Romans Series (Pt. 25) – Romans 5:18-21

Christ’s Obedience Brings Righteousness (5:18-21) Paul returns to the thought that he began in verse 12 about the source of humanity’s sinful nature. Let’s look at the complete thought here. Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—…Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all … Continue reading Romans Series (Pt. 25) – Romans 5:18-21

Chrysalis Journey #15 | The Power of Patient Persistence (Pt. 2)

In this second part we will look further into who are those that do the will of the Father.  Jesus himself identified these as his family.  We should follow Jesus’ example and associate with those who have an earnest desire to obey the Word of God.  To spend too much time with those that are not pushing forward in not just doing God’s will, but … Continue reading Chrysalis Journey #15 | The Power of Patient Persistence (Pt. 2)

Chrysalis Journey #15 | The Power of Patient Persistence (Pt. 1)

It would almost seem contradictory to talk of patient persistence, but this is exactly what prayer is.  One of the most amazing aspects of Chrysalis is the amount of prayer that goes into the preparation of these weekends and the amount of prayer that happens during the weekend.  I almost say this to my shame, but prayer is not as powerful a reality in my … Continue reading Chrysalis Journey #15 | The Power of Patient Persistence (Pt. 1)

Chrysalis Journey #15 | Just when you thought you knew…

Just when you thought you knew what God was up to He demonstrates that you have no idea whatsoever.  One of the most amazing things about this weekend was that God is not in a hurry.  We might be, but not God.  God is able to work out His plan on His time without any help on our part.  On the first night with this … Continue reading Chrysalis Journey #15 | Just when you thought you knew…

Romans Series (Pt. 24) – Romans 5:15-17

The Nature of Christ’s Gift (5:15-17) Paul is bridging the gap between verses 14 and 15 when he goes on to explain that the effect of Adam’s sin was so damaging that it sent the whole of humanity into condemnation. Paul makes the inference that it took just one sin to send humanity into the tailspin of sin.  Why just one?  The problem of sin … Continue reading Romans Series (Pt. 24) – Romans 5:15-17

Romans Series (Pt. 23) – Romans 5:12-14

Guilty in Adam (5:12) Paul’s language here sounds like a doctor’s description of the spread of a disease. Adam was the first to have the problem and as he interacted with others he kept infecting others with the illness.  This is one of the great debates that exists about in what way are we guilty of Adam’s sin.  This is known as the doctrine of … Continue reading Romans Series (Pt. 23) – Romans 5:12-14