Not Reason Enough!

Mark 3: 1-2 “And He entered the synagogue again, and a man was there who had a withered hand. So they watched Him closely, whether He would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse Him.” We’re closing chapter 2 of the book of Mark and beginning chapter 3. It is the Sabbath. Continue reading “Not Reason Enough!”

The Olive Tree

Romans 11:11-12- “I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles. Now if their fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness!” NKJV  In Romans chapters 9 through 11, we have been looking at the stateContinue reading “The Olive Tree”

I’m the Only One!

 Romans 11: 3-4 -“Lord, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life”? But what does the divine response say to him? “I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” We’re in chapter 11 of the book ofContinue reading “I’m the Only One!”

Zeal Doesn’t Equate Truth!

Romans 10: 2- “For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.” NKJV Paul spends a lot of time in Romans addressing Jewish beliefs that should have led to Jesus, but only led to the keeping of the Law. His heart was burdened for the Jewish nation, asContinue reading “Zeal Doesn’t Equate Truth!”

Rock of Offense

Romans 9:30-31- “What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness of faith; but Israel, pursuing the law of righteousness, has not attained to the law of righteousness.” NKJV Can I just be honest and say that a lot is going on in this chapter. I don’t mean to overlook verses,Continue reading “Rock of Offense”

Jesus, Lord of All!

Romans 9:5- “Of whom are the fathers, and from whom is the Christ according-to the flesh, the One being over all, God, blessed forever, amen.” DLNT I want to dive into our key text today, using for our subject, the Lordship of Jesus Christ!  …According to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen. Romans 9:5 NKJV This statement of Paul’s follow aContinue reading “Jesus, Lord of All!”

Is the Law Sin?

Romans 7:7 – What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, “You shall not covet.” In verse 4 of chapter 7, Paul tells the believers in the Roman church that theyContinue reading “Is the Law Sin?”

Circumcision or Faith?

Romans 4:11- And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also” NKJV Paul has spent a lot of timeContinue reading “Circumcision or Faith?”

The Advantage of Being a Jew!

Romans 3:1-2 “What advantage then has the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision? Much in every way! Chiefly because to them were committed the oracles of God.” NKJV Last summer, I had the pleasure of visiting the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. I was fascinated with the museum. There are exhibits that “bring to life” someContinue reading “The Advantage of Being a Jew!”

The Real Jew!

Romans 2: 28-29- “For the real Jew is not merely Jewish outwardly: true circumcision is not only external and physical. On the contrary, the real Jew is one inwardly; and true circumcision is of the heart, spiritual not literal; so that his praise comes not from other people but from God.” CJB During the Second WorldContinue reading “The Real Jew!”