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Paul's Letter

Author: Pastor Mitch
April 25, 2019

When we read the Scriptures, our Western, modern minds always collide with the cultural context of the Bible. We want to not just read the Bible, but accurately understand the proper setting of the instruction and story being conveyed. This can be challenging.

“Whenever we pick up the Bible and read it, even in a contemporary version like the Good News Bible, we are conscious of stepping back two millennia or (in the case of the Old Testament) even more. We travel backwards in time, behind the microchip revolution, the electronic revolution, the scientific revolution and the industrial revolution, until we find ourselves in an alien world which long ago ceased to exist. In consequence, the Bible feels odd, sounds archaic, looks obsolete and smells musty.” John Stot

Despite the centuries, God's Spirit helps us find understanding from His Word. And study can also help build a bridge from the old world to the new, to accurately decode the truth about Jesus as proclaimed in the Bible, book by book.

This Sabbath, we begin a six-part series on the book of Galatians. We will first seek to build a bridge of understanding for the reason behind the Apostle Paul's letters to churches in Galatia. What we will discover is a letter that has given both life-transforming instruction and heartfelt warnings to the body of Christ for 2,000 years. 

Today, the letter to the churches of Galatia will speak to us in a manner that will challenge and call us still higher as Christians. I look forward to taking this journey with you, beginning this Sabbath!