Difficult Texts of the New Testament: Part 3 - Galatains 1:6-10

Preacher: Lincon Atherton

Verses: Galatains 1:6-10

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Galatians 1:6-10 (NIV):

"I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse!  As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse! Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ."

Difficult Texts of the New Testament: Part 1 - 1 Corinthians 13:13 & 1 Thessalonians 1:3

Preacher: Lincon Hardouin

Scripture Verse: 1 Corinthians 13:8-13 & 1 Thessalonians 1:3

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This week marks the beginning of our new series looking at “the difficult texts of the New Testament.” Now this is quite different to the difficult texts of the Old Testament. When we think of difficult Old Testament texts, we think about texts like Elisha and the two bears that maul forty ‘children’, or Judges 19, 20 and 21 with issues like murder, rape, and civil war amongst other. But when we think of difficult texts in the New Testament, we find that often it isn’t the text itself that we struggle with. We tend to struggle more with the concepts and meanings behind the texts and that is what this series will be looking at...