Nothing else needs to be said. We must make every effort to live into what we have been given! Continue reading JUSTIFIED by Christ’s Blood…
The second “movement” of Grace as John Wesley understood it is Justifying Grace. Once Prevenient Grace has worked in and on our lives we come to that moment of decision. We are called by the Gospel and the work of Jesus to trust in Him for salvation and a restored relationship with God. At the moment that this conviction fills our hearts, God is applying … Continue reading A Wesleyan Moment | What is Justifying Grace?
Christ our Propitiation (3:25) In verses 24 and 26 Paul puts us to the test by making us think about some very difficult words. It is important to not skip over difficult words, especially in Paul’s writings. These words have specific purposes and meanings and uses in Paul’s thinking and understanding of God, salvation and sin. Let’s look at them here. REDEMPTION: The purchase back … Continue reading Romans Series (Pt. 11) – Romans 3:25-26
Paul bridges chapter 2 with its emphasis on God’s righteous judgment on sinners and chapter 3 with its emphasis on righteousness through faith with a brief discussion on circumcision. While this may seem strange Paul does this because circumcision had become a point of contention regarding salvation. In light of the argument that he was making Paul wanted to remove this as an obstacle to … Continue reading Romans Series (Pt. 7) – Romans 2:25-29