The Circumcision of Christ

Text: Colossians 2:11-14 Circumcision was a sign of the covenant between God and His people beginning with Abraham. In the first century, there was controversy over whether it was to be bound upon Gentile Christians. It is still practiced today, but is not required by God. It has been replaced with something else. Circumcision was a type […]

The Gospel of Freedom

Text: Galatians 4:21-5:26 This is the fifth of six lessons examining the gospel from the book of Galatians. This lesson will focus on the gospel as a message of freedom. The Announcement You are children of the free woman (Galatians 4:31) – analogy of Abraham’s two sons (Galatians 4:21-30); because of this freedom, we have the promise (Galatians 4:24-26, 28); promise […]

Joshua Circumcised the People

Text: Joshua 5:2-9 Just after crossing the Jordan River into the promised land, Joshua was told to circumcise the people. Why was this to be done? And what lessons can we learn from it that would apply today? The Circumcision of the Israelites Done after crossing the Jordan (Joshua 3), but before the conquest of […]