PEACE FOR A FRACTURED WORLD; Romans Part 71

Paul advances the cause of Christ’s kingdom to a broken divided world by being optimistic, a biblical optimism based on the ancient promises. Christ is the only answer for our world and our nations, let us give ourselves to his cause! Paul, The Apostle to the Gentiles (a) Paul’s People Romans 15:8-12 Now I say thatContinue reading “PEACE FOR A FRACTURED WORLD; Romans Part 71”

THE OLIVE TREE; Romans Part 55

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”

JUSTIFIED, MADE RIGHTEOUS, BY FAITH ALONE; Romans Part 51

Paul’s concern for Israel brings him to the core need that exists not merely among the Jews but among all peoples, the want of righteousness. Only Justification at the bar of God can supply this need. God’s Plan For Israel (h) The Righteousness which is by Faith Romans 10:4-13 In identifying the need of IsraelContinue reading “JUSTIFIED, MADE RIGHTEOUS, BY FAITH ALONE; Romans Part 51”

FREE WILL AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY; Romans Part 49

How many debates and theological discussions have looked for the line between a Sovereign God and a responsible human?  If God decrees can man ever be held accountable for his actions.  In considering the choice and destiny of the Jewish people Paul addresses this most important subject and draws a conclusion which is music toContinue reading “FREE WILL AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY; Romans Part 49”

The Children of Promise; Romans Part 45

God’s Plan For Israel (b) The Children of Promise Romans 9:6-13 Having eloquently articulated his passion for the Jewish people, together with their importance in the economy of God, Paul now moves onto explain their place in the world of the New Testament. This is the era in which we presently live making this expositionContinue reading “The Children of Promise; Romans Part 45”

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”