Where does Salvation Come From? The only way for us to be saved from God’s punishment and from our sin is if God rescues us. We cannot save ourselves because we are sinful and unable to come to Him with our own efforts (Rom. 3:10-12). Because God is loving and kind, He has made a … More Theology for Kids: Where Does Salvation Come From?
After dealing with the believer’s struggle with sin in the previous chapter, Paul now moves on to provide instruction concerning the believer’s freedom. He does this by highlighting the power of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer. In this chapter there are around twenty references to the Holy Spirit. This instruction concerning … More The Believer’s Freedom (Romans 8:1-17)
Despite all our different backgrounds, appearances and races, humanity is reduced down to only two different groups. There are those who are in Adam and there are those who are in Christ. Adam, who was the first man, was a representative of all people that followed. Jesus Christ was also a representative of all who … More Under New Management (Romans 5:12-21)
In Romans 5 Paul provides the reader with both the blessings of justification (5:1-11) and the basis of justification (5:12-21). The blessings that flow out of being justified cause Paul to rejoice on three occasions (5:2, 3, 11). The word “rejoice” has also been translated as “to boast” or “glory in”. He has made it … More The Blessings of Justification (Romans 5:1-11)
The prayer prayed by the Lord Jesus Christ in chapter 17 was powerful and triumphant. It revealed His love for His people and His certainty of triumph because He was coming back for His people. As we come to chapter 18, despite how things may look from the earthly perspective, John wants us to see … More The Betrayal (John 18:1-11)