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On this page, you will find links to the audio recordings of our Sunday morning sessions. To listen to a session, just click the title. If you would like to save the file to your computer, right click on the link and choose “Save Target As” (or some such thing depending upon your browser). If you have any questions about Sunday School or are having any problems with playing and/or saving the files contact me at jtedblakley@gmail.com.

 

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Paul’s Letter to the Galatians

 

 

 

2012 June 10

Introduction to Galatians

Galatians

 

 

 

2012 June 10

Galatians Read Aloud (about 18 minutes)

Galatians

 

 

 

2012 June 17

Galatians 1:1–2:14

Galatians 1–2

 

 

 

2012 June 24

Galatians 2:11–21

Galatians 2:15–16

 

In this session, we focused upon Genesis 2:15–16, specifically on the nature of faith according to Paul. We discussed the difference in meaning between the translations “faith in Christ” and the “faithfulness of Christ,” as in:

 

“FAITH IN CHRIST”

We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; 

yet we know that a person is justified

         not by the works of the law

         but through faith in Jesus Christ. 

And we have come to believe in Christ Jesus,

so that we might be justified

         by faith in Christ, and

         not by doing the works of the law,

because no one will be justified by the works of the law.

 

“FAITHFULNESS OF CHRIST”

We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; 

yet we know that a person is justified

         not by the works of the law

         but through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ. 

And we have come to believe in Christ Jesus,

so that we might be justified

         by the faithfulness of Christ, and

         not by            the works of the law,

because no one will be justified by the works of the law.

 

 

Paul’s Letter to the Philippians

 

 

 

2008 July 13*

The Nature and Character of God’s Power

Phil 2

 

 

 

2008 July 20

The Self-Emptying Nature of God

Phil 2

 

 

 

The Revelation to John

 

 

 

 

2008 Aug 3

To the One Who Conquers:  The Nature of Christian Conquering

Phil 2; Rev 1–3

 

 

 

2008 Aug 10*

The One Who Sits Upon the Throne

Rev 4

 

 

 

2008 Aug 17

The Lamb Who Was Slaughtered

Rev 5

 

 

 

2008 Aug 24

The Lion as the Lamb

Rev 5:5–6

 

 

 

2008 Aug 31

The Lamb’s Army: An Army of Martyrs

Rev 7, 12, 14

 

 

 

2008 Oct 5

The Contents of the Scroll Revealed

Various

 

   "I refuse to accept the cynical notion that nation after nation must spiral down a militaristic stairway into the hell of thermonuclear destruction. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil trium-phant."

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

 

 

2008 Oct 12

Off Topic — Miscellaneous

 

 

• Matthew 22:1–14, The Parable of the Wedding Banquet

• Redemptive Suffering

• Bearing One Another’s Burdens

 

 

 

 

The Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5–7

 

 

 

 

2008 Nov 2*

The Sermon on the Mount*

Matt 5–7

 

 

 

2008 Nov 9

The Kingdom of Heaven (or, The Empire of God)

Various

 

• a present reality, not simply or even primarily a future place or reality

• an offensive reality, versus a defensive reality

• a corrupting influence, subverting and overthrowing the empires of Caesar and Satan

• a hidden reality, that does not lend itself to the naked eye or to the typical ways of perceiving reality

 

 

 

2008 Nov 16

Question and Answer Session

Various

 

• the nature of the kingdom

• parenting

the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees