A Plan Gone Awry

A PLAN GONE AWRY “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned – to be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law. Nevertheless, death reigned …Continue reading →

Forgiven And Justified

FORGIVEN AND JUSTIFIED “The words, “it was credited to him” were not written for him alone, but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness – for us who believe in Him who raised our Lord Jesus from the dead. “He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.” Romans 4:23-25. …Continue reading →

Grace Is For All

GRACE IS FOR ALL “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 not after but before! And he received circumcision as a sign, a seal of the …Continue reading →

Faith Is The Key

FAITH IS THE KEY “What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather 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 credited to him as righteousness.” Now to the one who works, wages are not …Continue reading →

Our Generous God

OUR GENEROUS GOD “I do not want you to be unaware, brother and sisters, that I planned many times to come to you (but have been prevented from doing so until now) in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles. I am obligated both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both …Continue reading →

He Will Convince

HE WILL CONVINCE  “But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. When He comes, He will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment; about …Continue reading →

Let The Evidence Speak

LET THE EVIDENCE SPEAK “There was dead silence. No one said a word. With the room quiet, Barnabas and Paul reported matter-of-factly on the miracles and wonders God had done on the other nations through their ministry. The silence deepened. You could hear a pin drop. “James broke the silence. ‘Friends, Simeon has told us the story of how God …Continue reading →