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Question: Would you enjoy seeing in-depth Bible study of various portions of Scripture on Christians Unite?
Yes - Very Interested. - 9 (90%)
Yes - Somewhat Interested. - 1 (10%)
Maybe If I Was Bored. - 0 (0%)
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« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2003, 04:39:14 AM »

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First, I see the posting participants of the Bible study as Christians only. I don't think it would be right to allow trolls to ruin our first and hopefully continued effort to do in-depth Bible studies.
  I would agree with this, I belive we all have seen the damage that trolls can do.

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Second, I'm hoping we can have agreement before we start that differing opinions will not be an acceptable excuse for failure. Hopefully, we could discuss any differences in a very gentle manner.

      Good idea I accept this agreement.

     You said earlyer that some of us may have long hours .
                 I work 10-12 hr a day for 4 days then off for 4 days, or rather nights 6 pm till 4 or 6 am.
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« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2003, 05:10:21 PM »

Yep, I'd be very very interested - count me in.
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« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2003, 01:00:58 AM »

Oklahoma Howdy to All,

Things are looking good. We should be off and rolling in a couple of days. I must apologize for a delay on my part. My elderly mother has been ill, and we had to check her into the hospital today. The initial tests indicates the flu and dehydration, so she should be better soon. However, things like this can lead to pneumonia fairly easy for someone up in their 80s. I would really appreciate it if you would add her to your prayers for the next several days.

For those wishing to participate, it would be good to read Galatians before we start. It is a relatively small Epistle, but it is packed with fascinating truths about the pure Gospel of the Grace of God. It is also quite Biblical to call this the Gospel of Uncircumcision, making a clear distinction between The Law and Grace.

If there are any late ideas or comments, please post them here. We will probably have an area specifically for Bible Study only soon.

Love In Christ,
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« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2003, 03:32:03 AM »

Praying for her Tom!  God is good isn't He?  We had a lady at our church who is pregnant.  About a month ago she went to the doctor and found out that her placenta (not sure if I've got this part right) had a leak in it.  The fluid necessary for the babies development was gone.  They sent her home to miscarry.  We have a prayer chain at our church, so the deacons got on the phone and started everybody praying.  Now, a month later, the doc says that a normal amount of fluid is about 10 centimeters.  She has 12.  Is God good or what?  He's in control and that's what's most comforting.  What's more, He wants to hear our concerns.  So I'm putting those concerns up there brother!
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« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2003, 04:36:30 AM »

Oklahoma Howdy to Allinall,

THANKS BROTHER!, I really appreciate your prayers. YES!, God is good to us. My mother is widowed, but God has granted her the health and determination to volunteer in surgicare at a local hospital over 50 hours a week. Nobody can tell she was a minister's wife for 60 years. She absolutely loves it and carries her Bible with her every day. She sings and reads to people going into and coming out of surgery. I don't know what would happen if her health was not sufficient to continue. The hospital simply told her to do whatever God convicted her to do with people of all ages. It makes her so happy that I have to make an appointment just about to see her. She makes me understand the real joy and satisfaction a mature Christian can have. I'm praying that God lets her continue past 100, and many in her family did just that.

Thanks for your kindness and prayers.

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« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2003, 04:16:07 AM »

Brief Overview of Galatians

Galatians was written by the Apostle Paul, probably between 54 and 56 a.d., to the numerous churches in Galatia that he founded. Prior to Paul's ministry, the people of Galatia were primarily descendants of Gauls and considered to be Gentiles, heathen worshipers of false gods. It is important to note there were also Jewish converts to Christianity mixed in among the congregations. The churches were spread throughout a District of the Roman Empire called Galatia in the interior of the great peninsula known as Asia Minor. Most of the people in Galatia spoke Greek and Gaulish.

It is apparent that the Apostle Paul founded these churches firmly in the Gospel of Uncircumcision. Today, we would refer to his teaching as the pure Gospel of God's Grace, a doctrine where men are justified by faith alone and not by the deeds of Mosaic Law. The history of this time clearly indicates that many taught other doctrines, some completely Jewish and others with Jewish doctrine mixed in. This was also a time of persecution of Christians, an effort to maintain many of the Jewish ceremonial customs, and a reluctance to deviate from Mosaic Law.

The churches of Galatia were corrupted by Jewish emissaries from other churches. Some claimed that Paul was not an Apostle and had no direct knowledge of Christ. Some claimed that Paul was simply a student of other men and questions of faith should be directed to the Mother Church in Jerusalem, specifically the pillars of the church, James, Peter, and John, Apostles of the Circumcision. The Bible makes it very clear that many portions of the Gospel of God's Grace were revealed only to the Apostle Paul. As a result, there was disagreement between Paul and some of the other Apostles, including James, John, and Peter. Paul was placed in the difficult position of instructing the other Apostles and even correcting some of them, specifically Peter. It is important to note that ONLY Paul was the Apostle of the Uncircumcision, and the other Apostles were of the Circumcision. Clinging to Judaism and corrupting the pure Gospel of the Grace of God eventually made necessary the Council at Jerusalem to address false teaching (See Acts 15:5-30).

The primary purpose of Galatians was to address the falling away from Grace to the former bondage of The Law. This was a corruption of the Gospel of God's Grace Paul worked so long and hard to establish in the churches of Galatia. Part of Galatians can be easily viewed as a raging conflict between Paul and Judaising Christians and Jews in drawing many people from the Churches of Galatia back to The Mosaic Law, Jewish customs, Jewish ceremonies, and away from the pure Gospel of God's Grace. The reaction of the Apostle Paul was much more than simple disappointment. It is clear that the Apostle Paul was indignant and bitter about the corruption of the Churches in Galatia.

Chapters One and Two of Galatians primarily address the Apostle Paul's independence and authority as an Apostle and the Divine origin of the Gospel he taught.

Chapters Three and Four of Galatians primarily address the truth of the Gospel taught by the Apostle Paul. Paul clearly defends and justifies the pure Gospel of the Grace of God

Chapters Five and Six primarily address moral consequences between living under the doctrine of Law as opposed to Grace.

One dominant theme throughout Galatians regards the liberty and duties of Christians under the pure Gospel of the Grace of God, the right use of Christian freedoms, and the folly of the Galatians in subjecting themselves again to the Law. Paul also gave instructions and exhortations for Christian conduct in the short six chapters of Galatians.

It is important to note that Galatians addresses many ancient conflicts between The Law and Grace that continue to this day. As an obvious result, Galatians remains a key to defining the pure Gospel of the Grace of God as it applies to God's children after the crucifixion of Jesus on the cross. Galatians is viewed to be one of the most important portions of the Bible because it does so clearly and appropriately address what is the pure Gospel of the Grace of God and what is not. Galatians will always remain one of the key portions of the Bible for people who wish to fully understand what changed at the cross of Jesus.

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I realize this is very brief, but it should be enough to get everyone thinking about our study. Again, I apologize for being delayed some, but my mother is doing much better.

List any comments you many have, and we'll get this started.

Love In Christ,
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« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2003, 05:05:11 AM »

Brief Overview of Galatians

AMEN! Great Overview Brother

Galatians will always remain one of the key portions of the Bible for people who wish to fully understand what changed at the cross of Jesus.

And AMEN!

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« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2003, 09:38:58 PM »

Oklahoma Howdy to All,

We now have a special area for Bible Study only. I'm going to repost the Galatians Overview there and see if we can get our Bible Study going.

I think it is important for all of us to try to make this work. I would appreciate any assistance you can give to help make it work. I think the key will be gentle kindness in any disagreement. If we are able to do this, there is no reason why the Bible Study area can't be a popular and permanent portion of Christians Unite.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2003, 09:37:57 AM »


Yes, bep, time in the Word is critical.

I was thinking maybe those who aren't "kindly" or "gently", could go to like a "jail", as a special area.  ( Grin)

Maybe we could call it the "Mayberry Jail", or the "Barney Fife Jail", or something like that.  (I started a thread on it under the Suggestions area...).
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Yes, bep, time in the Word is critical.

I was thinking maybe those who aren't "kindly" or "gently", could go to like a "jail", as a special area.  ( Grin)

Maybe we could call it the "Mayberry Jail", or the "Barney Fife Jail", or something like that.  (I started a thread on it under the Suggestions area...).

Oklahoma Howdy to Symphony,

 Cheesy  Kind of like a virtual jail. I must have missed this thread, and I'll certainly go read it. We have our Galatians Study going pretty well, and I've been busy studying and preparing some materials that I hope will honor and please Almighty God.

 Cheesy  Do we have a volunteer to run the virtual Mayberry Jail?

THANKS!, I needed that grin. That show always brings back many happy memories since it was one of my dad's favorite shows. It always made him laugh, even after he got really sick.

Love In Christ,
Tom
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« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2003, 05:11:44 AM »

Your Study on Galatians is good Bro, I read it Daily, I will be joining in next week, I hope

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« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2003, 06:55:03 AM »

Your Study on Galatians is good Bro, I read it Daily, I will be joining in next week, I hope

Brother Love Smiley

Oklahoma Howdy to Brother Love,

Great, I'll be looking forward to it. I find that I'm a little bit slower these days on Bible study, and it takes longer to put things together. I think that may be because I'm finally over 25 now. I'm sure that Tibby would tell you that anyone over the age of 25 is over the hill. However, Tibby knows that I'm working on the 3rd hill.   Grin

In Christ,
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