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  • No Condemnation...Romans 8

    There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.(Romans 8:1-4)One thing I...
  • Skeletons halt work on clinic

    11/09/2010 6:57:31 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 49 replies
    Edinburgh Evening News ^ | October 28, 2010 | Adam Morris
    It is a major public sector building project which has been delayed, causing headaches for bosses and the public. But it is decapitated skeletons and 2000-year-old forts rather than red tape and swelling costs that have caused the hold-up for the new health centre in Musselburgh... significant Roman remains were discovered... human remains, the bones of horses and weapons and culinary tools. Archeologists there said the "unique" finds, among the most impressive ever discovered in Scotland from that period, will help build a picture not only of Roman activity in Musselburgh from 140AD, but improve the wider understanding of life...
  • Pompeii's House of Gladiators collapses

    11/07/2010 4:00:26 PM PST · by Islander7 · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | Nov 7, 2010 | BBC
    A house in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii has collapsed, raising concerns about Italy's state support for its archaeological heritage. --------------------- Video at the link
  • "Justification: It's What Holds the Reformation Together" (Sermon on Romans 3:19-28)

    10/30/2010 9:08:56 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | October 31, 2010 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Justification: It’s What Holds the Reformation Together” (Romans 3:19-28)Today is Reformation Day. It was on this day 493 years ago, on October 31, 1517, that Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, thus sparking the great Reformation of the Christian church. We are the heirs of that Reformation, blessed to be so, and so we join with Lutherans all around the globe today in celebrating that historic event and all the blessings of pure doctrine and sound practice that came from it. How do we celebrate the Reformation? By believing in and...
  • The Divided Soul...Romans 7

    If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that...
  • The Divided Soul...Romans 7

    10/15/2010 3:31:31 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles
    If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that...
  • The Law is Spiritual,I am Carnal...Romans 7

    For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.(Romans 7:14-15)The seventh chapter of Romans was not written to relate Paul’s inward struggle with sin. The chapter is famous for this passage but often the overall point of the teaching is missed. Romans 7 is written to show that the right and true as it...
  • The Horror of Sin....Romans 7

    Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.(Romans 7:12-13) We have been discussing the function of God’s law in the light of salvation, and there have been questions raised by this discussion. Are we saying the Law of God has been done away with ? Is the Law Sin, as Paul’s detractors accused him of teaching? It is understandable...
  • Let Not Sin Reign...Romans 6

    Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.(Romans 6:12-14) Up until now in our study of Romans, we have been looking at the doctrine of the Gospel. The doctrine of the fall of man, the teaching about the Law,...
  • He That Has Died Is Free From Sin...Romans 6

    For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.For he that is dead is freed from sin. (Romans 6:5-7) The Bible teaches us that sin is a multi-faceted horror. We know from 1 John, that sin is the transgression of the Law of God, Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.(I John 3:4) We...
  • Co-Death and Co Resurrection...Romans 6

    Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection:(Romans 6:3-5) The very question, “shall we continue in sin that grace may abound ?”, betrays a lack of understanding as to what...
  • The Reigns of Sin and Grace...Romans 5

    That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.(Romans 5:21) Paul has been making the point that Adam and Jesus are comparable in their effect on the human race. They alone were each able to do something that effected the whole human race. The first Adam defied God in the garden, as our representative, he basically said,”Not your will but mine be done!” as he grasped after godhood. Adam’s one act of disobedience plunged the whole human race under condemnation and judgment from God.By him death came...
  • The One Sin and the Only Obedience...Romans 5

    Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God,...
  • The Offense and the Free Gift...Romans 5

    But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life...
  • The One Sin and the Only Obedience...Romans 5

    Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God,...
  • In Adam...Romans 5

    09/16/2010 11:21:06 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 36 replies
    For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life….Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (Romans 5:10,12) We have been looking at Paul’s teaching about assurance,in Romans 5 . Because of the resurrection of Jesus, we have been justified by faith, and brought into a new status of grace, which empowers us to rejoice even in trials, knowing that we have been...
  • We Glory in Tribulations...Romans 5

    Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; (Romans 5:1-3) Romans 5 is a chapter all about the assurance of salvation. Because of our justification, through the death and resurrection of Jesus, we now have peace with God. Our conscience has been informed that something effective has been done to reconcile us to God, our sins...
  • State of Grace...Romans 5

    Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.(Romans 5:1-2) We have been studying the gospel of God. We started with the bad news, that all men stand condemned, Jew and Gentile alike, having sinned and coming short of the glory of God. God has made a way, of necessity a righteous way, to justify ungodly sinners before Him. That way is in the person of His Son, our substitute in judgment...
  • Abraham's Faith...Romans 4

    09/07/2010 5:16:05 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles
    (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb:He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong...
  • Nothing to Brag about...Romans 3

    Nothing to Brag about…Romans 3 by billrandles Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.(Romans 3:27-28) Why is it that God requires faith and not works? Why is it that God’s salvation is only accessible to those who believe in His gospel ? Part od the answer to this question is in the quote above. We have seen that man is so bankrupt, he is so estranged from God and corrupted, that there is...