Love Is the Fulfilling of the Law

Paul’s letter to the Romans follows a familiar pattern that is found in many of his letters. He spends the first several chapters focusing on the Gospel. Then in chapter 12 Paul starts to focus on applying the Gospel to our everyday lives: “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to…

To God be the Glory Forever. Amen.

[33] “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! [34] For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? [35 ] Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid? [36]…

Mercy for the Disobedient

Romans 11:32: “For God has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all.” God has consigned all to disobedience. This does not mean that God causes our disobedience. It means that he leaves us to our own devices. As soon as God removes his support we immediately turn to disobedience. The word…

Ephesians Bible Study, Part Seven

In this section of his letter to the Ephesian Christians, the Apostle Paul continues to apply the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our everyday lives. ” There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—[5] one Lord, one faith, one baptism, [6] one God…

A Divine Sequence Leading to Worship

“How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? [15] And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the…

Ephesians Bible Study, Part Six

Living a Christian life involves embracing positive behavior and avoiding negative behavior. In the first half of chapter four Paul focuses on positive behavior. In this video Bible study, based on the second half of chapter four, Paul focuses on the negative behaviors that Christians are to avoid. ” There is one body and one…

Ephesians Bible Study, Part Five

” There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—[5] one Lord, one faith, one baptism, [6] one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (Ephesians 4:4-5, ESV) Click here to watch a video version of…

Between Groaning and Glory

Romans 8:18-27: For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. [19] For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. [20] For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of…

Ephesians, Part Four

” There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—[5] one Lord, one faith, one baptism, [6] one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (Ephesians 4:4-5, ESV) Click here  to watch a video version of…

We Are the Children of God

“The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, [17] and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.” (Romans 8:16-17, ESV) This is one of those good news, bad news verses.…