Hebrews 10:1-10    The Perfect Sacrifice
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Hebrews 10:1-10   The Perfect Sacrifice

The writer of this letter has been talking about the law and the covenant and he is concerned to show that Jesus’ sacrifice renders all other sacrifices obsolete.  Jesus is our “high priest” who has offered the one sacrifice which is perfect, final and complete (9:12): the sacrifice of himself.  […]

Philippians 1:1-11  Very Dear Friends
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Philippians 1:1-11  Very Dear Friends

The account of Paul’s first visit to Philippi is found in Acts 16.  Despite the violent beginning described there, the Philippian church had taken root and flourished.  Paul was only able to go back there once or perhaps twice more (Acts 20:2; 2 Cor.2:13), but the Philippian church provided him […]

1 Corinthians 11:2-22     Worship GOD!
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1 Corinthians 11:2-22     Worship GOD!

Paul is concerned that public worship should be conducted in an orderly manner.  There should be no distractions either from insufficient dress, or, we could add, over-elaborate dress.  The intention in worship is not to draw attention to any individual, but to focus upon God.  In the conditions pertaining in […]

Colossians 1:24-2:7    One Focus!
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Colossians 1:24-2:7    One Focus!

We have been seeing the apostle Paul’s deep concern that the Corinthian church should be built up as one body in the truth.  Paul had a real passion for the gospel: “Him we proclaim, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man […]