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Suggested Devotional Reading for Tuesday, April 28:
Acts 13:13-25 (click to read online)
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By The Rev. Dr. Paul A. Leggett
Sunday, April 19, 2015 · Gospel Service
Series: Facing Jesus
Text: Luke 17:11-19
To suffer from leprosy in biblical times was tantamount to a death sentence. Lepers were segregated from the general population and, according to the law, had to wear torn clothes and cry out, “Unclean, unclean,” in effect warning others to keep away. Samaritans were regarded as corrupters of the faith of Israel to the point of having accepted pagan gods into their temple. To the Jews in Jerusalem the word “Samaritan” was virtually synonymous with “demon” (John 8:48). Jesus is approached by a group of ten lepers crying for mercy. All receive mercy but one in particular, a Samaritan, fully demonstrates faith. The ultimate expression of faith is gratitude. To offer thanks to God is to acknowledge our dependence on Him. This gratitude needs to be the basis for our life in Christ.
Read The Epistle to the Ephesians using study guides prepared by Paul Leggett.
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The Epistle to the Ephesians
April 15, 2015
There is no more central concept in all the New Testament than that of grace. Grace as it is often said is God’s mercy and forgiveness apart from any merit on our part. Paul both expounds and defends this view through many of his epistles including the Letter to the Ephesians. The opposite of grace is not sin. Rather the opposite of grace is works as defined by the law.