NEW YEAR AMBITIONS?

“Let us begin the year with solemn reflection…with self inspection…with personal dedication… with fresh concern to be useful. Time, this short, this uncertain, this all important time, upon every instant of which eternity depends, will not allow of our trifling away any of its moments. Gather up its fragments that nothing be lost” William Jay’sContinue reading “NEW YEAR AMBITIONS?”

THE SPIRIT OF HOLINESS; The Doctrine of the Trinity (19)

The term sanctification means to be set apart for God. Sanctification is the ongoing process of dying unto sin and living unto righteousness…People progressing in Sanctification are being changed in their hearts by the Holy Ghost into the likeness of Christ.

PSALM 1 – THE BLESSED MAN

PSALM 1: THE BLESSED MAN From a devotional perspective, there is no book quite like the Psalms. Through praise and prayer the writer often captures the innermost feelings of the heart and soul. Although we have become more modern as a people, the thoughts and feelings of the human consciousness remain the same; teaching usContinue reading “PSALM 1 – THE BLESSED MAN”

TO BE LIKE JESUS; Romans Part 40

Justification and Assurance (g) If God Be For Us Who Can Be Against Us Conformed to the Image of His Son Romans 8:29-30 In our last study we commenced the final section of Romans 8, which runs from v28 to v39. I suggested that the words of v31 are a fitting title for these verses,Continue reading “TO BE LIKE JESUS; Romans Part 40”

THE BATTLE WITH SIN AND ASSURANCE; Romans Part 35

If you are like me you experience struggles with sin and temptation. The enemy within often seems stronger than the enemy without. Few passages of Scripture have helped me more in my Christian Life than the subject of this study. Our battle with sin actually proves that we are Christian. How so? Read on….

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 OLD NATURE AND THE BATTLE WITH SIN; Romans Part 32

Sanctification and  the Battle with Sin (b) The Old Nature Romans 7:14-25 understanding the concept ‘sinner-saint’ In our last study I drew the conclusion that the “man of Romans 7” was a mature Christian. Paul writes in the present tense indicating that this is true of himself as an apostle, pastor, missionary and evangelist. IfContinue reading “THE OLD NATURE AND THE BATTLE WITH SIN; Romans Part 32”

SANCTIFICATION AND THE BATTLE WITH SIN; Romans Part 31

Sanctification and the Battle with Sin (a) The Man of Romans 7 Romans 7:14-25 This passage in Romans 7 is one of the most controversial in the entire book. The multitude of views found in Christian literature can be confusing when endeavouring to understand the teaching aright. The problem that the Bible student is facedContinue reading “SANCTIFICATION AND THE BATTLE WITH SIN; Romans Part 31”

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.