THE NEW TESTAMENT JEW; Romans Part 11

    For All Have Sinned (f) The New Testament Jew Romans 2:25-29 In this 2nd Chapter of Romans Paul is concerned with proving that the Jews, as well as the Gentiles, were under sin and in need of the Gospel of Christ. From v17-24 he deals with the Jewish excuse that they were superior toContinue reading “THE NEW TESTAMENT JEW; Romans Part 11”

A BOOK WE CAN TRUST PART 12; In this final study we examine Acts, The Blueprint for the Church

Acts; God’s Blueprint for the Christian Church Key Texts: 1:8 The Title The English title for the this book, “The Acts of the Apostles”, although very ancient is not inspired. While this name is in many respects quite appropriate it is an imperfect representation of the content of Luke’s volume. Throughout the narrative the apostlesContinue reading “A BOOK WE CAN TRUST PART 12; In this final study we examine Acts, The Blueprint for the Church”

A BOOK WE CAN TRUST PART 11

John; The Gospel of the Son of God Key Texts: Theme – 1:1; Purpose – John 20:31 The Author There is evidence from Church History that John was the author of the fourth Gospel. The clearest is the testimony of Ireneas who wrote in the second half of the 2nd Century. His witness is important becauseContinue reading “A BOOK WE CAN TRUST PART 11”

SIN IS THE TRANSGRESSION OF THE LAW; Romans Part 10

All Have Sinned (e) Sin is a Transgression  of the Law Romans 2:17-24 The title of this study is based upon the answer to the 14th question in   the  Shorter  Catechism,   “What  is  sin?…Sin  is  any  want  of conformity  unto,  or  transgression  of,  the  law  of  God.”    It  is  to  be expected  that  in  this Continue reading “SIN IS THE TRANSGRESSION OF THE LAW; Romans Part 10”

A BOOK WE CAN TRUST CAN TRUST PART 10

Luke; The Tenderness of the Man Christ Jesus Key Text: 19:41 Luke’s Prologue The opening four verses of Luke’s Gospel contain one sentence, which is essentially Luke’s introduction to his account of Christ’s life. This sentence is recognised by scholars as being the work of a educated writer well versed in the Greek language. ItContinue reading “A BOOK WE CAN TRUST CAN TRUST PART 10”

THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGEMENT OF GOD, Romans Part 9

For All Have Sinned (e) The Righteous Judgement of God Romans 2:5-16 In this chapter which focuses upon the spiritual needs of the Jewish people Paul supplies teaching regarding the “the righteous judgement of God” (v5).  His immediate intention was to show the Jews that although they judged others and regarded themselves as a spiritually superiorContinue reading “THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGEMENT OF GOD, Romans Part 9”

THE GOD DESPISERS, Romans Part 8

Part 8 For All Have Sinned (d) The God Despisers Romans 2:1-4 In presenting his argument that the world’s depravity renders the Gospel absolutely necessary, Paul now turns his attention away from the pagan Romans to the religious Jews. While ch2v1 does not specifically state that it is the Jews he has in mind v17Continue reading “THE GOD DESPISERS, Romans Part 8”

A BOOK WE CAN TRUST PART 9

Luke; The Beloved Physician This study will focus upon Luke’s biography, some of which we glean from Biblical history and some of which we learn from the uninspired accounts of early Christian history. It is important that we take time to think about this prominent figure in the annals of the early Church. He is important byContinue reading “A BOOK WE CAN TRUST PART 9”

A BOOK WE CAN TRUST PART 8

Mark; The Work of the Servant Key Text: 10:45 Mark’s Place as the Author Assured As with Matthew, there is nowhere within this, the briefest of the Gospel records, which confirms that Mark indeed was the author. Likewise, however, as with Matthew there has been no dispute over the authorship since the earliest days ofContinue reading “A BOOK WE CAN TRUST PART 8”

A BOOK WE CAN TRUST PART 7

Matthew; The Voice of the King Key Verse: Matthew 2:2 The Author and His Peculiarities It has long been beyond all doubt that Matthew, the disciple of Christ, was the author of this Gospel, even though there is no claim in the narrative that this was the case. Early Christian writers who had connections withContinue reading “A BOOK WE CAN TRUST PART 7”