Romans 7:24-25 24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin. There are two extremes, when considering sin. … Continue reading The Struggle to Be Good
“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). “Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1). In a very brief and very brilliant biography … Continue reading Justified By His Grace
“But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of … Continue reading The Plight of Man and the Power of God
As Christians consider what is a proper response to the Coronavirus, the words and wisdom of Martin Luther might prove helpful. Luther lived in the wake of the infamous Black Plague, which destroyed one-third of European citizens, or 50 million precious souls, and he confronted a deadly Bubonic Plague in own day. Since then, diseases … Continue reading The Church and the Coronavirus
Romans 2:17-29 The single greatest question that a person will ever consider is this: “Am I a Christian?” Eternity itself waits for the answer. If the answer is, “Yes, I am a Christian,” positive consequences will result: a belief in, and a love for Jesus Christ, as both Lord and Savior; the pursuit of holiness … Continue reading Who is a Christian?
On March 11, 2020 a California mega-church canceled its “faith healing” hospital visits, citing the coronavirus. While the practicality of this decision is understandable, and perhaps can be called prudent, it does appear to a watching world to be ironic. The decision of the local Church also provides an opportunity for the congregation to seriously … Continue reading Will the Son of Man Find Faith?
AN EXPOSITION OF ACTS 16:14-31 “And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul. 15 And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If … Continue reading What Must I Do to Be Saved?