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Very Truly

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:17 and John 5:24

Scripture makes frequent mention of faith in Christ. Whoever believes in him is saved, shall not perish, shall have everlasting life, is not judged, etc.

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Our Sufficiency

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:17 and 2 Corinthians 3:4-5

If we are justified by the law, tell me, asks Paul through Luther, what has Christ achieved by his death, his preaching, his victory over sin and death?

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Shhhh.

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:17 and John 19:1-10

When we are dealing with justification, good works should not be so much as mentioned, for works have nothing to do with justification to God.

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Remembering His Promise

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:17 and Romans 6:1-4

The answer is not dependence upon our working harder to make up for the sin. The answer is remembering the promise of God’s grace in baptism.

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He Did It All

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:17 and Matthew 19:16-26

The proper office of Christ is to raise the sinner, and extricate him from his sins. The proper response of the Christian is to live in this grace.

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Unshackled

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:17 and Romans 6:20-23

We are not justified by Christ; or we are not justified by the law. Scripture says we are justified by Christ, so we see that the law is no justifier.

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Whom Do You Believe?

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and John 14:1-6

It is not so much what you believe or who you believe but whom you believe, for there is only one who is the way to God the Father.

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Proper Dress

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and 2 Corinthians 5:1-4

“Flesh,” including reason, instinct, and deeds, says Paul, is not justified to God by works of the law but by faith in the one who covers our flesh.

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Faith Works

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and James 2:14–26

Let us not say that the law is bad, but only that it is not able to justify us to God. We have need of a far better mediator than Moses or the law.

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The Short Arm of the Law

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and John 1:29–30

Christ is not an officer or any other representative of the law. He is the merciful and gracious Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.

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Reputation

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and Matthew 7:21–23

The true and only way of becoming a Christian is to be justified by faith in Jesus Christ, and not by the works of the law or religion or anything but him.

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A Clean Slate

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and Colossians 2:13-14

Christians are not people who do not sin; they are ones who have been forgiven their sins — not by what they do but through whom they believe.

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A Lighter Life

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and Matthew 11:25-30

When sin has been forgiven, and the conscience has been eased of its dreadful load of guilt, a Christian can endure all things in Christ.

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The Egg

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and Habakkuk 2:2-4

Let good works like thanks and praise flow from a cheerful heart because you have forgiveness of your sins through Christ — not through your deeds.

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This Week’s Garbage

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and Philippians 3:7-11

Faith, Christ, and the imputation of righteousness, are to be linked together, faith taking hold of Christ, and God accounting this faith for righteousness.

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No Admittance

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and Matthew 7:21-27

In order to be granted admittance into heaven, Christ Jesus must "know" you, must be in relationship with you through faith and hope in him.

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Self-help

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and Psalm 121:1–8

Your sins are forgiven when you believe on Jesus Christ who was crucified for your sins, those sins being imposed upon him instead of you.

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Bless Your Heart

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and Psalm 14:1-3

Grace is freely given by God to we doltish darlin’s who have come to realize that need his righteousness — and none of our own, as if we had any. 

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Kinship

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and Romans 4:13-16

No amount of work makes you part of an earthly, let alone heavenly, family. It is a matter of believing you are so that you may act like family.

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True Love

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and Deuteronomy 6:4-9

We must have faith that God still loves us, despite our failings at loving him, and it may be this keeps-coming-back love that God desires from us.

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The Ledger

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and Colossians 2:8-14

Christianity is not a matter of credits and debits, of record keeping that puts Christians at a disadvantage. Christ Jesus has become their advantage.

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In a Good Bad Place

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and Psalm 51:6-17

When we are in that bad condition of spiritual desperation, we have actually arrived at the good place of being able to receive mercy from God.

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Vanity

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and Ecclesiastes 1:1-11

All is in vain without faith in Christ. The greatest vanity, the vanity of vanities, is to believe that there is ultimate meaning in life apart from Christ Jesus.

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Warts and All

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and Revelation 21:9-11

If we could actually see the evil rooted in the nature of humankind, we would never entertain such silly dreams about our merit or worthiness.

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The Fact of the “I Do”

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and James 2:14-18

We are not justified with God, nor do we make ourselves righteous, by our devotion to him or our works for our neighbor, but by believing in his love for us.

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Breaking the Law

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and Hebrews 10:11-18

Even if you could perfectly keep the First Commandment, you would not be right with God because one simply is not justified by the works of the Law.

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Good Behavior

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:15 and Acts 13:38-41

One is paroled from the prison of the law by their faith in Christ. Break that condition by relying on your good behavior and you are imprisoned again. 

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Looking Good

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:15 and Psalm 24:3-6

Joining a church does not make one righteous before God any more than doing good deeds. Righteousness is a gift from God, for Christ's sake.

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Straight Talk for Straight Walking

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:14 and Proverbs 27:2-6

The controversy with Peter at Antioch involved the preservation of pure doctrine, and so, Paul did not mind if anybody, even Peter, took offense.

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The Cross and the Plate

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:14 and 2 Timothy 2:15

We must be careful to never give a reason for anyone to think that faith in Christ alone is insufficient for salvation, that works must be added to his cross.

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The Troubled Conscience

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:14 and 2 Timothy 2:15

Distinguish rightly between law and gospel, knowing when to hear each, allowing the law to drive you to the gospel and the peace of Christ.

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A Slap to the Head

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:14 and Ephesians 2:8–10

Peter confused the separation of law and gospel, that difference between the gospel which justifies in heaven, and the law which justifies on earth.

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The Heavenly Conscience

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:14 and Colossians 3:1-3

The moment the law and sin, along with the devil's accusations, and the threat of condemnation cross into heaven, i.e., your conscience, kick them out.

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Come to the Light

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:14 and John 1:9-13

God's will for your sinful life on earth is that the righteousness of his grace would always outshine the accusations of the law, keeping you in the way.

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A Willingness to Hear

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:14 and Proverbs 9:7-9

We should respond to correction as Peter seemed to do, admitting wrong in the clear teaching of the Word, repenting and being determined to do better.

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All the Difference

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:13 and 2 Timothy 4:1-4

Let us search the Scriptures with humility, praying that we never lose the light of the gospel by trusting ourselves for justification instead of God.

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The All of Salvation

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:13 and Philippians 2:9-12

The law is good to remind us of areas for moral improvement in life but have no place in our salvation which is accomplished through Christ alone.

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Take a Stand

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:13 and Acts 7:55–60

It is marvelous how God preserves the church by a single person, sometimes one person doing more than the whole assembly.

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Focus

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:12 and 2 Corinthians 7:8-11

There can be great danger in the keeping of rituals and customs and ceremonies, as they so easily tend to the error of works righteousness.

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No Offense

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:12 and Ephesians 6:10-20

It should not seem odd to us that some insist on the church sliding back into law-keeping, while they also seem to find it so difficult to be gracious.

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Who is On the Throne?

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:12 and Revelation 4:2–11

We can sometimes seem like we worship our ways, so we must remind ourselves that Christ is on the throne and not the ways we worship him.

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The Work that Saves

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:12 and Romans 11:1-6

To do certain things, or not do them, is immaterial; what is of utmost importance is Christ, and him crucified and risen for your salvation.

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Without Rules but With Christ

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:12 and Matthew 28:18-20

When it becomes about the rules instead of about Jesus, then the church, at best, goes into the world making rule followers, not Christ followers.

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Two Temptations

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:11 and 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

No one has fallen so far that he cannot rise, just as no one stands so well that he might not fall. If Peter fell, I may fall. If he rose again, I too may rise.

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The Sainted Sinner

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:11 and Romans 8:1-11

You are far from perfect but you are holy because Christ Jesus has assigned his perfect holiness to imperfect you through your faith in his promises.

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Stand Firmly

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:11 and Luke 12:8-12

We are not called to defend Peter’s cause, or the cause of our parents, or that of the government, or that of the world, but unyieldingly, the cause of God.

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Stand Up for Jesus

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:11 and 1 Corinthians 2:1-4

We must be as determined as the Apostle Paul to stand up with the simple but powerful gospel message of nothing but Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

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Speaking of Money

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:10 and 2 Thessalonians 3:6-12

Where the Church is, there will also be the poor, for the world and the devil persecute the church and end up impoverishing many faithful Christians.

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Gospel Fellowship

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:9 and 1 John 1:1-4

Differences in whom we preach the gospel to ought not to hinder our fellowship and Christian friendship, since we preach the same gospel.

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Get Out of the Way

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:7-9 and Mark 9:38-41

When you hear that people receive the Christ through the simple preaching of faith, do you glorify God for his grace in the ministries of others?

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Ministry on the Move

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:7-8 and 2 Timothy 4:1-5

Those who are called to ministry will often enough have to patiently endure adversity in order to fulfill their ministries of preaching the Word preach .

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Get in the Game

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:7-8 and John 14:1-13

Paul and Peter received their powerful authority from God, who gave of the same Spirit to Luther, and today gives to you in whatever vocation is yours.

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Different Gospels

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:7-8 and Ephesians 4:4-6

Peter is not the chief Apostle, as all of the apostles were equals, having the same charge and the identical gospel of Christ Jesus to proclaim to the world.

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Determination

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:7-8 and Acts 1:6-11

When family and friends refuse to hear the message of the gospel, like Paul, we must turn to others, even the whole world, with the good news of Jesus.

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Who Says?

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:7-8 and Titus 2:11-15

God has stepped into the world bringing his grace to all who believe through the preached word that God saves through faith in Jesus Christ.

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Be Resolved

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:6 and Revelation 2:8-11

We may suffer the loss of our good name, of life itself, but we must not lose the gospel and our faith in Jesus Christ, nor stand for those who would rob us of faith.

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It Takes Two to Tango

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:6 and 2 Samuel 11:1–27

Be careful to not attach so much importance to any person — be she mother, doctor, president, pastor — that she is remembered and God forgotten.

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Get Over Yourself

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:6 and Revelation 19:11-16

We are to esteem the Word of God, not people, whether presidents or preachers, authors or musicians, persons or personalities. The Word!

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Following Men

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:6 and 1 Corinthians 3:1-11

If one takes the sum of the apostles, including Paul, then too, Martin Luther, Billy Graham, and the Pope, the gospel is still more excellent and true.

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He Said What?

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:6 and John 8:31-38

What does the Scripture say? Always appeal to the Word of God and be careful you are not using the Word to defend a personal viewpoint.

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The Things We Do for Love

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:4-5 and 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

When Jesus is not lifted up and glorified by a religious work, but instead, the so-called righteous deed is honored, then the deed is beyond suspect.

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An Unfair Verdict

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:4-5 and Matthew 5:17-20

Christians strive to live by God's rules but do not depend upon them for salvation, but on the grace of the one who rules over the rules.

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The Truth that Sets You Free

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:4-5 and Romans 8:15-17

If we do not believe that faith in Christ is the only thing that can justify us, the death and resurrection of Jesus are without meaning, and a Savior is relegated to myth.

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Don’t Give an Inch

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:4-5 and Galatians 5:1-6

We refuse to have our consciences bound by any work or law that says by doing this or that we are righteous, or leaving this or that undone we are damned.

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What Are You Really Looking For?

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:4-5 and Matthew 13:45-46

True faith lays hold of Christ and trusts in him alone, something that the spiritually blind cannot see, that the unbelieving considers foolishness.

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This He Has Done

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:4-5 and Romans 7:21-25

Faith looks to Jesus Christ, the Son of God, not to the works one has done, whether they are religious in nature or civil, nor to works left undone.

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Get to Work

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:4-5 and James 2:14-26

Let us get to work, but not depend upon our works or hold them conditionally over the lives of others. Faith — in Christ alone — saves.

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A Little Better than Bad

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:3 and Romans 3:9-20

Be careful that you do not hold over the head of someone else your own brand of Christianity, your dogma, instead of offering the free grace of God.

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Compulsory Religion

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:3 and Ephesians 2:8-9

The fathers were not justified by circumcision. To them, it was a sign and seal of righteousness, and viewed as a confession of their faith.

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Is It About Jesus?

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:2 and 1 Corinthians 15:1-4

It is easy to get distracted when people start talking about religious rules — unless your faith is about Christ Jesus instead of traditions and rules.

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It Goes to Motive

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:2 and Hebrews 11:1-6

Be careful with religious works, that you do something from the right motive, from the faith motive, so that good works flow from faith.

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I Don’t Feel too Good Today

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:2 and Matthew 5:17-20

That we are Christian is based on faith in what Christ Jesus accomplished, not in what we do, and certainly not in how we feel on a given day.

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Whom Do You Proclaim?

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:1 and 2 Corinthians 4:1-6

“Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

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We’ve Never Done it That Way

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:1 and Mark 7:1-8

Unlike those who opposed Paul, asserting that the law ought to be kept and that the Gentiles be circumcised to be saved, we must insist on God's grace.

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The Real Difference

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Scripture Text: Galatians 2:1 and 2 Timothy 1:8-14

Paul preaching justification with God by faith in Christ Jesus through the power at work in the Holy Spirit in the Word, without the deeds of the law.

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Practicing Faith

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Scripture Text: Galatians 1:21-24 and Romans 3:21-31

Lutherans, like the Apostle Paul, confess and hold that one is justified by faith alone, apart from works of the law, even of those deeds are religious.

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Telling the Truth

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Scripture Text: Galatians 1:18-20 and Ephesians 4:11-16

We are no longer to be children ... but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into him who is the head, even Christ ...

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The Cross

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Scripture Text: Galatians 1:18-19 and Ephesians 2:13-18

All nations — Jews and Gentiles alike — are united in Christ as new man, making peace, reconciling us and our dogmas under his cross.

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A New Thing

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Scripture Text: Galatians 1:15-17 and Acts 10:9-43

God accepts all peoples, all nationalities, all cultures, all races, women and men, old and young, so long as they fear him and do what is right.

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Seeing the Light

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Scripture Text: Galatians 1:16 and John 1:1-5

In Jesus is life, and this life is the light of all people. The light, Christ Jesus, shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not, nor ever will, overcome it.

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Modern Day Pharisees

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Scripture Text: Galatians 1:15-17 and Matthew 23:13–14

Woe to those whose religious demands and pious pretense shut off the kingdom of heaven from people, for they too will not enter the kingdom.

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The Revealing God

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Scripture Text: Galatians 1:15-17 and Luke 24:44–45

The Spirit of Jesus opens our minds to understand the Scriptures so that we may receive the grace of God promised throughout the Old and New Testaments.

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Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God

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Scripture Text: Galatians 1:15-17 and Romans 2:12-16

The law terrorizes the conscience, revealing the wrath and judgment of God. The gospel announces that Christ is come to forgive the sins of the world.

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How a Nobody is a Somebody

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Scripture Text: Galatians 1:15-17 and Philippians 3:3-8

Luther asked about God, "What prompted Him to call me?" The answer was, "His grace alone.” And so, we see that God makes somebodies out of nobodies.

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God Has a Plan for Your Life

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Scripture Text: Galatians 1:15-17 and Jeremiah 1:4-5

God not only has a plan for your life, he has inserted himself into the center of your life, sanctifying and preparing you for who you are to be for him.

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Well, Scratch It!

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Scripture Text: Galatians 1:15-17 and 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5

You had better be careful; scratching that itch will damage your spiritual ears, leading to the inability to hear or endure the truth of the gospel.

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You’ve Got to Believe Me

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Scripture Text: Galatians 1:15-17 and John 14:1-7

What is truth? Whose authority should be trusted? Whose words believed. The only reliable source for truth is judging by the standard of The Book.

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So, You Think You’re a Christian

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Scripture Text: Galatians 1:15-17 and Jeremiah 9:23-26

Religion never equals righteousness. The wise and faithful friend of God understands that she must trust in the Lord’s righteousness and never her own.

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Immediate Response

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Scripture Text: Galatians 1:15-17 and Romans 3:9-18

What deserves your immediate attention today? God's will? What is God calling you to do today? Something of benefit to your neighbor, your vocation?

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Don’t Hold Back

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Scripture Text: Galatians 1:13-14 and Romans 12:1-2

How much are you required to give to the one who has already given you everything, who wholly loves you? Then again, how much do you want to give?

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Walking Away to God

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Scripture Text: Galatians 1:13-14 and Revelation 2:25–29

Religion, what man thinks he is doing for a god, can trip your up, making you a hater of God and neighbor. Walk away. Walk away to God.

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People Are Stupid

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Scripture Text: Galatians 1:11-12 and Acts 17:10-15

No one is to be trusted at face-value — neither pastor, professor, pope, or bishop. Examine the Scriptures daily to see if what they say is true.

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Glory to God!

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Scripture Text: Galatians 1:11-12 and Luke 2:8-14

One can never ascribe too much glory, goodness, and mercy unto God. But it sure is easy to give man too much glory. This ruins man and insults God.

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At War

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Scripture Text: Galatians 1:11-12 and Galatians 5:16-26

As Luther said, "Every week I preach justification by faith to my people, because every week they forget it," we must read the Word and pray daily.

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A Slippery Slope

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Scripture Text: Galatians 1:11-12 and 1 Corinthians 10:12-13

If you think you stand justified before God because your works are good enough, that you are pious, take heed for you are slipping and about to fall.

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The Latest Thing

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Scripture Text: Galatians 1:11-12 and Ephesians 2:1-10

God loved you before you had the slightest care for him. He does not need your works in order to love you; he requires your continued faith.

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Hearing Things

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Scripture Text: Galatians 1:11-12 and Romans 10:17

Are you hearing things? I hope so, and that what you're hearing is the very Word of God because you're listening there, in the volume of the Book.

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Hear the Cross

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Scripture Text: Galatians 1:6-10 and Revelation 1:3

Truth offends. It is meant to do so, as it exposes sin. Since the inclination of the heart is to sin, then of course, truth will offend human nature.

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Standing Alone

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Scripture Text: Galatians 1:6-9 and Hebrews 4:12-13

Don't trust your subjective feelings. The true and objective way to know God's will and ways is by hearing and reading the Sacred Scriptures.

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The Jerk

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Scripture Text: Galatians 1:6-9 and Luke 8:9-15

God does not love us because we are beautiful or brilliant or talented or wealthy. He just loves us—even without all of the religious stuff.

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