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Only the King Makes the Rules

The book of Romans begins with a presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ—ending in chapter 8 with “no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus” (8:1) and how we “overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us” (8:37). What a great … Continue reading

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The Question of Choseness — Romans 9-11

Of all the questions that Paul answered in debate with Jewish Christians, the issue he addresses in Romans 9-11 was the most sensitive to both Jewish Christians and Gentile Christians: Is Israel no longer chosen or is it even rejected? … Continue reading

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Finishing the argument — Romans 7 and 8

It’s easy to see in our reading today that the explanations that Paul is using (to clarify the role of the Law of Moses, the change in covenant, and the rightful place of the Gentiles in the church) had been … Continue reading

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And a rousing finale — Isaiah 65,66

When I read the last couple of chapters of Isaiah, I always feel like I’ve been to a great musical concert, where the last piece ends with a great swell of volume, virtuoso performances, soaring melody, perfect and complex harmony, … Continue reading

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