This week’s message continues to look at the benefits and blessings we have as a result of our justification. Paul also uses these blessings as evidence of the assurance of salvation that we have. There is, therefore, assurance of salvation through trials, through God’s love for us and because we have been reconciled and justified.
Jesus said this at the end of his encounter with Zacchaeus, “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the Lost.” This summation by Jesus provides us with a real insight into the life and character of Zacchaeus. He was someone who was lost. We might all smile about a short […]
A person could be tempted to think that because of their background or history that God might judge them differently to others. Paul goes out of his way to say that God judges us by what we do. This is of course something that needs to be explained because I am not talking about salvation […]
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 […]
C.S. Lewis said, “The central miracle asserted by Christians is the incarnation. They say that God became man. Every other miracle prepares for this, or exhibits this, or results from this.” We look at the prophecy of Zechariah following the birth of John the Baptist to help us see that the incarnation of Jesus should […]
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 […]
The next Judge of Israel after Ehud is Deborah. Yet she has a commander, Barak who defeats the enemy and yet another woman Jael will be the one who ultimately gets the honour for the victory. In this first part of the message, we look at the faith of Barak, the rut of sin and […]