Golgatha, bearing a cross and be stapled to a cross and that soft, sweet, little infant head would one day wear a crown of thorns.

That's the real story and Paul says that is why he came. I've always loved the story of the family who got in the car to drive around town and look at the Christmas lights and they came to a nativity set that they saw every year at a church and the grandma was in the back seat and she said, "I love this nativity set, isn't that beautiful?" The little granddaughter said, "Yeah, I like it grandma but one thing bothers me, Jesus is the same size this year as he was last year. When will he ever grow up?"

You know there's a lot of people in this culture who don't want him to grow up. They want him to stay the little baby and Paul says, he came to redeem those who were under the law and so why, so, we could be placed in his family and be his children, we're adopted sons and we cry Abba, Father!

Now the translators of this verse must have felt uncomfortable with the real translation so they put in the Aramaic or the Hebrew, Abba. If you go to Israel today and you'll see little children through the streets going Ema, Abba. Ema is mommy, Abba is daddy. It's a very intimate term, it's not father, it's daddy. Ema, Abba, but probably the translators saw that the translation itself is too intimate to translate it as daddy, after all this is the Bible. So, they left it with its original rendering of its language, Aramaic or Hebrew, same word Abba.

But, the translation is daddy, so here is the point Paul is making, 'The law could never do this, grace through faith can do this. You trust in him in his work and you get put it in his family as a full grown mature son or daughter of God and you're able to call him your daddy because now there is an intimacy of relationship that comes with that, something that the law could never do.

Now, as the chapter goes on, an allegory is given, it's quite hard to unravel, but I will just simply say, it's an allegory of Ishmael and Isaac and the Jerusalem and Mount Sinai and it's basically an analogy of bondage and freedom. The law is a picture of bondage as seen by Hagar and now figuratively as in Jerusalem under the bondage of the law and the other is the freedom that comes through faith in Jesus Christ. Let's get to the practical section in the last few minutes that we have.

In chapter 5 and 6, Paul will show how that living by grace will promote true spirituality and I'll tell you why this is important. Because these false teachers, these Judaisers, they didn't like Paul's message because they thought, well, grace if you preach that will be misunderstood unless you put it in the parameters of the law, it could leave people to lawlessness to lewdness, no restrain. So, you need the law.

What Paul would share is that, the law only commands, it doesn't enable, it doesn't help, but grace will do in the person and through the person what the law could never do. Here's a little poem.

"Do this and live, the law commands,
but gives me neither feet nor hands.
A far better word the Gospel brings,
it bids me fly and then it gives me wings."

So, what Paul was saying is look, I'm through the personal part, I showed you my relationship to the law, my relationship to the Gospel, my relationship to the church in Jerusalem, I've talked about the doctrinal part of it now. Now, I want to bring this back to the practical, just so you don't think that this Gospel of grace is going to lead to lewd, loose living. It's going to lead to holy living.

He says in chapter 5 verse 1, "Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage." Okay, understand the difference between standing fast and being entangled by a yoke. This is firm talk; a yoke was an implement that went around in animal to pull a plow. It's a picture of an ox or an animal bow down and unable to stand because the yoke is so heavy, it's pushing them to the ground.

So, he's saying, stand fast in the liberty, don't be bowed down and entangled by a yoke of bondage which is the law. Do you remember, in Acts 15, that Council of Jerusalem that Paul and Barnabas went up to, Peter was there and Peter was Jewish and Peter said to these people in Jerusalem, he said, "You got to keep the Jewish law to be saved". He said to them, "Why will you put a yoke on the neck of these Gentile disciples that neither we nor our fathers were ever able to bear?"

Now Peter is calling they are bluff, you know what, you guys are talking about the law and keeping the law, you've never kept it. Your dad never kept it, your grandpa never kept it, all of your forefathers never really kept all the law and then you're trying to put that on the Gentiles now. Even Jesus Himself said, concerning these religious leaders, "They bind heavy burdens, hard to bear and lay them on men's shoulders" and I watch people do this. I watch young believers come to Christ, they're so happy, they're so excited and they go, yeah, but I'm going through this bible study and I just feel kind of weird because they say, I got to do this, and I got to do that, and I got to do the other thing and they just start getting really pushed down, instead of standing fast in the true Gospel, which gives them liberty.

Verse 13, "For you brethren, have been called to liberty, only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; you shall love your neighbor as yourself."

Paul's point is, the Gospel of grace won't make you indulgent, it will make you a servant to others. Verse 16, "And I say then, walk in the Spirit and you will not fulfill the lust of flesh." See the Holy Spirit living inside of a believer energizes the new nature that has been put within us, helping you. When you were born, when you were born physically, you received an old nature, that's just the impulses of the flesh, the impulse to sin, you received that at birth. When you were born again, you received a new nature, a new nature and the flesh wars against the Spirit, Paul will say, and the spirit against the flesh.

There's the conflict and so Paul wrote, do you remember in Romans chapter 7, "What I want to do I do not do and what I hate I do." Paul is now showing here's the battle and he'll, he'll list 17 sins of the flesh contrasted by 9 fruit of the Spirit or characteristics of the spiritual life showing that, if you live according to the Spirit, the spirit living inside of you will energize you to conquer the sins of the flesh.

So, I want you to compare something. Look at chapter 5 verse 19, "Now the works of the flesh are evident which are adultery, fornication, lewdness and uncleanness etcetera." Verse 22 of chapter 5, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness." This is what Christ produces. So, it's a very strong point, to these teachers who are saying, well, if you follow this Gospel that Paul is preaching you are just going to kind of in liberty do whatever you want to do. Paul says, no you won't, you'll live by the Spirit and if you live by the Spirit and you follow Jesus Christ it will produce in you fruit.

Now, here's the thing about fruit, do you ever see an apple strive. Ever walked up to an apple tree and looked at it and go, that apple is working really hard. Well, that tree is working really hard and that branch, really sweating. Have you ever seen an apple tree going like this? Apple, that was so hard; I worked so hard to produce that. But it was my hard work, as an apple branch.

No, you know how you get an apple. The branch just has to hang in there. Quite literally, it's what Jesus said. "If you abide in vine you will bear much fruit." Abide means to hang in there, means to remain. If you just stay in there with Jesus Christ, hang in there, stay in fellowship with him, walk with him, love him. If it's true fellowship that you have with Christ, it will produce fruit.

It won't be anything you have to strive. Yes, you'll have to obey him, certainly holiness is a huge part of it, but the spirit living inside of you gives you the ability energizes that new nature, the fruit of the Spirit. That's why he says at the end of verse 23, he says, "Against such, this fruit of the Spirit, there is no law." The Gospel of grace will make you a rebel; it will make you a faithful disciple.

So, the real danger then isn't the liberty of the Gospel that Paul preached, but the legalism of religion. The law can only restrain you outwardly. Oh! Look at that nice little boy, the good works he's doing. But what's he thinking inwardly? What's he doing inside his heart and his mind? Look at that good Christian man or woman doing those good things, yeah, but what's going on?

See the law can only govern, don't do this, don't do that, it's all outward. But what about the inside? No power to change the inside. Chapter 6, power of the Gospel of grace also shows up in how we treat people. Verse 1, "Brethren if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself, lest you also be tempted."

How different this was from those Judaistic legalizers who pointed their fingers and said, "You have to keep the Law of Moses to be safe, what you are doing is wrong." They had no sense of restoration and compassion; it was always condemnation. I hate when I see that in Christians and people who profess to be believers, that spirit of condemnation, instead of restoration.

The church has really been good at shooting its own wounded throughout the centuries. Instead of coming alongside and saying, let me hear you out, I'm going to come alongside of you, let's restore you back to fruitfulness, let's restore you back to relationship, let's restore you back to fellowship. They don't want to repent, they don't want to change; that's another story, but once they do, remember the Corinthian incident, Paul says, "There's a guy with incest in the church kick him out" and then once the guy sees what's going on and wants to repent, Paul says, "Bring him back in, lest he be overtaken with grief."

And we have to be -- if we are really good at discipline we should really be good at restoration and discipleship that way. Verse 2, "Bear one another burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ, for if anyone thinks himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceives himself." Again, that's all the outward versus the inward.

Verse 11, "See with what large letters I have written to you with my own hand." Now stop right there for a minute. If you have by any chance an Old King James Bible, I believe it says, "See how large a letter I have written to you." So this has sort of baffled expositors and commentators, that what does Paul mean when he says, "I have written to you a large letter." Does he mean, this is a really long letter, I've written to you. It's really not, I mean you compare Galatians with Romans or the First Corinthians, it's relatively short.

So, he probably doesn't mean, it's a really long letter. He probably didn't mean that. Number two, it could mean that he had bad eyesight. I mean, worse than my eyesight, really bad eyesight that he couldn't see it all and he had to write real big. Now, when he went to Galatia, the first time he went to Galatia, he went through Iconium, Antioch Pisidia, Iconium, Lystra and Derbe.

In Derbe they threw rocks at him, they stoned him; they thought he was dead. He wasn't dead, he got back up and he preached the Gospel, but some believe that that incident is when he got a malady, he couldn't see after that, maybe his writing hand was paralyzed and so he had to write really big letters, so that he could see it. You know like extra, super, mega, giant print, his Bible would be like, you would have to have wagons to carry it in because his print would be so large, he didn't have spectacles or contacts.

So, it could mean that he had an eye injury of some kind that disabled him from reading, so he wrote with large letters. Now, Paul would dictate his letters, but sometimes he would reserve the last section, where he would write it himself and it could be that he had really write like -- take up a lot of space on the page. That could be it or here's another thought, just I'll toss it out there. It could be that throughout this letter, Paul would say to his amanuenses, his secretary, who was taking the dictation, write this in all capitals, make this really big like 45 point font, not the little stuff; as if to say, I'm emphasizing this, don't miss this, these are some large letters. Here in this point and this point, that I want to emphasis this to you unmistakably, so you can take your pick. I won't be dogmatic.

Verse 13, "For not even those who are circumcised keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh." See to them it was all about you know here's the conversation, "I love Jesus, I'm a Christian". "Have you been circumcised?" "Well, no, Paul didn't tell me I had to". "Well, Paul was wrong, he was a good guy who gave you a good start, but now you have to be mature and if you are really mature you really obey and the law says you got to get circumcised." "Okay", so Paul just says, they want to boast in your flesh.

So, compare that, look at verse 17, "From now let no one trouble me" [I've had enough of this], "for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, Amen." Okay, here's the point he's making. He's contrasting their marks in their body circumcision and the marks in his body that he has suffered for persecution. Okay, they want to boast in their marks, circumcision, let me tell you about the marks I have suffered in my body, the stripes I have on my back, the whippings I have taken, the beatings I have endured to follow Christ, to preach this Gospel message to you.

You don't have to turn to it, but in Second Corinthians, chapter 11, it's the same idea, I just touched on it briefly while back last week. Paul writes in verse 22, "Are they Hebrew? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? So am I. Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool,) I am more; in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often. From the Jews five times I received forty stripes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, a night and day I have been in the deep; in journeys often, in perils of water, in perils of robbers, in perils of my own countrymen, in perils of the Gentiles, in perils of the city, in perils of the wilderness, in the perils of the sea, in perils among false brethren; and weariness, in toil, in sleeplessness often, in hunger, in thrust, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. Beside the other things which come upon me daily, my deep concern for all the churches."

So, they can boast all they want in their circumcision, but I bear the marks of persecution, because I preach the Jesus Christ alone Divine accomplishment not human achievement, is the way people are right with God.

A while back I was over here, a restaurant which some of you have gone to, I was eating lunch there and I had some other friends, some company, we were getting ready to leave and pay the bill and I got out a credit card and the waitress said, "You don't have to pay, it's been paid for. Your tab has been covered." I said, "Well who covered it?" She said, "I don't know, but it has been covered and they have already left." And I said, "Wait a minute, I have got company here, these are friends, I have got to at least pay for half of it." This whole free lunch thing, grace thing, it's sort of hard to receive and I wanted to earn a part of it, like I will pitch in, I will put in my part. That's free gift, it has already been taken care of.

That's what grace is. God says, you know what, what you owe me is so much you could never pay for it, I don't care how hard and long you worked, you can work lifetime after lifetime and be really religious, this tab is so high you can't pay for it. It's been covered, it's already paid for and it has all been paid for, even the tip has been paid for. You can't add to, don't try. Here take it and while people were saying, while that's too elusive a message to preach, you got to add something to that, add a little guilt, add a little good works. Paul said, "If it's the real Gospel, it will be fruitful, it will be loving, it will be life producing and I have marks on my body to prove it." That's the message of Galatians, powerful, powerful book. No wonder Luther said, "This is my favorite book." No wonder he said, "It's my letter, I'm betrothed to it, it's my wife."

Let's pray, Heavenly Father! Though it's not our wife, it is certainly our life. Jesus Christ gave us life freely and that's why when we worship, we sing and we think of different words and different melodies and different ways to express our love to you, because you paid a debt, you didn't owe. We owed the debt we could never pay. We just say thank you, praise you, we worship you, we receive that gift. I pray O Lord! That the message of the Gospel will so transform us that we would never want to add anything to it, we would want to live by it, but we do pray O Lord! That as we abide in Christ, we hang in there, that our lives would be fruitful. Though not perfect, ever increasing fruit would mark us. Thank you Lord! Thank you, for your forgiveness, thank you for your love, thank you for your plan and thank you Lord that the law did its part and pointed us to maturity, salvation freely in Christ. In Jesus' name, Amen!

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7/11/2007
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Destination: Genesis 1-11
Genesis 1-11
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We begin The Bible from 30,000 Feet with a tour of Genesis Chapters 1-11. On this flight we'll travel all the way back to the very beginning - The Creation. We'll meet the first man and woman and their deceiver - the Serpent. We'll fly over God's new creation and meet a man named Noah, who God saved from His judgment - the Flood. We'll also take a look at "beginnings," the first time things are mentioned in the Bible a special significance should be given to them. The word Genesis itself is a Greek word that means "origin," the book describes the origins of creation.
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7/18/2007
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Destination: Genesis 12-50
Genesis 12-50
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This week's flight is going to take us over the second section of Genesis, which is biographical in nature and focuses on the lives of four key people. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph. We'll travel through the time era known as the Age of the Patriarchs. If you look at your window, we'll be passing over Canaan and Egypt, Canaan is modern day Israel.
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7/25/2007
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Destination: Exodus 1-18
Exodus 1-18
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In our third tour, we'll be visiting the book of Exodus chapters 1-18. We'll get an overview of the central historical event contained in the book, the redemption of God's people from the bondage of Egypt. The setting for our journey is the nation of Egypt and Israel's wanderings through the wilderness. For this flight the key chapters to review in advance are: Exodus: 1, 2, 3, 5, 11, 12 and 14.
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8/1/2007
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Destination: Exodus 19-40
Exodus 19-40
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In our fourth tour, we'll again visit the book of Exodus, visiting chapters 19-40. The setting for this week's journey is the Sinai Peninsula where God reveals the Ten Commandments to the nation of Israel and gives specific instructions on how He is to be worshiped. For this flight the key chapters to review in advance are: Exodus: 20, 25, 26, 27, 29 and 32.
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8/8/2007
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Destination: Leviticus 1-17
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In our fifth flight from 30,000 Feet, we fly over the first seventeen chapters of the book of Leviticus. This is a book on worship and describes the worship life of the nation of Israel. In this first tour of Leviticus, we'll see how the first part of the book focuses on the way to God through sacrifice and lays down the law - literally - on how man was designed to live and how man can be atoned for his sins. The key chapters to review in advance are: Leviticus: 1-5, 10, 16, 17.
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8/15/2007
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Destination: Leviticus 18-27
Leviticus 18-27
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This week's study will take us through Leviticus chapters 18-27. The theme of Leviticus could be summed up in one word - holiness. The second section of Leviticus focuses on our walk with God through sanctification. Sanctification is the process by which we become holy or set apart for God's purposes. The key chapters to review in advance are: Leviticus 18-20, 22, 23, and 25.
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8/22/2007
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Destination: Numbers 1-14
Numbers 1-14
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Our seventh flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us through Numbers chapters 1-14. Numbers is the fourth of the Pentateuch. In the Hebrew it is called ba-midbar, "in the wilderness." In the Septuagint version it is called Arithmoi or "numbers," and this name is now the usual title of the book. It is so called because it contains a record of the numbering of the people in the wilderness of Sinai (1-4), and of their numbering afterwards on the plain of Moab (26). The key chapters to review in advance are: Numbers 3, 6, 9, 11, 13 & 14.
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8/29/2007
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Destination: Numbers 15-36
Numbers 15-36
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In our eighth flight over the Bible from 30,000 feet Pastor Skip will give us a tour of Numbers chapters 15-36. We'll see that the second section of Numbers covers the failure of one generation to enter the Promised Land and the reorganization of a new generation that enters into the Promised Land. Key chapters for this flight are: 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, and 27.
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9/5/2007
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Destination: Deuteronomy 1-34
Deuteronomy 1-34
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In our ninth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip Heitzig will take us on a tour through the entire book of Deuteronomy. The Hebrews called it "Elleh Haddevarim," "These are the Words," or "Devarim," (words). Deuteronomy can be organized around three messages given by Moses while the Israelites were on the plains east of the Jordan River. It occurs after the 40 years of wandering and the Israelites are now ready to enter the Promised Land. The key word of this book is covenant and speaks of the special relationship that God has established with His people. Key chapters for this flight are: 6, 7, 31, 32, 33 and 34.
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9/12/2007
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Destination: Joshua 1-12
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Pastor Skip Heitzig will be our tour guide during our tenth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. This week's journey will take us through Joshua 1-12. We'll get to know Joshua, son of Nun, who shared in all the events of the Exodus, and held the place of commander of the host of the Israelites. The book of Joshua describes Israel's conquest of Canaan and the first section describe how Joshua conquered the land. Key chapters for this flight are: Joshua 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 and 10.
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9/26/2007
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Destination: Joshua 13-24
Joshua 13-24
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In our eleventh flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip Heitzig will give us a tour of the Promised Land. We will see how Joshua divides the land "as an inheritance to Israel," and we'll see different tribes and where they settle, both in and out of the Promised Land. Key chapters for this flight are: Joshua 13 and 20-24.
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10/3/2007
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Destination: Judges 1-10
Judges 1-10
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In our twelfth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip Heitzig will once again be our tour guide as we take our first look at the book of Judges. We'll see on this tour how the nation of Israel is caught in the cycle of sin and how each cycle results in ever worsening conditions for them. We'll meet some of the characters that God divinely appointed to the office of Judge. The key chapters to review for this flight are Judges 1–3 and 6–8.
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10/10/2007
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Destination: Judges 11-21
Judges 11-21
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Flight thirteen over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us over Judges chapters 11-21. Pastor Skip Heitzig will guide us as we complete this overview of Judges. We will see that the second part of Judges shows the fragile nature of these Judges and a people who, "did what was right in their own eyes," that kept them in their sin cycle.
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10/24/2007
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Destination: Ruth 1-4
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In our fourteenth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip Heitzig will give us a tour of the little romantic book of Ruth. We'll see how the book of Ruth shows the godly courage and love of two very different women from very different backgrounds. We'll meet some amazing characters on this flight who become key people in the genealogy of Jesus Christ.
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11/7/2007
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Destination: 1 Samuel 1-15
1 Samuel 1-15
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The fifteenth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us on journey through 1 Samuel chapters 1-15. Join our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig for this exciting tour on which we'll meet a man who would be become King. This man's good looks, physical size and success in war made him an obvious choice from a human perspective, but the book of 1 Samuel highlights his tragic flaw - he disobeyed God's commands. From the ashes of Saul's tragedy God raises up another man who would become King, a man after His own heart, King David. The key chapters to review are 1-3, 8-10 and 15.
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11/14/2007
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Destination: 1 Samuel 16-31
1 Samuel 16-31
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Get your travel planner out for flight sixteen over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. This week our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig, will complete our tour of the book of 1 Samuel, covering chapters 16-31. On this flight we'll meet the man who God calls, "a man after my own heart (Acts 13:22)," David son of Jesse. We'll see David as a young shepherd boy who defeats Goliath and rises to national prominence overnight. His instant popularity arouses the jealousy of King Saul and forces David into hiding.
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11/21/2007
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Destination: 2 Samuel 1-10
2 Samuel 1-10
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Flight Seventeen over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us over 2 Samuel chapters 1-10. Our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig, will show us David's triumphs as King over Israel, after the death of Saul. Join us as we see how David's faith in God leads him to be victorious politically and militarily as one by one he defeats his enemies. We will also see how David's obedience leads to a new promise from God. The key chapters to review for this flight are 1-3, 5, 7 and 9.
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12/5/2007
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Destination: 2 Samuel 11-24
2 Samuel 11-24
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In our eighteenth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig will take us to our next destination, 2 Samuel 11-24. On this flight we'll see David's transgressions and the troubles that resulted from them. By presenting both the strengths and weaknesses of David, we see a complete picture of a very real person who was described as being "a man after God's own heart." The key chapters to review are 2 Samuel 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 23, and 24.
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1/9/2008
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Destination: 1 Kings 1-22
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Get your travel planner out for flight nineteen over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, as we soar over 1 Kings 1-22. On this flight we will see the transition that Israel undertakes as it moves from the rule of King David to the rule of his son King Solomon after his death. After Solomon turns from the Lord, we will see how Israel is divided and moved in and out of the power of many kings such as Ahab, Jehoshaphat, and Ahaziah. These chapters will reveal a story of true loyalty and disobedience to God. The key chapters to review are 1 Kings 1-3, 6, 8, 11, 12, 18, and 19.
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1/16/2008
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Destination: 2 Kings 1-25
2 Kings 1-25
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Flight twenty over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us over the entire book of 2 Kings. Our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig, will continue to lead us through the history of the divided nation of Israel, and how in spite of the many kings who took control of the land, we will still see a nation without true leadership. As we soar over this book, we will see first how Israel comes into captivity by Assyria, and then the triumph of Babylon over Judah. The key chapters to review are 2 Kings 1-4, and 18-21.
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1/23/2008
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Destination: 1 Chronicles 1-29
1 Chronicles 1-29
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Get your travel planner out for flight twenty-one over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, as we soar over the book of 1 Chronicles. On this flight we look back once again at God's promise that He would establish His reign on earth through King David. Chapters 1-9 of 1 Chronicles will look in-depth at the the royal line of David and then we will see again the reign of David in chapters 10-29. Join us as we fly at an altitude of 30,000 feet and see how God fulfilled His promises to David and how that presents a witness of His faithfulness to us as well. The key chapters to review are 1 Chronicles 17-18, 21-22, 25, and 28-29
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1/30/2008
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Destination: 2 Chronicles 1-36
2 Chronicles 1-36
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Get ready for our twenty-second departure for the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, Pastor Skip Heitzig will take us soaring over the entire book of 2 Chronicles to see the beginning of the reign of King Solomon all the way to the spiritual roller coaster after Solomon's death and the separation of the kingdoms. From the building of the temple (2 Chronicles 1-9), to the decline of the temple (2 Chronicles 10-36:16), to the destruction of the temple (2 Chronicles 36:17-23), we see a parallel to 1 and 2 Kings from a spiritual viewpoint. The key chapters to review are 2 Chronicles 17-20, and 29-32.
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2/6/2008
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Destination: Ezra 1-10
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Flight twenty-three over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us over the entire book of Ezra. Our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig, will point out two very important sections of this book; the restoration of the temple (chapters 1-6), and the reformation of the people (chapters 7-10). This book will continue the narrative of 2 Chronicles by showing God's faithfulness to keep His promises by returning His people to their homeland. The key chapters to review are Ezra 1-10.
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2/13/2008
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Destination: Nehemiah 1-13
Nehemiah 1-13
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Get ready for our twenty-fourth departure for the Bible from 30,000 Feet. We will fly at cruising altitude over the entire book of Nehemiah with our pilot, Pastor Skip Heitzig. In this book, Nehemiah, the king's cupbearer, is given permission to lead third and final return to Jerusalem to repair and rebuild the city's walls. This book will show us a political construction (chapters 1-7), and a spiritual instruction (chapters 8-13). Join us as we see how Nehemiah gathers his spiritual strength from God during a time of great opposition.
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2/27/2008
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Destination: Esther 1-10
Esther 1-10
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Get your travel planner out for flight twenty-five over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, as we soar over the book of Esther. The flight will be divided into two highly important sections: the threat to the Jews (chapters 1-4), in which we will see Haman's attempt to completely eradicate the Jewish people from Persia, and the triumph of the Jews (chapters 5-10), where we will see a young girl's godly strength and fight to save her people. This flight will show us a whole new set of villains, heroes, and ultimately the ever abounding faithfulness of God towards those who follow Him. The key chapters to review are Esther 1-10.
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3/5/2008
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Destination: Job 1-42
Job 1-42
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Our twenty-sixth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet takes us over the entire book of Job, the first book in the section of poetical books. This is a powerful story of a man who has everything taken from him; his health, wealth, and even his beloved family. Yet as we see God allowing Satan to test Job, God's faithfulness to those he loves is clear and Job's steadfast faith prevails. Join us this week as we see Job's dilemma (ch.1-2), the debate with his four friends (ch. 3-37), and his final deliverance (ch. 38-42). The key chapters to review are Job1-4, 8,11-12, and 29.
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3/12/2008
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Destination: Psalms 1-72
Psalms 1-72
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Get your travel planner out for flight twenty-seven over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, as we soar over Psalms 1-72. On this flight, Pastor Skip will take us through the first seventy-two chapters of Psalms, which is divided into five books of songs, prayers, and poetry. Join us as we look at the deepest thoughts and emotions on the love and power of God. The key chapters to review are Psalms 1, 14, 23, 40, and 63.
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3/19/2008
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Destination: Psalms 73-150
Psalms 73-150
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Get ready for our twenty-eighth departure of the Bible from 30,000 Feet. We will fly at cruising altitude over the last three books in Psalms as we read through chapters 73-150. We will see beautiful writings of gladness and grief, pleading and prayers, and reverence and worship. Join us as we look at the deepest thoughts and emotions on the love and power of God. The key chapters to review are Psalms 119, and 146-150.
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Destination: Proverbs 1-31
Proverbs 1-31
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Flight twenty-nine over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us over the entire book of Proverbs. Known for the wisdom it contains, Proverbs reveals to us how to deal with every day situations; be it love and lust, life and death, friends and enemies, and what our God loves and hates. On this flight, Pastor Skip will point out some of the most noted chapters and verses of one of the most read books of the Old Testament. The key chapters to review are Proverbs 1-2, 5, 14, 22, and 31.
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4/23/2008
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Destination: Ecclesiastes 1-12
Ecclesiastes 1-12
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Join us as we continue The Bible From 30,000 Feet, taking our thirtieth flight high above the book of Ecclesiastes. This book reveals some startling truths about how King Solomon felt about finding meaning and fulfillment in life through the things of this world, and ultimately his conclusion that "all is vanity" in a life lived without God. The key chapters to review are 1-3, 5, 8, and 12.
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4/30/2008
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Destination: Song of Solomon 1-8
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Get your travel planner out for flight thirty-one over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, as we soar over Song of Solomon. This poetic book gives us a glimpse into the true love that Solomon has for a shepherdess, and the love and fulfillment they share in a marriage relationship. At an altitude of 30,000 feet we will be able to see the strong tie into the fulfillment and joy seen in the love of God for His people. The key chapters to review are Song of Solomon 1-8.
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5/7/2008
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Destination: Isaiah 1-39
Isaiah 1-39
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Our thirty-second flight over the Bible from 30,000 feet will take us soaring over the entire book of Isaiah. Thought to be the greatest of all the Prophets of the Old Testament, Isaiah's ministry lasted around fifty years, and his prophecies are quoted in the New Testament more often than any other Prophet. This book shows us a mix of both prophecies of condemnation (chapters 1-39), as well as prophecies of comfort (chapters 40-66). The key chapters to review are Isaiah 1-2, 6, 40, 52-53, and 55.
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5/14/2008
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Destination: Isaiah 40-66
Isaiah 40-66
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In our thirty-third flight over the Bible from 30,000 feet, Pastor Skip will take us on a flight high above the Bible to look at the second half of Isaiah. As we look through chapters 40-66, we will see the continued work of Isaiah, and how God used his gift of prophecy, both comforting and condemning, to generate change in the individuals he encountered. The key chapters to review are Isaiah 40, 52-53, and 55.
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5/21/2008
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Destination: Jeremiah 1-52
Jeremiah 1-52
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Get your travel planner out for flight thirty-four over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, as we soar over the entire book of Jeremiah. On this flight, Pastor Skip will take us at an altitude of 30,000 feet to see the three writings of the book of Jeremiah. From the warning of judgment, to the promise of restoration, and finally the protective hand of God over those He loves, we will catch a glimpse of a man who openly allowed God to speak through him in unusual and sometimes bizarre ways to open the eyes of the people of Israel. The key chapters to review are Jeremiah 13, 18-20, 25, 31, and 52.
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6/11/2008
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Destination: Lamentations 1-5
Lamentations 1-5
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Get your travel planner out for flight thirty-five over the Bible From 30,000 Feet. On this departure, we will look once again at Jeremiah in the book of Lamentations. We will learn why Jeremiah is referred to as "the weeping prophet," as we see him lament over the destruction of Jerusalem. This poetic book begins by revealing a man who is distressed for a nation under the consequences of its own sin, and ends with a prayer for the restoration of the nation from captivity. The key chapters to review are Lamentations 1-5.
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Destination: Ezekiel 1-48
Ezekiel 1-48
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In our thirty-sixth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip will take us on a flight high above the Bible to look at the book of Ezekiel. We will witness prophecies we've seen in past books being fulfilled as we see Jerusalem at the time of the Second Babylonian Deportation. As Ezekiel the Priest is deported alongside his people, we see God continue to offer promises of restoration through him, bringing the people a sense of hope in spite of their current tribulations. The key chapters to review are Ezekiel 1-3, 7, 33-34, and 38-39.
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6/25/2008
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Destination: Daniel 1-6
Daniel 1-6
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Flight thirty-seven over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us on a tour of Daniel 1-6. In these chapters, we will see the first of the deportations of the Israelites to Babylon, and witness both the prophetic history of the book, as well as the four prophetic visions of Daniel. Ultimately, the powerful stories in Daniel reveal a man of God; unwilling to compromise and full of faith. The key chapters to review are Daniel 1-2.
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7/2/2008
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Destination: Daniel 7-12
Daniel 7-12
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Our thirty-eighth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us through the second part of Daniel. As we look at chapters 7-12, we will see the four prophetic visions of Daniel, and observe how his faith in God's fulfillment of prophecies led him to fervent prayer for the people of Israel. The key chapters to review are Daniel 9-12.
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7/9/2008
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Destination: Hosea 1-14
Hosea 1-14
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Get your travel planner out and place your heart in the upright position for our thirty-ninth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, Pastor Skip will take us on a tour over the entire book of Hosea, a man called to prophesy to the Northern Kingdom of Israel during the reign of King Jeroboam. As Hosea addresses the sins of the nation, we will see how God used the graphic parallel between his adulterous wife and the unfaithfulness of Israel. The key chapters to review are Hosea 1-4, 6, 9, and 11.
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Destination: Joel; Amos; Obadiah
Joel 1-3; Amos 1-9; Obadiah
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Get ready for flight forty over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig, will take us soaring over Joel, Amos, and Obadiah. In these three books, we take a look at the strong warnings that God gives His people against greed, injustice, false worship, and self-righteousness. We'll see God's use of these ordinary men to give extraordinary messages; we'll witness His patience, and at the end, we'll see how He stands ready to forgive and restore all who turn away from their sin. The key chapters to review are Joel 1-3, Amos 1, 3 and 7, and Obadiah 1.
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7/23/2008
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Destination: Jonah 1-4
Jonah 1-4
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Our forty-first flight over the Bible from 30,000 feet will take us to the well known book of Jonah. In this book, we will see what God can do in the life of a prophet, even one who is blatantly disobedient. Despite Jonah's defiance, God strongly redirects his path and brings him to repentance through a very unique situation. By the end of the book, we will see Jonah right back where he started and bringing God glory by doing exactly what He had originally asked of him. The key chapters to review are Jonah 1-4.
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8/6/2008
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Destination: Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk
Micah; Nahum; Habakkuk
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Get your travel planner out and place your heart in the upright position for our forty-second flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, Pastor Skip will take us on a tour over the books of Micah, Nahum, and Habakkuk, three prophets used by God to criticize, comfort, and encourage the people of Judah. Through these prophets, God's people confess their sins and are confident in the salvation of God's mighty acts. The key chapters to review are Micah 1-7, Nahum 1-3, and Habakkuk 1-3.
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Destination: Zephaniah & Haggai
Zephaniah; Haggai
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Prepare yourself for our forty-third flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. This flight will take us soaring over the entirety of both Zephaniah and Haggai. The two books cover five chapters which speak of the coming Day of the Lord, His wrath upon Judah and her neighbors, and an encouragement after their return from exile to rejoice and rebuild the Temple. The key chapters to review are Zephaniah 1-3 and Haggai 1-2.
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8/20/2008
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Destination: Zechariah and Malachi
Zechariah; Malachi
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We are about to take our forty-forth flight over the Bible from 30,000 feet, journeying over the final two books of the Old Testament. In ending the Minor Prophets, we'll first look at the expanded message of rebuilding the temple as Zechariah encourages the people to look to the future reign of the Messiah. We will then speed forward 100 years after the temple was rebuilt to the book of Malachi, where God's chosen people had once again slid back into their sinful practices. After 400 years of prophetic silence, Malachi brings a message of exhortation to the people who had resettled in Jerusalem. The key chapters to review are Zechariah 9-14 and Malachi 1-4.
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Destination: Matthew, Mark, and Luke
Matthew, Mark; Luke
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Get your travel planner out for our opening tour of the New Testament and flight forty-five of the Bible from 30,000 Feet! This flight will take us on a sky-high tour over the books of Matthew, Mark and Luke. These three synoptic gospels give us our first glimpses of Jesus' life and death here on earth. We'll see the service, sermons, sacrifices, and sovereignty of our King as we witness the fulfillment of many of the Old Testament prophecies we have previously studied. The key chapters to review are Matthew 1-5 and 17, Mark, and Luke.
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Destination: John
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Get your travel planner out for our forty-sixth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, Pastor Skip will take us on a tour through the book of John, written by the Apostle John from Ephesus between A.D. 80-90. The spiritual depth of this book and its presentation of the incarnation through the God-man Jesus Christ sets it apart from the other gospels.
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Destination: Acts
Acts
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On our forty-seventh flight over the Bible from 30,000 feet Pastor Skip will give a tour of the entire book of Acts. Acts is the history of how Christianity was founded and organized and solved its problems. The gospel writer Luke tells the story of how the community of believers began by faith in the risen Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit, the promised Counselor and Guide, who enabled them to witness, to love, and to serve.
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Destination: Romans
Romans
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We are about to take our forty-eighth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. Join us as we soar over the entire book of Romans, Paul's letter to the church in Rome. This letter primarily focuses on the basic gospel message along with God's plan of salvation and righteousness for all humankind, Jew and Gentile alike. In our broad overview, we'll take a look at Paul's strong emphasis of Christian doctrine and his concern for Israel. The key chapters to review are 1, 3, 4, and 9-11.
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Destination: 1 Corinthians
1 Corinthians
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Get your travel planner out for our forty-ninth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet! As we look at 1 Corinthians, we'll see Paul's letters to the church at Corinth. His letters to the influential church confront their "religious" and arrogant mindsets and defend his ability to be an apostle of Christ. Through God's grace and use of Paul, he is later able to rejoice over the turnaround and acceptance of his God-given authority. The key chapters to review are 1 Corinthians 2-3 & 12-13.
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10/15/2008
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Destination: 2 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
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Our fiftieth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet takes us on a flight over the second of Paul's letters to the church at Corinth. Between 1 & 2 Corinthians, the congregation was influenced by false teachers who spread opposition to Paul. Through God's grace and use of Paul, he is later able to rejoice over the repentance of the people to God and acceptance of his God-given authority. The key chapters to review are 2 Corinthians 4 & 12.
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Destination: Ephesians
Ephesians
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Who are we in Christ? Grab your travel planner for flight fifty-two as we look at the book of Ephesians, Paul's letter to the church in Ephesus. In this book, Paul explains how we are the bride of Christ, a temple, and a soldier for the gospel. The unity that Paul emphasizes is described as a body working together for a common goal. The key chapters to review are Ephesians 1-6.
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11/19/2008
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Destination: Philippians
Philippians
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In our fifty-third flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip will take us through the book of Philippians, another of Paul's letters to the church. Referred to as "the epistle of joy," the message contained in these pages is one of long suffering and joy in the midst of Paul's time in prison. Despite his trials, we will see Paul rejoice over the church in Philippi and encourage them in unity, humility, and prayer. The key chapters to review are Philippians 1-4.
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Destination: Colossians
Colossians
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Get your travel planner out for our fifty-fourth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet! On this flight, we will take a look at the young church in Colosse, and how they became the target of a heretical attack. The main theme in the book of Colossians is the complete adequacy of Christ as contrasted with the emptiness of mere human philosophy. The key chapters to review are Colossians 1-4.
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Destination: 1 and 2 Thessalonians
1 Thessalonians 1-5;2 Thessalonians 1-3:18
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In our fifty-fifth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip will take us on a tour over the books of 1 & 2 Thessalonians. Both books are written as an encouragement to the church in Thessalonica, exhorting them in the word, warning them against pagan immorality, and urging them to remain steadfast in the truth of the Lord. The key chapters to review are 1 Thessalonians 1-5 and 2 Thessalonians 1-3.
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Destination: 1 and 2 Timothy
1 Timothy 1-6;2 Timothy 1-4:22
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Join us on a tour over the books of 1 & 2 Timothy as we take our fifty-sixth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. These loving letters to Timothy, a young pastor in Ephesus, reveal Paul's true love for his brother in Christ and desire to encourage him in the Word and warn against false teachings. In these letters, Paul exhorts Timothy to stand strong and "preach the word" (2 Timothy 4:2). The key chapters to review are 1 Timothy 1-6 and 2 Timothy 1-4.
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Destination: Titus and Philemon
Titus 1-3:15;Philemon 1:1-25
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Get your travel planner out for flight fifty-seven of the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, our tour guide Pastor Skip will take us through the books of Titus and Philemon. While the letter to Titus focuses on the importance of sound doctrine and the elements of the church order, Philemon takes a more personal approach and speaks on the application of the great principles of Christian brotherhood to social life. The key chapters to review are Titus 1-3 and Philemon 1.
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Destination: Hebrews
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In our fifty-eighth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip will take us on a tour over the book of Hebrews. Although the author of the book is not fully known, this well written letter reveals a man with a great desire to encourage Jewish believers to continue in the grace of Jesus Christ, instead of trying to escape persecution by bowing to the rites and rituals of Judaism. The key chapters to review are Hebrews 1-2, 6, 11, and 13.
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Destination: James
James
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Our fifty-ninth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us over the distinctive book of James. Although grace through faith in the cross was vital for Jewish believer to understand, James addresses the issue of faith without a consistent lifestyle. This epistle adamantly declares that, "Just as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead, also." (James 2:26) The key chapters to review are James 1-5.
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Destination: 1 and 2 Peter
1 Peter 1-5; 2 Peter 1-3
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Get your travel planner out for flight sixty over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. Our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig, will take us on a tour of the books of 1 & 2 Peter. Peter's first letter to the church exhorts Christians to remain steadfast in their faith when under persecution, and his second letter tackles the issue of false teachers and a need for discernment against the spreading apostasy. Both books contain a level of warmth in Peter's expressions, making them a great source of encouragement. The key chapters to review are 1 Peter 1-5 and 2 Peter 1-3.
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Destination: 1 John
1 John
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In our sixty-first flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, our tour guide Pastor Skip will take us through the book of 1 John. John writes to define and defend the nature of the person of Christ against heretical teachings affecting the early church. As John addresses the heretical teachings of the time, he also addresses the preeminence of God's love for us, and our duty to love others in return. The key chapters to review are 1 John 1-5.
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Destination: 2, 3 John and Jude
2 John, 3 John; Jude
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Flight sixty-two over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will give a sky high view over three small but concise books, 2 & 3 John and Jude. While all three books have a different primary focus, all are written with the purpose to encourage the church to keep a strong biblical foundation. This study will take us through the importance of biblical discernment, the need to be in fellowship with other believers, as well as the vital need to keep strong in the faith. The key chapters to review are 2 & 3 John, and Jude.
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Destination: Revelation 1-11
Revelation 1-11
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With only two more flights to go, we welcome you to get your travel planner ready for the first half of the book of Revelation and flight sixty-three over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. Considered to be one of the most powerful books in scripture, Revelation is a direct vision from God, to John, which he was asked to record for future generations. Revelation 1:19, "Write, therefore, what you have seen, what is now and what will take place later." As the final warning to the world of the tribulation to come, it also serves as a source of hope for the Church. The key chapters to review are 1-4, 7, and 11.
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Destination: Revelation 12-22
Revelation 12-22
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Flight sixty-four brings us to the end of the scriptures and the second and final part of the book of Revelation. Chapters 12-22 lead us into some of the most thrilling text in the entire Bible, giving us a glimpse into the seven bowl judgments, the Beast, and the future tribulation, but also bringing us great hope for God's Church. The key chapters to review are Revelation 12-14, 18, and 20-22.
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Bible from 30k Final Q&A
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We have landed our flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. As we touch down and head to pick up the final baggage from our 65 flight series, our last sky-high view of the scriptures will includes this final Q&A Celebration. Pastor Skip and others answer questions from the last year, as well as on the spot questions from the audience.
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There are 64 additional messages in this series.