Salt. Salt is mentioned many times in scripture, and it has typical significance. We find that salt speaks of inward, unchanging holiness that has a gracious outflow and results in preservation. Up until the 20th century and before the invention of refrigeration, salt was used not only for seasoning (Job 6:6) but as a preservative. […]
Legality or Legalism. The term “legality” is not found in scripture, although the substance of it is addressed repeatedly. The term refers to the error of putting oneself or others under a legal standard as a rule for justification or practical holiness before God or man. It makes that which is external the basis of […]
Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk Introduction: The Charge Committed to Timothy 1 Timothy 1 1 Timothy 1. In this first chapter, Paul gives Timothy his apostolic charge. He warns the young man of those who would oppose him, and the character of the false teachers that were making inroads in Ephesus. The error took two forms: (1) […]
Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk Personal: Defense of Paul’s Apostleship Galatians 1 – 2 Galatians 1-2. Unlike other epistles, in chapter 1 we have no commendation, no confirmation of love, and no prayer requests. This is because the subject and error of the Galatians was so serious. There is a certain calmness about those types of greetings […]
The wilderness experience is that aspect of our Christian life in which we learn to depend fully on God.
Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk Christ is Superior to Israel’s Leaders: Moses and Joshua Hebrews 3 – 4 Hebrews 3 – 4. In these chapters the writer of Hebrews asks the reader to consider Jesus in a further connection: in contrast with Israel’s leaders. First, he shows that Christ is faithful as Son over the house of […]
eBk Sec Outline Sec Bk Doctrinal: Defense of the Gospel Galatians 3 – 4 Galatians 3-4. The general subject of ch.3-4 is defense of the gospel, showing that justification is not by the law. Chapter 3 lays out the doctrinal side of things (our standing), and it presents the Christian’s connection with Abraham and his seed. This […]