If only the Church could learn and employ the true “charisma” the gifts of grace, given by the Holy Ghost our congregations would be future proofed against carnal strife and division. The Characteristics of Christian Behaviour (e) God’s Grace Gifts to his Church Romans 12:6-8 6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is givenContinue reading “God’s Grace Gifts to the Church; Romans Part 62”
A key aspect of this chapter which deals with Christian Behaviour is the teaching concerning the use of our gifts for the benefit of the Church family. Before we can begin using these gifts with success, however, it is necessary that we understand what the Church is.
The Characteristics of Christian Behaviour (c) The Self Awareness of the Christian Mind Romans 12:3 In teaching the Roman Christians how they ought to behave Paul begins with the surrender of the body (v1) before progressing to the dedication of the mind (v2). In so doing, he is laying an important foundation, for practical ChristianContinue reading “CHRISTIAN SELF AWARENESS; Romans Part 60”
The Characteristics of Christian Behaviour (b) The Christian Mind And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Romans 12:2) In developing some principles in relation to Christian behaviour Paul lays downContinue reading “THE CHRISTIAN MINDSET; Romans Part 59”
Sacrifice is the most logical act for any Christian.
Paul uses one word that is a confession of his inadequacy when contemplating God, “Unsearchable”. The Creator of the Universe is the author of every Providence. Appreciating the Sovereign God is the first step in understanding the unfathomable mysteries of life.
God’s Plan For Israel (m) The God Who Does Not Repent Romans 11:25-32 Throughout Romans 9, 10 and 11 Paul has been leading his readers towards the conclusion that God has a future blessing in store for Israel, his ancient people. This conclusion becomes increasingly firm through the course of Romans 11. Using theContinue reading “THE GOD WHO DOES NOT REPENT; Romans Part 56”
There was nothing as common to the people of the east as the olive tree. The olive was a rich source of food and oil and as such provided a steady income for the farmer. Therefore the Apostle lifts up this humble example and uses it to reinforce the truth concerning God’s Plan for Israel.Continue reading “THE OLIVE TREE; Romans Part 55”
This passage reveals the central fact in Bible Prophecy, concerning the years approaching the Lord’s Return. That the Jewish People will collectively embrace Jesus Christ as the Messiah. God’s Plan For Israel (k) The Fall and Restoration of Israel Romans 11:7-15 Finally, after much exposition and expressions of passion concerning Israel, Paul comes now toContinue reading “THE RESTORATION OF ISRAEL; Romans Part 54”
The same God who preserves Israel also preserves his Church. As our western society becomes engulfed by materialism and secularism and as the Church appears to be constantly on the back foot we can easily despair. Yet there is no need, God will preserve his Church in our nation and across Europe. There will alwaysContinue reading “FIVE REASONS WHY GOD PRESERVES HIS PEOPLE; Romans Part 53”