What a day!

 “All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and contrary people.” Romans 10:21 Everytime I read Romans and I come to this verse my focus has been on the fact that these people, Israel, are disobedient and contrary people. But this time, in my studies I see a God who had…

The Gospel- So much bigger!

In chapter 9, Paul looked back at the past to how the Jews became God’s special people. God in His Sovereignty chose them. Now, here in chapter 10, Paul looks at where his people are at the present. He knows that they may be chosen but they are lost. He reveals his desire for them…

Sovereign God

 Salvation is an act of God’s mercy, not a reward for human obedience. TOW Project Romans chapter 9 (listen here) is titled: God’s Sovereign Choice Over the next 3 chapters 9-11, Paul seems to shift gears. He has told us how complete Jesus’s work on the cross is for those who believe. That gift is…

Who can separate?

31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore…

Bumping Up Against Fear

So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the…

Set your mind

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned…