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)

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)

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)

Abraham justified by faith and his offspring walk by faith (Romans 4:1‐15)

The aim of this passage is to cause us to understand that Abraham was found to be righteous by faith and the covenant he had with God would be extended to those who walk in faith. Abraham was justified by faith (Rom 4:1-8) Salvation is a gift and not something we come to deserve. Abraham… Continue reading Abraham justified by faith and his offspring walk by faith (Romans 4:1‐15)

Uphold the law that shows sin but Christ justifies (Romans 3:19-31)

The aim of this passage is to cause us to understand that the law points to our guilt before God and it is faith in Jesus Christ that can save us. We are to, however, uphold, the law. The law does not justify, but rather show us to be sinful (Rom 3:19-21) God’s word humbles… Continue reading Uphold the law that shows sin but Christ justifies (Romans 3:19-31)