As Christians we are under new management. We were under Adam and the covenant of works. Now, we are under Christ and the covenant of grace. We have new status, new life and we are a new person. But sin is lurking.
There is a law and yet we are free. We live in tension between the two. Paul tells us we are wretched, but we are rescued. Some believe that the law saves them but Paul shows how this is not true.
Jesus tells us we should be different; people with different purposes and actions. As Christians, we are called to be the salt of the earth. All to the glory of God.
Under what man are you living? Under Adam or Christ? The covenant of the law under Adam, resulting in death for everyone? Or the covenant of grace under Christ offering life to everyone who accepts Him?
Maybe we think the best thing in the world would be to be rich, have a good job, be a top athlete, have a great family. Justification is THE best thing in the world. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. God gives blessing after blessing – peace, access into God’s presence, hope, love, his […]
New year’s headlines may seem irrelevant. Here’s another one: ‘Abraham was justified by faith’. What does it mean? We could ask ‘how were people saved before Jesus came’? It’s not harking back to distant history; it applies today too. Why should we want to be ‘children of Abraham’?
At this time of year, there are many things to prepare for Christmas. It’s also time to remember that Jesus came to this earth as the lamb of God, as a sacrifice to deal with our sins.
Do you ever wonder why being a Christian is not easy? Around the world, please are being persecuted for being a Christian. God is not silent but rules – he remembers his covenant, judges and redeems and does not need our help.
We all love to hear good news. Over the last 3 studies in Romans we have been reading how we are bad, we live in a bad society. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God’. In this passage we hear that a ‘righteousness from God has been revealed’. We look this […]
We have heard a lot in the papers about the ‘Paradise Papers’ and tax avoidance, Hollywood stars’ behaviour against young women, and in the UK Parliament too. In this passage we see the Jews do not practice what they preach either.