Month: November 2015

Romans 6:1­-7

“The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” 1.  The response of some to that seems odd, doesn’t it? “Well, if grace is God’s response to sin then sin must have th ...[Read More]

Romans 5:10­-21

Last time we looked at what it means to have peace with God. It is not the same as the peace of God. Without the first we cannot have the second. Peace with God comes on God’s initiative. There is nothing we can do to earn it or discover it. We cannot find our way to God. He reveals Himself to us in Christ and it is only through Christ that we have peace with God. Everything else is our imag ...[Read More]

Romans 5: Peace With God

Sometimes we have to go back to the original documents to discover the roots of who we are and what we believe. It’s surprising now and then to find out how far we have strayed from the original definition and intentions. I went through a period when I could not read enough history about the founders of our country and realized how little I knew about the original ideas behind America and wh ...[Read More]

Romans 4 and Caitlyn Mortus

Several weeks ago when I first asked Caitlyn Mortus if she could be with us I did not know we were going to be in the book of Romans and I had no idea we would be looking briefly at this particular passage this morning. I’ll not say any more about that but as soon as she begins to tell her story you will realize as I did that you just cannot plan things like this. Over the last several weeks ...[Read More]