The key word, vanity, is employed over and over to show that everything man accomplishes and achieves is empty. At his very best man is a failure. Solomon discovered this in his long march through life.
Ever feel discouraged and disconsolate? Here’s an empowering quote from Martin Luther reminding you of the power and purpose of the Christian in the world: “…every Christian is by faith so exalted above all things that, in spiritual power, he is completely lord of all things, so that nothing can do him any hurt; yeaContinue reading “KINGS AND PRIESTS; The Christian Empowered”
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 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”
For all Have Sinned(b) Romans 1:18-23 Having opened up this section of the epistle with a statement upon the Wrath of God, Paul describes ungodly and unrighteous men; “who hold the truth in unrighteousness” (v18). The word translated “hold” literally means “to hold down”, “to restrain” or “to suppress”. It is a characteristic of ourContinue reading “THE GOD SUPPRESSORS; Romans Part 6”