May 27, 2018
As we come to Romans 6, Paul will say repeatedly in a variety of ways that in Christ we died to sin. Paul stresses this because it is crucial to the process of our sanctification. Yet it's difficult to understand because we don’t feel very dead to sin! In fact, most of us rarely feel kind of faint! God’s salvation...
May 20, 2018
In Christ we are part of a new reality. We are no longer "sinners". In Adam we were “sinners”. In Christ we are the justified; the redeemed; the righteous.
May 6, 2018
Since chapter one of Romans we have been focused on justification. When a sinner trusts in the blood of Jesus to pay the penalty of their sins, God declares that sinner righteous. But like adoption, justification is not the end of God's saving us; it's just the beginning. Justification opens the way to a whole new life.