Month: June 2011

Is “It” The Problem?

IS “IT” THE PROBLEM? But it is not as though the word of God has failed.  Romans 9:6          When those we love have heard the words of Jesus read to them and still exhibit unbelief, what is the problem?  Is it the Word of … Continue reading Is “It” The Problem?

When Man Tries To Be A Savior

WHEN MAN TRIES TO BE A SAVIOR For I wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh.  Romans 9:3          This is a hypothetical cry but one made out of … Continue reading When Man Tries To Be A Savior

Anguish

 ANGUISH I am speaking the truth in Christ - I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit – that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart.  Romans 9:1-2 Anguish is not a word to throw around carelessly.  … Continue reading Anguish

His Love and His Presence

HIS LOVE AND HIS PRESENCE For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the … Continue reading His Love and His Presence

A Love That Is Faithful

A LOVE THAT IS FAITHFUL Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?  Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?  Romans 8:35 My love for Christ has often been corrupted by tribulation, distress, persecution, danger, and sword. … Continue reading A Love That Is Faithful

He Sat Down To Rest

HE SAT DOWN TO REST Who is to condemn?  Christ Jesus is the one who died – more than that, who was raised – who is at the right hand of God, who indeed in interceding for us.  Romans 8:34          These are Paul’s words … Continue reading He Sat Down To Rest

Accusations

ACCUSATIONS Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect?  It is God who justifies.  Romans 8:33          I guess there is no way Paul is going to finish a powerful chapter like Romans 8 without bringing in the subject of justification.  Perhaps he is aware … Continue reading Accusations

Generosity

GENEROSITY He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will be not also with him graciously give us all things?          Do I believe that God is gracious?  Do I believe that his generosity has no limits … Continue reading Generosity

Taking On God As An Opponent

TAKING ON GOD AS AN OPPONENT What then shall we say to these things?  If God is for us, who can be against us?”  Romans 8:31          Who is against me?  The enemies of Christ – which are the world, the flesh and the devil.  … Continue reading Taking On God As An Opponent

When God Comes Calling

WHEN GOD COMES CALLING And those whom he predestined he also called.  Romans 8:30a          I do believe in predestination but not in limited atonement.  Christ’s death on the cross was for everyone.  The call is universal and it is sounded out to all men … Continue reading When God Comes Calling