In this passage, Paul tells us that true spirituality is being led by the Holy Spirit. Being led by Spirit means to put to death the deeds of the flesh…
Having contrasted the life in the Spirit and life in the flesh, Paul states that if anyone does not have the Holy Spirit, then they are not in Christ. Having…
Sunday was Pentecost Sunday which is all about the coming of the Holy Spirit. In Romans 8:5-8, Paul unfolds for us how we walk out our life in the Spirit.…
In Chapters 6 & 7 Paul has told us over and over that we have been set free from sin, both the penalty and power, but not from the presence…
On Sunday, we entered into one of the most beautiful chapters in all of Scripture, Romans 8. Paul opens the chapter by assuring those who have been justified by faith,…
As Paul concludes his testimony of his and all Christians’ perpetual struggle against sin, he uses the illustration of a war that is taking place within. Though we desire to…
Paul continues his personal testimony, sharing his own experience in living out what he exhorted all believers to do in Romans 6:13. We are to present ourselves to Christ as…
In verses 7-13 of chapter 7, Paul asks two questions, "Is the law sin?" and "Is the law the cause of death?" To both he gives the resounding answer, "No,…
In Romans chapter 7, Paul tackles our relationship to the law. He has discussed the law before, but only to display its inability to justify someone. He now discusses what…
As we celebrated God’s work of redemption in the resurrection of Christ on Sunday, we entered into Psalm 111. In this Psalm, the Psalmist calls us to praise God for…
Bishop Ken Ross joined us on Sunday and continued our series through Romans. Paul continues his explanation that because we live in Christ, we are to live righteously. Paul refutes…
As Paul continues his exposition and elaboration on the fact that we have been united to Christ in his death and resurrection, Paul turns from considering what it means to…
Starting in chapter 6, Paul turns his attention to sanctification. We have been been saved from the penalty of sin, and will be saved in the future from the presence…
As chapter 5 concludes, Paul considers more fully the super abundance of God's grace in justification. He does this by comparing and contrasting the first Adam, through whose one act…
After discussing the purpose and reality of suffering in the Christian life, Paul continues with encouragement and confidence for believers, as he illustrates the reality of God’s love for believers.…
After discussing the incredible benefits that Christ has granted to believers, Paul calls us to rejoice both in the hope that we have, as well as our sufferings. While this…
After concluding his defense of justification by faith through the story of Abraham, Paul continues to expound upon the benefits of the Gospel that have been applied to believers through…
As chapter 4 comes to an end, Paul finishes his lengthy discourse on the example of Abraham to illustrate the reality that salvation has only ever been by faith alone.…
As Paul continues his argument for justification by faith alone, he continues to use the example of Abraham to explain his point. In the opening verses of chapter 4, Paul…

1/22/23 Romans 4:1-8

January 22, 2023
After Paul once again calls us to his thesis in the final verses of Romans 3, as he explains that righteousness can only come through faith in Christ, he now…