Our journey through Romans is coming to an end, and I hope you have learned to embrace God’s grace towards you and been challenged to extend it to others. Be encouraged with Paul’s parting words.Read More
The Bible is anything but dry. Bible study should never be merely about gaining head knowledge but all about changing our lives for the better.
Paul has explained the gospel to us in depth. Now, he encourages us to put it into action. So, how do we put “justification by faith” into action?Read More
Are you awed by the incredible news of the gospel after reading the book of Romans up until now? How can our hearts not be soaring with excitement over the freedom we have in Christ?
Yet, Paul seems to anticipate a different reaction from his audience. He expects them to still be stuck on this question, “What good is it to be a descendant of Abraham?” Doesn't their status as a Jew or an Israelite mean anything anymore? The Jews had been God's favored people for so long. How can the playing field be completely level now? How can faith be accessible to both Jews and Gentiles alike all of a sudden? This just did not seem fair to them.Read More
The gospel is freeing. It tells us that God's grace will always be bigger than our mistakes. We have savored that fact over the last few weeks. We left off with this question: What is the conclusion of all this for our lives going forward? Shall we go on sinning so that God can show Himself even more gracious?
Chapter 6 starts with this question. Paul immediately gives us a resounding “no”! Of course, we should not set out to sin more than our sinful selves will naturally do. We have committed our lives to Christ and His standards. While obedience to Him does not earn our salvation, it certainly should be an outworking of it.Read More
Our God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He does not change. He is never surprised by anything, and His promises hold true from beginning to end.
It is a common misconception that God was different in the Old Testament than in the New, or that salvation was obtained differently then compared to now. The truth is that God planned to send Jesus to save us from day one.Read More
“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jews, then to the Gentiles.”
Paul is not ashamed of the gospel. In fact, it is his whole reason for writing and his driving force for traveling and ministering to people he otherwise never would have met or loved.Read More
Discover the good news of the gospel with new excitement when you study through the book of Romans with us. Paul explains why salvation by faith for all should change the way we extend grace to ourselves and others.Read More