Sunday Review, October 7, 2012
We are continuing to grow as we studied Galatians 2:11-21 (you can listen to the message here: http://sermon.net/deniliojgorena/sermonid/1199843122). In it Paul describes a conflict between he and Peter the apostle concerning the unity between Jewish and Gentile Christians. Peter apparently would eat and fellowship with Gentiles until some Jewish brethren came from Jerusalem. At their coming, Peter began to distance himself from the Gentile brethren and was falling into the trap of being a part of the “party of the circumcision.” Paul fronted Peter and spoke of how the Gospel of Jesus Christ is for both Jews and Greeks. The way he stated it in Romans 1:16, the Gospel is “for the Jew first, and also to the Gentiles.” In other words, there is no difference between Jews and Gentiles when it comes to salvation in Jesus Christ. Both are sinners, both need the Savior, and both are translated from the domain of darkness to the kingdom of Light.
We also dealt with the introduction to the Book of Exodus. After finishing Genesis last week, my thoughts simply took me to the next book to begin a series. The series through Genesis was simply working our way through it verse-by-verse and chapter-by chapter. We will continue to preach this way through the Book of Exodus. The introduction to Exodus basically told us who wrote the Book, what was the purpose and theme of the Book, and how Christ is typed in the Book. The study itself will be beneficial as we discover that the Exodus account itself only covers a few chapters in the Book (cf. 13-15). The rest of the Book deals with how God sets us a theocracy over His people Israel.