8: DEUTERONOMY; The Repetition of the Law

Moses taught that the law should be kept in spirit as well as deed and that it applied to every area of life. For this reason Deuteronomy throbs with practical spirit and vital principles which continue to be relevant for the Church in this 21st Century. Deuteronomy – The Repetition of the Law Key Verses –Continue reading “8: DEUTERONOMY; The Repetition of the Law”

LEVITICUS – The Law of the Priests

The view of God’s grace, which Leviticus presents, introduces us to the glory of Christ in his sacrificial and intercessory work as our High Priest. For this reason He is the central character in Leviticus with the core theme being atonement. 6 Leviticus – The Law of the Priests Key Verse – 20:7 Sanctify yourselvesContinue reading “LEVITICUS – The Law of the Priests”

3: THE PENTATEUCH; The Five Books of Moses

The five books of Moses rank alongside the Gospels as the two most important sub-sections of the Bible…the Pentateuch lays down the material upon which not only the Old Testament but the entire Bible is erected.

PRAISING AND PRAYING DURING A NATIONAL CRISIS; Psalm 9

The sovereignty of God is our greatest encouragement when facing trouble and disaster. Nothing is spiralling out of control. God’s rule is never in chaos. This is true of our lives personally as well as of the course of nations.

NO CONDEMNATION:Romans Part 34

Justification and Assurance (b) No Condemnation   The sinner is on God’s death row.  We need to be emancipated, set free.  No Condemnation. Romans 8:1-4 In commencing this great chapter on assurance Paul leads us once again into the heart of the Gospel, which he does so frequently throughout this epistle. The opening verse isContinue reading “NO CONDEMNATION:Romans Part 34”

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE LAW AND SIN; Romans Part 30

Sanctification and Freedom from Law (b) The Relationship between Law and Sin “Preparing the heart for God’s amazing grace” Romans 7:7-13 In this chapter Paul’s purpose is to help us understand the law of God so that we would be assisted in the work of sanctification. The first section of this chapter examines the freedomContinue reading “THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE LAW AND SIN; Romans Part 30”

FREEDOM FROM THE LAW’S BONDAGE: Romans Part 29

Sanctification is about union with our Christ, not our slavish obedience to ethical codes and moral concepts. Many follow rules only to twist or break them completely. It is only union with Christ that creates the new life. Better to be married to Christ than married to law.

ALL UNDER SIN; Romans Part 14

For All Have Sinned (i) All Under Sin Romans 3:9-20 In this final study of the first major section of his epistle Paul sums up his arguments relating to the sinfulness endemic in humanity. Having expounded the depravity of the Gentiles and having delineated the wickedness of the Jews, he brings all of his arguments togetherContinue reading “ALL UNDER SIN; Romans Part 14”