Monthly Archives: January 2020

Unbreakable Grace

Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have the faith of Abraham. He is the … Continue reading

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The End of Circumcision

Is this blessedness only for the circumcised, or also for the uncircumcised? We have been saying that Abraham’s faith was credited to him as righteousness. Under what circumstances was it credited? Was it after he was circumcised, or before? It was … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: January 30, 2020

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Faith Like Abraham’s

What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, discovered in this matter? If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about—but not before God. What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was … Continue reading

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There is another way

Romans 3:21-31 In the first main section of Romans, Paul demonstrates that Mankind is in a perilous situation, for none can be saved through the working of law− unless of course one is perfect. But we are not perfect. Paul’s … Continue reading

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Equality Between Jew and Gentile

What shall we conclude then? Do we have any advantage? Not at all! For we have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under the power of sin. Romans 3:9 We have arrived at Paul’s conclusion of … Continue reading

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Paul debates… himself

  Romans 3:1-8 I really enjoy these passages in which Paul uses a style called “modified diatribe” or as I would say, a rant. In these verses, Paul gets into an argument with himself. To be sure, he is not … Continue reading

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The Wrath of God: Jews (2)

Romans 2:17-29 In these verses, Paul adds a new dimension to the ongoing tension between Gentile and Jew within the church and that new dimension is that being a “Jew” in the New Testament is something quite different that it … Continue reading

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A Roman Lesson

You might have noticed a couple of things that give us insight into God’s workings in our world. Two of these, I thought would make an interesting little discussion. The first of these is the fact that Paul employed a … Continue reading

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The Significance of Rome in Paul’s Day

Many commentators have asserted that since the end of the Second World War, New York City has been the world center of finance and culture, and while this can be argued, it is surely the media capital of much of … Continue reading

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