Christ in Our Place

Romans 5:8- But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. NKJV There is something incredibly humbling to realize that Jesus’ death on the cross was not an act of violence, but an act of love! As impossible as it may seem, although He did itContinue reading “Christ in Our Place”

Triumph by Faith!

Romans 5:1-2 “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,  through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Paul has spent a great deal of time in this letter addressing righteousness by faith rather than by works.Continue reading “Triumph by Faith!”

Faith in Operation!

Romans 4:17- “(As it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did” NKJV Paul continues his argument, defending the truth that Abraham was a man of faith, and didContinue reading “Faith in Operation!”

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?”

His Credit is Good!

Romans 4:3- “For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” NKJV Paul concludes chapter 3, as we would reference this part of the letter, with these words: “Since there is one God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith. Do we then make void the law throughContinue reading “His Credit is Good!”

The Revelation of Sin!

Romans 3: 20- “Now do you see it? No one can ever be made right in God’s sight by doing what the law commands. For the more we know of God’s laws, the clearer it becomes that we aren’t obeying them; his laws serve only to make us see that we are sinners.” TLB AdamContinue reading “The Revelation of Sin!”

God’s Integrity!

Romans 3:3-4- “What if some were unfaithful? Will their unfaithfulness nullify God’s faithfulness? Not at all! Let God be true, and every human being a liar. As it is written: “So that you may be proved right when you speak and prevail when you judge.” NIV We have already discussed that God is righteous in all that He does.Continue reading “God’s Integrity!”

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!”

Fake News!

Romans 2:24 – ‘For “the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you,” as it is written.’ Paul handles so many topics in his introduction to the Romans. In just two chapters we have already discussed judgment, the righteousness of God, being judgmental, sin, not being good enough, and being without excuse, to name aContinue reading “Fake News!”