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Galatians 5:16-23 teaches that at any moment we are either walking by the Holy Spirit or according to the sin nature. Walking by the Spirit, enjoying fellowship with God, walking in the light are virtually synonymous. During these times, the Holy Spirit is working in us to illuminate our minds to the truth of Scripture and to challenge us to apply what we learn. But when we sin, we begin to live based on the sin nature. Our works do not count for eternity. The only way to recover is to confess (admit, acknowledge) our sin to God the Father and we are instantly forgiven, cleansed, and recover our spiritual walk (1 John 1:9). Please make sure you are walking by the Spirit before you begin your Bible study, so it will be spiritually profitable.

Thursday, June 29, 2023

45 - The Rabbis and the Memra

Philippians 2:5-11 by Robert Dean

Have you ever tried to share the gospel with a Jewish friend and found that they have trouble understanding the Godhead and believe that there is only one divine Person? Listen to this message to learn about a time during the period between the end of the Old Testament and the coming of Christ when Jewish rabbis wrote a number of Targums, or commentaries, about the word Memra throughout the Old Testament and showed that it referred to two distinct divine Persons. Hear how rabbis later reversed these teachings after the Apostle John used the Greek word LOGOS to refer to Jesus.

The handout Dr. Dean referenced during this lesson is available in the Text: notes link.

Series:Philippians (2022)
Duration:1 hr 6 mins 34 secs