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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Paul urges Timothy to continue to remind those he ministers to of the truths of the Christian faith and about the gospel. Remembering God and his dealings with us is an essential part of the Christian life because we tent to lose information so easily.
In this sermon we take a brief look at the most well-known of all biblical texts. The Gospel is clearly defined and declared in these verses but the consequences for unbelief are also clearly defined.
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 […]