Unsung Hero-Mordecai’s Story

Esther 6: 3-4- “What reward did we ever give Mordecai for this?” the king asked. His courtiers replied, “Nothing!” “Who is on duty in the outer court?” the king inquired. As it happened, Haman had just arrived in the palace’s outer court to ask the king to hang Mordecai from the gallows he was building.Continue reading “Unsung Hero-Mordecai’s Story”

A Time Of Remembrance!

Luke 22:19 – And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. KJV We call it the Last Supper, but for Jesus and His disciples, it was the Passover where they ate the sederContinue reading “A Time Of Remembrance!”

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?”