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Find Your Next Home at a Real Estate Auction
by Myers Jackson, United Country Certified Real Estate
Even in a down economy, real estate is the best investment anyone can make. The old adage, “Buy Low and Sell High” is true and right now, even at market value, real estate prices are down and they are sure to go back up in the future.
One of the bes... Read More
2013's Newest Florida Attractions
Take a ride through the tale of The Little Mermaid at the New Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom
It's Summer! Time for Road Trips to Orlando!
Florida's Theme Parks continue to attract returning guests by adding new worlds and new rides, and even upgrading rides with new technology. Before planning this summer's sc... Read More
In dealing with the onslaught of ideas being promoted by Judaizers among the church member of Galatia, Paul the apostle has given discourse after discourse about the relationship between the law of God and the promise of God. Paul has shown how the law served the purpose of exposing sin in people, and the promise of God is the grace of God for those who believe in Jesus and His substitutionary sacrifice for their sins. In chapter four and verse one, Paul employs an example to further de... Read More
In Paul the apostle's explanation to the church members in Galatia about the relationship between the promise of God and the law of God, he has declared those who have recognized their own disobedience to the law to be children of God once they believe in the substitutionary sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Once we receive the grace and unmerited favor of God, we become His children and not just His creation. Paul continues his thought in chapter three and verse twenty-nine as he shows the be... Read More
Many may wonder why Paul the apostle is going to such lengths to convince the Galatian church members about the grace of God given through His promise and its relationship to the law of God. Since Judaizers had infiltrated and divided the church with incorrect doctrine which stated that people must obey the traditions of the law as well as the law itself to be saved, Paul felt it necessary to be thorough in his explanations. Paul has just shared the uniqueness of being one in Christ Jes... Read More
As Paul the apostle continues to persuade the church members in Galatia concerning the grace and promise of God, he shows them the significance of their being children of God by faith in Jesus Christ. In chapter three and verse twenty-seven he turns their attention toward baptism in Christ and the significance of doing so. He wrote:
For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
A meaningful change occurs in the person who... Read More
The question is often asked, “Are we not all the children of God?” The easy answer is “no”, but we are the creation of God. To be a “child of God” we must have a relationship and fellowship with God. These are obtained by having faith in Jesus Christ, and His substitutionary death upon the cross and His subsequent resurrection from the dead. As Paul has shown in previous verses, we do not obtain this relationship by works of the law, but rather by faith in Jesus. In chapter... Read More
What is the significance of the law of God as it relates to people? What are the implications if a person does not keep the law of God? Why does it seem that there are so many lawbreakers, and since this is so, why should there be a law of God in the first place? On any given day we may hear questions such as these from people who do not understand the purpose of the law of God. Of course the law of God is wonderful for social order, health benefits, and limiting ciaos, however we have... Read More
As Paul the apostle has been explaining the relationship between the law of God and the promise of God to the church members at Galatia, we have been learning that God has a perfect design for people to have fellowship with Him. Because we have a sin problem that keeps us separated from God, we must know that we have a sin problem, and the law let's us know it. Once we realize our problem of sin, we can acknowledge it, ask God to forgive it, and He by His promise extends grace to us tha... Read More
Reduce Recidivism: Invest in Your Community
City Walk Urban Mission & Tallahassee Grapevine Challenge You to Get Involved
The City Walk & Grapevine Family
I found out some amazing facts recently about Florida's prison population. In 2011, the Florida Department of Corrections housed about 102,000 inmates in it's 63 prisons - this does not include jails or federal prisons. This cost... Read More
6 Reasons Art Builds
by Tony Miller, Head Grape
In preparation for this weekend's Art Across Generations event at Mission San Luis, I realized some fundamental skills that children can develop through participating in the arts.
Nowadays, parents are pushing their kids to pursue careers in technology, science, health or business administration.... Read More
As we have continued to study the doctrine of grace as delivered by Paul the apostle to the Galatians, we have noticed that Paul meticulously defines step by step the reasons that the promise of God and the law of God work hand in hand. In Divine providence, the Almighty God constructed a plan that incorporated usefulness of the law for demonstrating the lostness of mankind. As the law was perfect, and no person is because they cannot keep the law perfectly, the law shows our need for a... Read More
As Paul the apostle is taking his readers of the book of Galatians step by step toward the importance of both the law and promise of God, he has clearly shown the value of both. The promise of God is by faith, and the knowledge of sin is by the law. Paul continues his words and thoughts in chapter three and verse twenty-two where he wrote:
But the scripture has concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
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With all his discussion about the promise of God and the law of God, Paul the apostle might seem to have exhausted all his persuasions toward the church members at Galatia. However, to be sure there was a clear understanding, Paul adds further discussion about the relationship between God's promise and God's law. In chapter three and verse twenty-one he wrote:
[Is] the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have... Read More
Paul the apostle has asked the question, “Wherefore serves the law?” or what purpose does the law serve? His answer was that the law was in service until the“seed” of promise should come which we discovered was Jesus. We also learned that in the giving of the law God used a mediator or a go between to distribute the law. Moses served as a mediator between God and people in the giving of the law, and today in Galatians chapter three and verse twenty we learn that Jesus as God was... Read More
Paul the apostle has been sharing reasons why the promise of God is not made void by the law of God. This might cause someone to ask, “Why then did God give the law in the first place?” Paul begins to answer that question in chapter three and verse nineteen where he wrote:
Wherefore then serves the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; [and it was] ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
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While relaying his message about the wonderful grace of God, Paul the apostle has shown the church members of Galatia the relationship between the law of God and the promise of God. Judaizers were attempting to convince the believers in Galatia that they were to follow the customs and rules within the law of God in addition to having faith in Jesus Christ for their salvation. In chapter three of Galatians Paul has used the example of Abraham to show how God promised that all nations wou... Read More