Paul’s Ministry to Gentiles, Col 1:21-29

In Col 1:21-29, Paul principally described his ministry to Gentiles.  He discussed the Gentiles reconciliation in vs. 21-23 and his ministry in vs. 23-29. According to Col 1:21-22, when Gentiles get saved, we are reconciled in the body of Christ’s flesh through death.  Paul wrote to the Ephesians about our...

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Henceforth Walk Not, Eph 4:17-19

In Eph 4:17-19, Paul wrote, “henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk.”  Thus, to walk worthy of our vocation [Eph 4:1] and to walk in love [Eph 5:1], we must not walk as other Gentiles walk.   In other words, to walk the way Christ wants us to walk, we...

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The Mystery Was Made Known, Eph 3:1-12

In Eph 3:1-12, Paul writes about how he came to know and how others now know the mystery, “that the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body,” with Jews [Eph 3:6].  If you will remember the prior lesson, Paul disclosed to the Gentiles how they had become “fellowcitizens...

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The Council at Jerusalem Gal. 2:1-10

Galatians 2:1–10 The Council at Jerusalem CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO There is a big push to get the Gentile converts back under the law Get saved, Acts 15:1 Stay saved, Acts 15:5 Paul was going to be sure that the gospel of grace could withstand any attempt by men to...

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Paul’s Gentile Ministry, Rom 15:15-33

Paul’s Gentile Ministry Rom 15:15-33 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Paul ministered by grace – Rom 15:15 – grace given of God to minister to Gentiles [v.16].  According to 1 Cor 15:10 it takes grace to minister. Paul ministered primarily to Gentiles – Rom 15:16 – Jesus ministered to Jews [Rom 15:8;...

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Israel’s Blindness and Salvation, Rom 11:25-27

Israel’s Blindness and Salvation Rom.11:25-27 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The salvation of Israel is the third main doctrine in Romans 11 that we will study. Israel’s blindness – God gave Isaiah a commission in Is 6:9-10 – Make Israel’s heart fat; make Israel’s ears heavy; shut Israel’s eyes, lest they see and...

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The Gospel to the Gentiles, Rom 10:14-21

The Gospel to the Gentiles Rom. 10:14-21 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Romans chapter 10 is a transition chapter from the end of chapter 9 to the full content of chapter 11.  At the end of chapter 9 Paul concludes that Gentiles attained the righteousness of God because they received it by...

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Wall of Partition Eph. 2:11-22

 Ephesians 2:11-22 Wall of Partition CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Gentiles and Jews come together “in” Christ with no distinction.  They are the church of God: Rom 1:16 I Cor 12:13 I Cor 10:32 Gal 3:27-28 Acts 15:11 As Paul said in Rom 2:27-29, it does a Jew no good to “practice”...

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Walk Not as Other Gentiles Walk Eph. 4:17-24

Walk Not as Other Gentiles Walk Eph. 4:17-24 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO I have seen a trend throughout my time in the ministry.  Young people start out in church and in their teens and early twenties they start walking as other Gentiles walk.  I have often tried to figure out why...

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