Romans 4:13 – 25

What Paul is saying here is that faith and the law are opposites and if a person chooses one he or she has in actual fact rejected the other. It is impossible to be saved by both works and faith at the same time. Putting it another way. If you are depending on the law […]

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Paul in this passage answer the likely objections of his readers who might point to their Father Abraham and ask how then was he saved? Surely by his works, his flesh? Without the law, which could not have saved him anyway and because Jesus had not come yet – how could he be saved? Paul […]

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1. “R” stands for “Righteousness.” 2. “P” stands for “Propitiation”. 3. “F” stands for “faith”. 4. “B” stands for “Boasting”. • We human beings need “a righteousness” apart from the law. A righteousness that doesn’t depend on our flawed efforts. That is what is so wonderful about the salvation Paul is talking about it. It […]

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Habakkuk 3 From fear to faith

Looking at the final chapter of Habakkuk, we find a very different man from the one we met at the beginning. A man complaining to God, wondering why God wouldn’t answer his prayers for the things he wanted God to do; a man who then wonders whether God really cares about his people and who […]

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Habakkuk 1 What is Going On?

Looking around him, Habakkuk is led to cry out to God asking, “What is going on?” He sees the lives of the people of God walking in idolatry and far from him. Then when God says what he is going to do about it, Habakkuk has occasion to ask again, “What is going on?” The […]

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