Faith and Promises (Romans 4:13-16)

“For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect: Because the law worketh wrath:Continue reading “Faith and Promises (Romans 4:13-16)”

Faith is First (Romans 4:9-12)

“How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe” (Romans 4:10–11, KJV 1900)Continue reading “Faith is First (Romans 4:9-12)”

True Blessedness (Romans 4:1-9)

“. . . Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.” (Romans 4:7–8, KJV 1900) As you look around and see people, you will notice that so many are frustrated and desperately seeking happiness. They search in many placesContinue reading “True Blessedness (Romans 4:1-9)”

No Boasting (Romans 3:27-31)

“Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.” (Romans 3:27, KJV 1900) I taught a Sunday School class on humility one time and I thought I would give an object lesson. I began the teaching by bragging about all the great things I hadContinue reading “No Boasting (Romans 3:27-31)”

Hurdling the Barrier of Self-Sufficiency

As I have been doing, here is a synopsis of chapter two of the book, “Hurdling the Barriers” – to church health and growth. “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6,Continue reading “Hurdling the Barrier of Self-Sufficiency”

The Appeasement (Romans 3:21-26)

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearanceContinue reading “The Appeasement (Romans 3:21-26)”

The Power of the Law (Romans 3:19-20)

“Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law isContinue reading “The Power of the Law (Romans 3:19-20)”

What About the Fallen (Romans 3:10-18)?

“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.” (Romans 3:10–11, KJV 1900) Have you ever considered what happened in the Garden of Eden? In Genesis we read that “God created man in his own image” (Genesis 1:27, KJV 1900). WhenContinue reading “What About the Fallen (Romans 3:10-18)?”

Guardians of Truth (Romans 3:1-8)

“What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.” (Romans 3:1–2, KJV 1900) I would say that few Christians have studied the Old Testament. I have even heard that some think that the Old Testament, the HebrewContinue reading “Guardians of Truth (Romans 3:1-8)”

The Surgeon of the Heart (Rom 2:25-29)

“But a Jew is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter. His praise is not from man but from God.” (Romans 2:29, ESV) The entire premise of is that the condition of the heart of man and the heart of the church is whatContinue reading “The Surgeon of the Heart (Rom 2:25-29)”