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Not Under the Law

Galatians 5:16–17, “16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from...

The Meaning and Importance of the Omnipotence of God

On today's episode, a listener writes in today and asks, “What does it mean that God is omnipotent?" What you’ll hear in this episode How the Bible Speaks About Omnipotence Omnipotence and Creation Omnipotence, Government, and Leadership Omnipotence and the Character...

The Necessity of Fun in the Christian Life

“Cut off your hand, gouge out your eye” (Matthew 5:29). “hate your father and mother” (Luke 14:26). Die to self (Galatians 5:24) Bear your cross (Matthew 16:24; Mark 8:34; Luke 9:23) bless those who curse you” (Matthew 5:44; Luke 6:28). Fear God (Proverbs 9:10),...

Myths About Biblical Discipleship

On today’s Women’s Hope show, Kimberly Cummings and Dr. Shelbi Cullen consider nine myths about biblical discipleship and provide nine helpful remedies to solve these myths from the Word of God. What you’ll hear in this episode Every moment belongs to God (therefore...

Fulfilling the Law

Galatians 5:14–15, “14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.” Throughout history, believers have often not emphasized the...

Writing about Great Reality: Finding Fulfillment

“Great writing is about great reality — clearly seen and greatly felt.” For months, John Piper’s words hounded me as I wrestled with my own work. Does my writing reveal “great reality”? Do my readers see and feel that reality deep in their bones? The concept of...
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Not Under the Law

Galatians 5:16–17, “16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from...

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Fulfilling the Law

Galatians 5:14–15, “14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.” Throughout history, believers have often not emphasized the...

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The Proper Use of Freedom

Galatians 5:12–13, “I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves! 13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” The gravity of the Galatians’ slide into...

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The Offense of the Cross

Galatians 5:10-11, “10 I have confidence in the Lord that you will take no other view, and the one who is troubling you will bear the penalty, whoever he is. 11 But if I, brothers, still preach circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of...

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The Effects of Leaven

Galatians 5:7–9, “You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? 8 This persuasion is not from him who calls you. 9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump.” Returning again to the topic of circumcision (Gal. 5:1–12) might seem to be a strange way for...

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What Really Counts

Galatians 5:5–6, “5 For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.” One modern commentator has suggested...

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