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”

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!”

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!”

Creation Groans!

Romans 8:19- “ For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.  NKJV There are so many truths in Romans that I sometimes wonder if I should just skip a few of them and move on. Such was my thought as I read verses 18-25 of the 8th chapter.Continue reading “Creation Groans!”

Heirs of God!

Romans 8:16-17- “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.” NKJV A last will and testament is a legal document that expresses how you want your assets to be dividedContinue reading “Heirs of God!”

No Judgment Here!

Romans 8:3- “For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh” NKJV As I have been trying to juggle what I see in the word withContinue reading “No Judgment Here!”

Freedom from the Burden of Sin!

Romans 7:15 – “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” NIV Today, I want to actually delve into my key text. Paul wrote, “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do notContinue reading “Freedom from the Burden of Sin!”

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?”

Good Versus Evil!

Romans 7:5 – “For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.” NKJV I’ve been contemplating this chapter for years, as have many. And for some reason, when I read chapter 7, I walk away with an entirelyContinue reading “Good Versus Evil!”

Fruit to Holiness!

 Romans 6:22- “But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.” NKJV I found something really interesting last night as I was reading through commentaries on the 6th chapter of Romans, that I have not seen before, but I completely agreeContinue reading “Fruit to Holiness!”