To the apostle Paul's great sorrow, the Jews chose to try being righteous by keeping the law instead of coming to God's way of salvation by faith in Christ. The gospel was preached to save, but prophecy said many would reject it.
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Jesus tells us that He had all authority on heaven and earth. Let's take a quick look at the setting and teaching of Jesus.
Paul teaches that God has made certain choices of who will be saved and who will not based on faith. Paul explains that these are part of God's eternal plan and He prophesied this ahead of time.
Steve Allen presents us a lesson a the importance and teaching of John the Baptist.
Luke 1 & 2 contain several inspired songs of prophecy and praise. Let's take a quick look.
In both the Old and New Testaments an inward spiritual circumcision was needed that changed the heart and brought it into subjection to God. In this study, we examine that teaching of scripture and see what it means for us.
The ways of Christ are better and greater than any other way.
In Romans 8, the apostle Paul's explains to us the glorious blessings that come along with salvation by faith. We have hope and the full working of God, Father, Son, and Spirit, on our side to save us.
How blessed is the man whose sin if not counted against him. How wonderful forgiveness is.
In Romans 7 the apostle tells us that through Jesus the disciples had died to the law, been set free from sin and from death as well. So the chapter concludes, "Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!."
In the gospel we are justified — counted as just by forgiveness in Christ — and then we are to be sanctified — sin is to be subdued and overcome in our lives by Christ's help. In this lesson, we look at how and why that change must be effective in us.
In Romans 6 Paul answers those who think that the grace of God in the gospel will lead the forgiven to sin more so that there will be more grace. He argues that we have died to sin, so we can't live in it and that we are slaves of God, no longer slaves of sin.
A short sermon seeing how the Father models the qualities of love in 1 Cor. 13 for us, and we should model them to others.
"Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." This is what Paul told the Corinthians. In this study, we see how we have failed to do this, how God's grace has elevated and sustains us to get back to, and to keep on, doing things for God's glory.
Peter made 4 claims in this first gospel sermon. He claimed that Jesus' miracles proved that He was who He claimed He was, that His death was part of God's eternal plan, that God raised Him from the dead and now God has highly exalted Him. Peter cited the eyewitnesses and Old Testament prophecies as proof of these great things.