Released from the law and at war with the flesh (Romans 7:1-25)

Sin is rebelliousness that comes from hatred of God. That is why it is provoked by the Word of God. When the Word of God says, “do not covet,” this rebelliousness looks for ways to covet. This rebelliousness is so fundamental to our existence that is instinctive. This rebelliousness is embedded in our flesh so… Continue reading Released from the law and at war with the flesh (Romans 7:1-25)

Discipleship is rewarding and needs to be fruitful (Matthew 5:1‐16)

The aim of this passage is to cause us to learn the hope that we have in our walk as disciples of Jesus Christ and how we are to live. The disciples of Jesus Christ would receive great reward for their faithfulness (Mat 5:1-12) As followers of Jesus Christ, we are assured of great reward. Jesus… Continue reading Discipleship is rewarding and needs to be fruitful (Matthew 5:1‐16)

How we are able to receive the gift of righteousness (Romans 5:12‐21)

The aim of this passage is to cause us to understand why even though Jesus was the righteous one, we can also receive His righteousness and be justified. Adam’s sin and punishment was imputed to all men because all men sin (Rom 5:12-14) Adam’s sinful nature has been transmitted to all human beings. We deserve… Continue reading How we are able to receive the gift of righteousness (Romans 5:12‐21)

Satisfied by assurance of our justification by faith in Christ (Romans 5:1‐11)

The aim of this passage is to cause us to understand that we can by faith in Jesus Christ we can be sure that we have been reconciled to God and that we will not face His wrath. We have assurance that we have been reconciled to God (Rom 5:1-8) God loved us first before… Continue reading Satisfied by assurance of our justification by faith in Christ (Romans 5:1‐11)

Jesus starts His ministry and heals many in Galilee (Matthew 4:12‐25)

The aim of this passage is to cause us to learn how Jesus Christ started His ministry after coming from the wilderness where He had overcome temptation. Jesus moves to Galilee, starts His ministry and calls the first four disciples (Mat 4:12-22) Believers in Jesus Christ are called to win souls to the kingdom of… Continue reading Jesus starts His ministry and heals many in Galilee (Matthew 4:12‐25)

Firm and unwavering faith in God is counted as righteousness (Romans 4:16‐25)

The aim of this passage is to cause us to understand the nature of Abraham’s faith and the nature of faith that God requires from us. Abraham’s faith was firm and unwavering and this is what it was counted to him as righteousness (Rom 4:16-23) Faith is firm and unwavering trust in the words and… Continue reading Firm and unwavering faith in God is counted as righteousness (Romans 4:16‐25)