In Romans, chapter 5, while Paul presents some of the benefits of being justified, his real purpose in this chapter is to reveal the assurance of our salvation. This is why he writes in verse 2: "We rejoice in the hope of the glory of God." Our ultimate destiny -- if we are ones who have experienced
The Life of Messiah from a Jewish Perspective. Based on A.T.Robertson's "A Harmony of the Gospels" (Paragraph 83-91).Instruction -- The Death of the King; The Kingdom; Revelation; Transfiguration; Elijah; Faith; Sonship; Humility; Pride.
Today, we will consider Paul's teaching from Romans 7:1-6 and it is a most challenging portion of Scripture. One commentator says of this chapter, "Seldom did Paul write so difficult and so complicated a passage." In it Paul deals with the role and purpose of the law. In chapter 6 Paul told us that
In 1980, Bob Dylan received the Grammy Award for his song, "Gotta Serve Somebody." The chorus of this song, which is repeated seven times, says, "You're gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed, you're gonna have to serve somebody. Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord but you're gonna hav
The Life of Messiah from a Jewish Perspective. Based on A.T.Robertson's "A Harmony of the Gospels" (Paragraph 77-82).Instruction Concerning Defilement; The Reception in Tyre and Sidon, Decapolis, Magadan; Warning Against Rejection; The Confession of Peter.
We continue to explore the book of Romans together by completing chapter 2. At the conclusion of this section Paul states, "A man is not a Jew if he is only one outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. No, a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly, ..." After reading these words some h
We continue to learn from Romans chapter 8. What many commentators understandably refer to as the "greatest chapter in the Bible." We will focus our attention on verses 12-17 taking note of the "marks of a believer." Paul makes reference to four: 1. a new status of adoption by God (vs.15); 2. a new
Consider the marvelous themes Paul presents: 1. There is "now" no condemnation for those in Messiah Yeshua (vs.1); 2. We have been rescued from both sins penalty (vs.1-4), and sins power (vs.5-14); 3. We have become God's very own children (vs.15-17); 4. We will be glorified (vs.18); 5. The Spirit o
The Life of Messiah from a Jewish Perspective. Based on A.T.Robertson's "A Harmony of the Gospels" (Paragraph 71).The Death of the Herald.
We have now concluded the first four chapters of the Book of Romans and the first of four sections of this book. The next section covers chapters 5-8. In the first four chapters Paul has effectively explained the "Good News." He has done this essentially to help those who have not as yet believed it