The Power of the Gospel – Romans 1:17

Romans 1:16-18 are the verses which many say the whole rest of Romans then unpacks.  Romans 1:17, in particular, is often known as Martin Luther’s verse, one upon which much of the reformation focussed.  Yet when we break down the elements of it and study the verse can we really explain what it means? What […]

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Each Christian has to overcome their own fears – fears of being humiliated, fears of being unacceptable, fears of physical persecution, fears of standing out in a crowd. Paul and multitudes of other Christians before you have had to think about it before saying that they are not ashamed of the gospel. Alastair Begg writes […]

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Romans 1:1-17 Longing for Rome

In the 2nd week of our series in the book of Romans, we see Paul longing to go to Rome.  We discover why he has this longing, because of his mission in life given to us in verse 5, to bring about the obedience of faith among all the gentiles for the sake of God’s […]

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2 Timothy 1:8b An invitation to suffer

As far as invitations go, you mightn’t think too much of this one! We like invitations that speak of fellowship, personal advantage, even comfort but an invitation to join someone in suffering, for the gospel, isn’t really that exciting. I can well imagine that young Timothy would think to himself, “I’m not at all sure […]

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