Paul is telling us that we must live a surrendered life unto the Lord which requires the denial of ourselves.
The holy life God has called us to live cannot be attained by the keeping of the law. Holiness doesn't come by keeping principles but by the person of Jesus Christ.
God raised up Malachi to awaken and prepare the people of Israel that had been living in hypocrisy.
Having died with Christ & risen to a new life in Christ, we have a new relationship to the Law. The Law is holy & good. The problem isn't with the law, the problem lies with our inability to keep it. Under the law we focused on our sin. Under grace our focus is on the Son!
Judgement is coming to the nations that have gathered against Israel and Jerusalem.
Last week Paul reminded us that we are dead to sin, now Paul exhorts us to live according to our identity in Christ presenting our bodies to the Lord.
Last week we learned that you can't out sin the grace of God. In this weeks study Paul informs us that we should no longer live as slaves to sin. The flesh is good for nothing except to be put to death. And every believer in Christ needs to know that sin's power has been broken over your life.
What good would our salvation be if Jesus didn't have an answer to death? Previously, Paul clarified the blessing of salvation and justification through faith. Now, Paul addresses the blessings of eternal life.
Be an extension of the heart of God here on earth seeking to save the lost sinner.
When we were still in our sins, God at the perfect time sent His Son into a Roman ruled, Greek culture to be the sacrifice for our sins & fulfill many prophecies.
There is no better blessing than the gift of God's free salvation. Walking with Jesus by faith gives you access to God's grace, glory, and more 24/7.
Our salvation is based on a sure promise because it has already been done. You can't add to the blood our Savior shed on the cross for us and the sins He has bore for us. All that is required of us is to believe by faith and receive the free gift of salvation.
Let your hands be strong in all they do unto the Lord just as they were in the men that built the temple of the Lord.
An Easter Sunday message reminding us of the importance of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Paul proves the doctrine of justification by faith using three witnesses from the Old Testament
Guest teacher from Calvary Aurora Keegan Withers encourages the believer in Christ to be patient in trials from Psalm 40.
After declaring the whole world as guilty sinners before God, Paul turns the corner now to present to us how we can become Righteous through faith in God's Son Jesus Christ.