Acts 28:17-31 – They will Listen

In this final chapter of Acts, we discover that all roads lead to Rome. Paul finally reaches Rome, as God had promised. But the path of Paul’s life to get there was windy at best. Sometimes our lives don’t go the way we might have hoped or planned. But if they are lived as if […]

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Galatians 2:1-16 Walk the Line

Do you ever say one thing and then do another? Paul opposes Peter in this passage because Peter, being convinced and convicted of the truth of the gospel, yet acts in such a way as to deny that truth. Peter was not acting in line with the gospel, but hypocritically, out of fear and consequently […]

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Acts 15:1-35 “How do you get in?”

How does someone become a Christian? How do they ‘get in’ to the family of God, into the kingdom of God? What is it that makes someone a genuine Christain we might ask? Acts 15:1-35 sees this question considered and decided upon. Some Jews believed that circumcision was required along with faith in Jesus. Others […]

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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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