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”

Confession Time!

 Romans 10:9 – That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” NKJV When you think of the word, “confession”, what comes to your mind? Is it the confessional booth in a cathedral? Maybe it means getting caught,Continue reading “Confession Time!”

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!”

If God Be For You!

Romans 8:-31 “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” NKJV Paul began this chapter addressing life in the Spirit and life in the flesh. He warned us that a carnal life was no life at all, while true life was found in being led by the Spirit of God!Continue reading “If God Be For You!”

You’re Invited!

 Romans 8:28-“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” The concept of all things working out for our good isn’t always an easy concept to accept or to live by. For those who believe that the Sovereignty of God means thatContinue reading “You’re Invited!”

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!”

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!”

Dead to Sin!

 Romans 6: 12-13- Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself toContinue reading “Dead to Sin!”

Adam and Christ!

Romans 5:19 – “For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.” Life and death have co-existed since the days of Adam. After the serpent did a number on them, they experienced death for the first time; but ever since that day, it isContinue reading “Adam and Christ!”