Paul in Romans 7 Believer or Unbeliever? Berean Bible Study Christ Bible Church

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Paul in Romans 7 Believer or Unbeliever? Berean Bible Study Christ Bible Church"

Transcription

1 Believer or Unbeliever? Berean Bible Study Christ Bible Church

2 My Journey in Romans 7 I formerly held the position that Romans 7 is Paul s description of his spiritual struggles in his current state (at time of writing) as a mature believer and apostle of Christ After studying the Scriptures, I was genuinely converted to believe that Romans 7 is Paul s description of his futile effort to be justified by the Law, and God s supernatural drawing and convicting power (by the Spirit through the Law), leading to recognition of sin and need for the Savior, and ultimately, his conversion. 2

3 Our Objective Today First and foremost, we desire to know God intimately We desire to develop an accurate understanding of the truth of God s Word We desire to allow the truth of God s Word to transform our lives Therefore, we need to be careful to NOT be desirous of simply winning an argument 3

4 Theological Significance Why is it important to have a proper interpretation of Romans 7? Romans 7 is a pivotal passage in Scripture A person s view of Romans 7 will have a tremendous impact on their theology of sin in the Christian life. 4

5 Theological Significance Those who hold to the Paul as a Believer view fear that the other camp jeopardizes the doctrine of Total Depravity Those who hold to the Paul as an Unbeliever view fear that the other camp jeopardizes the doctrine of the believer s freedom from slavery to sin Which is true and which is reconcilable? 5

6 Theological Significance I will argue today that holding to the Believer View places you into one or more of the following categories: 1. Dualism (spirit is good, body is evil) 2. Antinomianism (freedom to sin) 3. Theological Inconsistency (holding to the Believer View yet rejecting #1-3) 6

7 Evidence for Unbeliever View 1. Contextual Evidence 2. Exegetical Evidence 3. Answers to Objections 7

8 Contextual Evidence 8

9 Contextual Evidence 1. Book Context Book of Romans 2. Section Context Romans Passage Context Romans 7 9

10 Overall Context of Romans The Barrier to Salvation (chapters 1-3) The Cause of Salvation (4-5) The Effect of Salvation (6-8) The Security of Salvation (9-11) The Application of Salvation (12-16) 10

11 Overall Context of Romans The Barrier to Salvation Chapter 1 Gentiles are sinners Chapter 2 Jews are sinners Chapter 3 All are sinners The Cause of Salvation Chapter 4 Salvation is not by works Chapter 5 Salvation is by grace through faith because of Christ 11

12 Overall Context of Romans The Effect of Salvation Chapter 6 Contrast between the untransformed and transformed life Chapter 7 An illustration of transformation Chapter 8 Contrast between the untransformed and transformed life If chapter 7 is a reference to a believer It does not fit into the flow of thought It contradicts chapters 6 and 8 12

13 Overall Context of Romans The Security of Salvation Chapter 9 The establishment of God s plan of salvation before time began Chapter 10 The outworking of God s plan of salvation in time Chapter 11 The culmination of God s plan of salvation at the end of time 13

14 Overall Context of Romans The Application of Salvation Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter Devotion Government Conscience Unity Fellowship 14

15 The Context of Romans 6-8 Believers can not live in sin Romans 6:2 How shall we who died to sin still live in it? Romans 8:5, 12 For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 12 So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh- 15

16 The Context of Romans 6-8 Believers are no longer slaves to sin Romans 6:6-7 our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; 7 for he who has died is freed from sin. Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. 16

17 The Context of Romans 6-8 Believers are not slaves to sin BECAUSE they are not under the Law Romans 6:14 For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace. Romans 8:3-4 For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us 17

18 The Context of Romans 6-8 Believers are slaves to righteousness, resulting in holy living Romans 6:17-18, 22 though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient 18 and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness 22 But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification Romans 8:9-10 you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. 10 If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. 18

19 The Context of Romans 7 Being freed from the Law produces fruit Romans 7:1, 4 Or do you not know, brethren (for I am speaking to those who know the law), that the law has jurisdiction over a person as long as he lives?... 4 Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God. (see vv.2-3) 19

20 The Context of Romans 7 The thesis statement of Romans 7 Romans 7:5-6 For while we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were aroused by the Law, were at work in the members of our body to bear fruit for death. 6 But now we have been released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter. Which of these two verses represents 7:14ff? 20

21 The Context of Romans 7 The outline of Romans 7:14ff Romans 7:7-11 I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, "YOU SHALL NOT COVET." 8 But sin, taking opportunity through the commandment, produced in me coveting of every kind 9 when the commandment came, sin became alive and I died; 10 and this commandment, which was to result in life, proved to result in death for me; 11 for sin, taking an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me. Paul was spiritually dead in sin 21

22 Exegetical Evidence 22

23 Exegetical Evidence 1. Contrast Between Spirit and Flesh 2. Contrast Between Law and Grace 3. Contrast Between Slavery to Sin and Slavery to Righteousness 23

24 Spirit/Flesh Contrast Romans 7:14 For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin. The term flesh in 1 Corinthians 3:1 describes spiritual infants, not Paul! Elsewhere (Romans 8:6; 1 Corinthians 2:13, 15, 15:44, 46), it describes that which is natural / unspiritual 24

25 Spirit/Flesh Contrast Paul s language demands unbelief because Fleshly is contrasted with spiritual (not spiritual vs. more spiritual) Fleshly is described/qualified as slavery to sin Romans 7:5-6 For while we were in the flesh [i.e. unsaved], the sinful passions, which were aroused by the Law, were at work in the members of our body to bear fruit for death. 6 But now we have been released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter. 25

26 Spirit/Flesh Contrast Paul s language demands unbelief because Believers have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires (Galatians 5:24) Believers do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit (Romans 8:4) Believers are not in the flesh but in the Spirit (Romans 8:9) Does this sound like the person described in Romans 7:14ff? 26

27 Spirit/Flesh Contrast Paul s language demands unbelief because Unredeemed flesh is evil by definition BUT the believer is being sanctified in body, soul, and spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:23) Believers are commanded to cleanse themselves from all defilement of the flesh and spirit (2 Corinthians 7:1) See also 1 Thessalonians 4:4, Galatians 2:20, 2 Corinthians 4:11, 1 Corinthians 7:34) 27

28 Spirit/Flesh Contrast Paul s language demands unbelief because Paul always assumes that a believer CAN and SHOULD honor God with his body 1 Corinthians 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? 20 For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body. See also Romans 12:1 28

29 Spirit/Flesh Contrast Paul s language demands unbelief because The Christian s body is his slave, not the other way around 1 Corinthians 9:27 but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified. Versus Romans 7:14 For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin. 29

30 Spirit/Flesh Contrast Anyone who holds that Paul was a believer in Romans 7:14ff must either accept dualism (i.e. spirit is good and body is bad) or creatively explain it away Romans 7:18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh Romans 7:25 on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh the law of sin. 30

31 Law/Grace Contrast The purpose of the Law is to bring the knowledge and conviction of sin Romans 3:20 because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin. Romans 7:5 For while we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were aroused by the Law, were at work in the members of our body to bear fruit for death. 31

32 Law/Grace Contrast The believer has been freed from the law through Christ Romans 7:1-4 The believer has died to the law through Christ Romans 7:6 But now we have been released from the Law Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. 32

33 Law/Grace Contrast All agree that the believer is not under law but under grace John 1:17 For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. Romans 5:20 The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, Romans 6:14 For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace. 33

34 Law/Grace Contrast The person in Romans 7 places himself under the Law The word law is used 23 times in Romans 7 Romans 3:19 Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law Romans 7:9 I was once alive apart from the Law; but when the commandment came, sin became alive and I died; 34

35 Law/Grace Contrast The person in Romans 7 compares and contrasts himself to the Law Romans 7:14, 16 For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin I agree with the Law, confessing that the Law is good. Romans 7:22-23 For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man, 23 but I see a different law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members. [contrast this with 8:2, which states that the believer has been set free from the law of sin and death ] 35

36 Slavery Contrast Romans 7:14 I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin [literally sold under sin ]. Romans 7:14 describes someone sold into bondage to sin (NASB), sold under sin (ESV, NKJV), sold into sin s power (CSB), sold as a slave to sin (NIV) Verb sold indicates slavery (cf. Leviticus 25:39-48; Deuteronomy 15:12; Esther 7:4; Psalm 105:17; Isaiah 50:1, 52:3; Jeremiah 34:14) 36

37 Slavery Contrast Sold under sin same construction as Romans 3:9 Jews and Greeks are all under sin; Romans 6:14 For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace. Galatians 3:22 But the Scripture has shut up everyone under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. It is clear that unbelievers are slaves to sin. Believers are not sold under sin. 37

38 Slavery Contrast Believers are slaves of righteousness Paul serves God (Romans 1:9) Believers are no longer slaves to sin (6:6) Believers are slaves of righteousness (6:18) Believers are freed from sin (6:18) Believers are in the Spirit (8:9) Romans 6:19 For just as you presented [past tense] your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness 38

39 Slavery Contrast More slave language Romans 7:6 released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter. Romans 8:15 For you have not received a spirit of slavery but you have received a spirit of adoption This person is taken captive to sin and defeated by it (v.23) Captivity pictures defeat (cf. 2 Kings 24:14; 2 Chronicles 28:8; Luke 21:24; 2 Timothy 3:6) Contrast with 2 Corinthians 10:5 we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ 39

40 Slavery Contrast More slave language The Greek word prasso (i.e. practice) indicates a lifestyle of sin Romans 7:15 For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate. Romans 7:19 For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want. Galatians 5:21 those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. The wrong view of this leads to antinomianism and the doctrine of the carnal Christian or an excuse for sin (cf. vv.17, 20). 40

41 Slavery Contrast How could Paul command believers to resist sin in their body if he could not do so himself? Romans 6:12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts On the contrary, he could and did live a victorious Christian life Philippians 4:9 The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. Paul could not have been referring to his practice in Romans 7:15,

42 Slavery Contrast John did not blur the lines; why should we? 1 John 3:7-10 the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous; 8 the one who practices sin is of the devil 9 No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 10 By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother. 42

43 Slavery Contrast Romans 7:24-8:1 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death?... 8:1 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Being set free from slavery to sin is equated to no longer being condemned (i.e. justification/conversion) Occurring only 3 times in the NT, all in Romans (cf. 5:16, 18), condemnation is used exclusively in judicial settings as the opposite of justification. (MacArthur Study Bible, note on Romans 8:1) 43

44 Answers to Objections 44

45 Answers to Objections 1. How can an unbeliever love the Law of God and desire to do what is right (e.g. 7:22)? 2. How can the present tense verbs used in 7:14-25 describe something in the past? 45

46 Loving the Law of God All unbelieving Jews loved the Law of God. Paul, as a former Pharisee, was a prime example (cf. 9:31-32; Acts 22:3; Galatians 1:14). Philippians 3:5-6 circumcised the eighth day, of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the Law, a Pharisee; 6 as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to the righteousness which is in the Law, found blameless. Martin Luther is another good example of an unbeliever whose desperate attempts to please God through human effort eventually led to his conversion 46

47 Present Tense Verbs First, notice that Paul uses the present tense to refer to unbelief and need for justification... Romans 7:24-8:1 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death?... 8:1 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Note: v.25a is an interjection by Paul, speaking as the regenerate author (compare to Ephesians 2:5) This passage describes the point of conversion (8:1) after recognizing the need for a Savior (7:24) as a result of conviction of sin by the Spirit through the Law, which is described in 7:5ff (God used the 10th commandment to convict Paul of sin per vv.7-12). 47

48 Present Tense Verbs The Historical Present is a well-known use of the present tense to emphasize certain points and events that occurred in the past to intensify the description. Used five times in Matthew 8 (e.g. 8:20) In regard to the use in Greek of the historical present Greek authors frequently used the present tense for the sake of heightened vividness by transporting their readers in imagination to the actual scene at the time of occurrence. (NASB, Explanation of General Form, p.x) 48

49 Present Tense Verbs Recognition and translation of the Historical Present is up to the translator. John 1:15 The NASB changed to past tense and the NIV left it as present There are no abrupt changes in context from 7:17:13 to our section and from our section to 8:1ff Translating the passage as past tense flows smoothly, makes perfect sense, and vivifies Paul s conversion. 7:14-25 only fits between chapters 6 and 8 if the verbs are translated as historical present tense verbs. 49

50 Conclusion 50

51 Conclusion Contextual and exegetical analysis both demand that Romans 7 is not a description of the Christian s struggle against indwelling sin but a description of an unbeliever who eventually becomes convicted of his sin through the Law and converted Having the wrong view of Romans 7 can have a severely detrimental impact on one s Christian walk. It can lead to dualism, lawlessness, inconsistency, and keep one from living victoriously in Christ 51

52 Conclusion Not the labors of my hands can fulfill thy law's commands; could my zeal no respite know, could my tears forever flow, all for sin could not atone; thou must save, and thou alone. Rock of Ages, verse 2 Augustus M. Toplady 52

St Study of Romans Romans 7:1-25 Bellevue Church of Christ Winter 2016 / 2017

St Study of Romans Romans 7:1-25 Bellevue Church of Christ Winter 2016 / 2017 This handout can be downloaded in PDF format from: (teamagee.com/class) St Study of Romans Romans 7:1-25 I. Death & Law (1-6) Analogy Wife & Husband Death Wife & New Husband Application Man & Law Baptism

More information

GOD WANTS A RELATIONSHIP Not a Performance

GOD WANTS A RELATIONSHIP Not a Performance Bible Teaching Resources by Don Anderson Ministries PO Box 6611 Tyler, TX 75711-6611 903.939.1201 Phone 903.939.1204 Fax 1.877.326.7729 Toll Free www.bibleteachingresources.org www.oneplace.com/ministries/persevering_and_pressing_on

More information

We re all Slaves. Romans 6:15-19

We re all Slaves. Romans 6:15-19 Romans 6:15-19 For us to be victorious over sin, we have to remember that we are dead to sin, alive to God, and we no longer have to let sin reign in our lives. Romans 5:20 where sin increased, grace abounded

More information

Consider Yourselves Dead to Sin but Alive to God

Consider Yourselves Dead to Sin but Alive to God Consider Yourselves Dead to Sin Alive to God Q1: What shall we say then? Are we to continue (pres act subj) in sin that grace might increase (aor act subj)? THE RESULT A1: May it never be! (What It Results

More information

God s Boundary Stones Part 2 Glenn Smith, April 2013, Ahava B Shem Yeshua

God s Boundary Stones Part 2 Glenn Smith, April 2013, Ahava B Shem Yeshua 1 God s Boundary Stones Part 2 Glenn Smith, April 2013, Ahava B Shem Yeshua Salvation is by Grace I talked about salvation by grace in my last message. This week s boundary stones are Sin, As It Is Defined

More information

How Sin is Overcome (Part 1): Romans 6

How Sin is Overcome (Part 1): Romans 6 How Sin is Overcome (Part 1): Romans 6 Ever tried to overcome sin by using will power or determination? If we rely on our own strength, we will never be free from bondage--no matter how hard we try. If

More information

The Bible Teaches Us About God (15 questions; numbers 1-15)

The Bible Teaches Us About God (15 questions; numbers 1-15) The Bible Teaches Us About God (15 questions; numbers 1-15) 1 15) 1. Who is God? God is the eternal and holy creator and keeper of the universe and the Savior of mankind (Genesis 1:1; Psalm 90:2; Hebrews

More information

CLASS 6: THE CHRISTIAN S NEW MASTER (Romans 6:1 7:6)

CLASS 6: THE CHRISTIAN S NEW MASTER (Romans 6:1 7:6) CLASS 6: THE CHRISTIAN S NEW MASTER (Romans 6:1 7:6) 3. Justification and holiness of life, ch. 6 7:6 Some may think that the doctrine of justification by faith would lead to sinfulness of life. If we

More information

JUSTIFICATION BY WORKS VERSUS JUSTIFICATION BY GRACE

JUSTIFICATION BY WORKS VERSUS JUSTIFICATION BY GRACE JUSTIFICATION BY WORKS VERSUS JUSTIFICATION BY GRACE INTRODUCTION FOR LESSON TWO We listed in the previous article 21 items the Bible says saves us! GOD saves us through His MERCY, GRACE, and LOVE. CHRIST

More information

HOW TO SHARE THE GOSPEL

HOW TO SHARE THE GOSPEL How a Sinner becomes a Saint 1. must see self as a sinner, totally incapable of saving yourself (Jeremiah 3:13) 2.must believe that reconciliation is provided through Christ s death (Rom 5:8-11; Col 1:19-23)

More information

Every Christian s State and Walk: A Study on Romans 8:1-9

Every Christian s State and Walk: A Study on Romans 8:1-9 Every Christian s State and Walk: A Study on Romans 8:1-9 [There is] therefore now no condemnation to those in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to flesh, but according to Spirit. For the Law of

More information

Study Notes For Philippians

Study Notes For Philippians Study Notes For Philippians (Chapter Three) Philippians 3:1 Rejoice [ to be cheerful, i.e. calmly happy or well-off ; Strong s # 5463] in the Lord (Psalms 32:10-11, Matthew 5:10-12, Acts 5:40-42, Romans

More information

Eternity Bible College. Statement of Faith

Eternity Bible College. Statement of Faith Eternity Bible College Statement of Faith Last Amended: 12-17-2015 Table of Contents Preamble...1 The Holy Scriptures...1 The Godhead...1 The Father...1 The Son...2 The Holy Spirit...2 Man...2 Salvation...3

More information

Walking In The Spirit

Walking In The Spirit The following is a direct script of a teaching that is intended to be presented via video, incorporating relevant text, slides, media, and graphics to assist in illustration, thus facilitating the presentation

More information

Our Core Beliefs Cornerstone Church of Ames

Our Core Beliefs Cornerstone Church of Ames Our Core Beliefs Cornerstone Church of Ames The Scriptures The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction.

More information

Westminster Shorter Catechism Questions for Children. 2. Q. What else did God make? A. God made all things. Ref. Acts 17:25; John 6:29; Psalm 33:6-7

Westminster Shorter Catechism Questions for Children. 2. Q. What else did God make? A. God made all things. Ref. Acts 17:25; John 6:29; Psalm 33:6-7 Westminster Shorter Catechism Questions for Children 1. Q. Who made you? A. God Ref. Psalm 100:3; Genesis 1:27 2. Q. What else did God make? A. God made all things. Ref. Acts 17:25; John 6:29; Psalm 33:6-7

More information

The Doctrinal Basis of

The Doctrinal Basis of The Doctrinal Basis of 7030 Rockfish Road Fayetteville, NC 28306 PREAMBLE CrossPointe Church embraces the following statements concerning the truth. The Bible is our allsufficient rule for faith and practice.

More information

Understanding the Biblical Doctrine of Sanctification -Sam A. Smith

Understanding the Biblical Doctrine of Sanctification -Sam A. Smith Understanding the Biblical Doctrine of Sanctification -Sam A. Smith Sanctification refers to how a redeemed (born again) person is ultimately made holy and acceptable to God; it is a necessary part of

More information

Thy Kingdom Come: Sola Scriptura (Part 2) Matthew 15: *All Scripture ESV unless indicated

Thy Kingdom Come: Sola Scriptura (Part 2) Matthew 15: *All Scripture ESV unless indicated Thy Kingdom Come: Sola Scriptura (Part 2) Matthew 15:10-20 *All Scripture ESV unless indicated v.1-9 Review v.10-20 What Defiles v.10 He called the people v.10 Hear and understand v.11 It is not what goes

More information

THE DOCTRINE OF TRANSFORMATION

THE DOCTRINE OF TRANSFORMATION THE DOCTRINE OF TRANSFORMATION KEY VERSE Romans 12:1-2 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God s mercy, to offer your body s as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God- this is your spiritual

More information

COMPASS CHURCH PRIMARY STATEMENTS OF FAITH The Following are adapted from The Baptist Faith and Message 2000.

COMPASS CHURCH PRIMARY STATEMENTS OF FAITH The Following are adapted from The Baptist Faith and Message 2000. COMPASS CHURCH PRIMARY STATEMENTS OF FAITH The Following are adapted from The Baptist Faith and Message 2000. I. THE SCRIPTURES The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation

More information

Who I Am In Christ. My Identity in Christ. I am In Christ

Who I Am In Christ. My Identity in Christ. I am In Christ Who I Am In Christ Freedom, life, and joy begin when we have a true understanding of God and the Father-heart of God. We must know who we are as God s children, and that the nature of our relationship

More information

That We Might Bear Fruit For God

That We Might Bear Fruit For God 1 That We Might Bear Fruit For God Lesson 3. Requirement of "sanctification" for a Christian to bear fruit for God. (Romans 6:16-23) By F. M. Perry (16) Do you not know that when you present yourselves

More information

GOD'S AMAZING GRACE. Today I will be sharing on the God s amazing grace. I will begin by looking at three passages of Scripture.

GOD'S AMAZING GRACE. Today I will be sharing on the God s amazing grace. I will begin by looking at three passages of Scripture. GOD'S AMAZING GRACE Today I will be sharing on the God s amazing grace. I will begin by looking at three passages of Scripture. The Apostle Paul wrote, And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses

More information

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor un-circumcision avails anything, but a new creation. -Galatians 6:15

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor un-circumcision avails anything, but a new creation. -Galatians 6:15 IN CHRIST I AM CONFESSIONS In Christ I am a new man Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. -2 Corinthians 5:17 For in

More information

Your Life and God. Considering the purpose and character of your life, and your relationship to the One who gave you life.

Your Life and God. Considering the purpose and character of your life, and your relationship to the One who gave you life. Your Life and God Considering the purpose and character of your life, and your relationship to the One who gave you life. Orwell Bible Church Dan Greenfield, Pastor P.O. Box 489 Orwell, OH 44076 Cell:

More information

Handbook for New Christians

Handbook for New Christians Handbook for New Christians The Bible can seem big and complicated although its message of grace is quite simple. This handbook will help you understand what the Bible really says, and it will help protect

More information

The Desperate Need of the Church Today

The Desperate Need of the Church Today The Desperate Need of the Church Today By Mark A McGee Chapters Our Need......... 3 Our Responsibility.. 9 Our Need What is the desperate need of the Church today? I use the word desperate because that

More information

MINOOKA BIBLE CHURCH

MINOOKA BIBLE CHURCH MINOOKA BIBLE CHURCH The ARTICLES OF FAITH GOD 1 2 3 We believe that there is but one living and true God, Who is spirit in nature, existing 4 5 6 eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

More information

Lesson 11. The Law is Established. Romans 3:31-4:1-25

Lesson 11. The Law is Established. Romans 3:31-4:1-25 Lesson 11 The Law is Established Romans 3:31-4:1-25 After spending much time addressing and explaining that by the works of the Law no man will be justified, Paul stresses that God is the justifier of

More information

Right in God s Sight

Right in God s Sight Right in God s Sight Studies from the Book of Romans Lesson 9 Romans 7:1 13 Romans 7:1 6 Freed From the Law Paul began in chapter 6 with the first of a three part presentation on the believer s sanctification.

More information

The Holy Spirit. Image from: 3 Week Sermon Study

The Holy Spirit. Image from:  3 Week Sermon Study The Holy Spirit Image from: www.lightstock.com 3 Week Sermon Study 1 Corinthians 6:19 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that

More information

11/8/2015 Do You Believe in. Life After Death? Do You Believe? Barry Johnson CHURCH OF CHRIST, BROOKFIELD

11/8/2015 Do You Believe in. Life After Death? Do You Believe? Barry Johnson CHURCH OF CHRIST, BROOKFIELD 11/8/2015 Do You Believe in Life After Death? Do You Believe? Barry Johnson CHURCH OF CHRIST, BROOKFIELD John 5: 29 (NIV) Thesis: Mortality is the consequence of sin and is countered by the gospel promise

More information

If a person is living in the new age of Christ they are living in the realm of righteousness and life. They are under the power of grace.

If a person is living in the new age of Christ they are living in the realm of righteousness and life. They are under the power of grace. Romans 6:1-14 The Transfer Chapter 6 and 7 continue to reveal that the justified believer has been transfer permanently into a new kingdom. This is a continuation of assuring the believer of their salvation.

More information

Bible Study Questions on The Book of Romans by David E. Pratte

Bible Study Questions on The Book of Romans by David E. Pratte Bible Study Questions on The Book of Romans by David E. Pratte A workbook suitable for Bible classes, family studies, or personal Bible study Available in print at www.gospelway.com/sales Bible Study Questions

More information

How Misinterpreting the Term Flesh Tarnishes One s View of the Scriptures

How Misinterpreting the Term Flesh Tarnishes One s View of the Scriptures How Misinterpreting the Term Flesh Tarnishes One s View of the Scriptures This section addresses two examples of how misinterpreting the term flesh has brought confusion to Christ s body. The two examples

More information

Through Repentance to Faith

Through Repentance to Faith PROOF Lesson 3 Through Repentance to Faith I. Introduction A. Laying the Foundation i. Confrontation ii. Revelation iii. Acknowledgment iv. Confession Through Repentance to Faith B. To build on a foundation,

More information

SO GREAT A SALVATION THE WORK OF CHRIST THE CHRISTIAN TEACHING PODCAST EPISODE 8 (APRIL 2018)

SO GREAT A SALVATION THE WORK OF CHRIST THE CHRISTIAN TEACHING PODCAST EPISODE 8 (APRIL 2018) SO GREAT A SALVATION THE CHRISTIAN TEACHING PODCAST EPISODE 8 (APRIL 2018) SERIES: BIBLE BASICS FOR NEW BELIEVERS WWW.CHRISTIANTEACHING.ORG THE WORK OF CHRIST THE PRIMARY ISSUE THE WORK OF CHRIST ANSWERS

More information

Sunday Where Sin Abounded Romans 6:1-11; Colossians 3:9; Ephesians 4:22, 23. Salvation By Faith Alone / The Book Of Romans: Lesson 7 Overcoming Sin

Sunday Where Sin Abounded Romans 6:1-11; Colossians 3:9; Ephesians 4:22, 23. Salvation By Faith Alone / The Book Of Romans: Lesson 7 Overcoming Sin 1 Salvation By Faith Alone / The Book Of Romans: Lesson 7 Overcoming Sin Memory Text: For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. (Romans 6:14) Setting The Stage:

More information

Grace & Truth Bible Church Doctrinal Statement

Grace & Truth Bible Church Doctrinal Statement Grace & Truth Bible Church Doctrinal Statement 1. The Scriptures We believe that the Bible is the Word of God; God-breathed, infallible and inerrant in the original manuscripts; having been written by

More information

Sample Copy. core values & beliefs

Sample Copy. core values & beliefs core values & beliefs core values & beliefs forward Our core values and beliefs booklet is an attempt to provide a brief summary of who the Vineyard is and what we believe. Our Statement of Purpose is

More information

STATEMENT OF FAITH 1

STATEMENT OF FAITH 1 STATEMENT OF FAITH 1 THE SCRIPTURES The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author,

More information

ARTICLES OF FAITH. I. The Triune God*

ARTICLES OF FAITH. I. The Triune God* ARTICLES OF FAITH I. The Triune God* 1. We believe in one eternally existent, infinite God, Sovereign Creator and Sustainer of the universe; that He only is God, [creative and administrative,] holy in

More information

The Christian s life - fully focused on Christ.

The Christian s life - fully focused on Christ. Introduction: What was Martha s problem in Luke 10:38-42? All of Martha s busyness and activity caused her to lose focus on what was really important - Jesus Himself! Instead of being focused on what I

More information

Memory Book IT S STILL ALL ABOUT JESUS. Zion Lutheran School 2017/18 5th & 6th Grade

Memory Book IT S STILL ALL ABOUT JESUS. Zion Lutheran School 2017/18 5th & 6th Grade Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 ESV Zion Lutheran School 2017/18 5th & 6th Grade Memory Book IT S STILL ALL ABOUT JESUS Lesson 64: If you confess with your mouth

More information

What Every Christian Needs to Know Lesson 13 Salvation From the Power of Sin

What Every Christian Needs to Know Lesson 13 Salvation From the Power of Sin What Every Christian Needs to Know Lesson 13 Salvation From the Power of Sin INTRODUCTION You have probably heard the phrase, ignorance is bliss which has been around for years. It basically means that

More information

Holy Spirit THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE LIFE OF A CHRISTIAN

Holy Spirit THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE LIFE OF A CHRISTIAN Holy Spirit THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE LIFE OF A CHRISTIAN Lesson 5 When Jesus poured out the Spirit on all flesh on the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit started His ministry in the life of the Christians.

More information

Becoming New Believers faithfully represent Christ by living as new creations reconciled to Him.

Becoming New Believers faithfully represent Christ by living as new creations reconciled to Him. Session 11 Becoming New Believers faithfully represent Christ by living as new creations reconciled to Him. 2 CORINTHIANS 5:16-21; 6:1-2 Humans are relational by nature. Some of the greatest joys in life

More information

CHAPTER 5 Peace with God (5:1 11) Grace greater than sin and death (5:12 21)

CHAPTER 5 Peace with God (5:1 11) Grace greater than sin and death (5:12 21) Romans Chapters 5 8 I. RECONCILIATION CHAPTER 5 Peace with God (5:1 11) Grace greater than sin and death (5:12 21) II. FREEDOM FROM SIN AND THE LAW CHAPTERS 6 & 7 Freedom from the slavery of sin (6:1 14)

More information

January 16, 2018 Romans 6:1-23 1

January 16, 2018 Romans 6:1-23 1 For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith

More information

We believe in the inspiration of the Bible. The Bible, as canonized in its 66 Books does not

We believe in the inspiration of the Bible. The Bible, as canonized in its 66 Books does not OUR DOCTRINAL STATEMENT: The W ord of God We believe in the inspiration of the Bible. The Bible, as canonized in its 66 Books does not simply contain, but is in fact, the Word of God. It is the only complete

More information

Water Baptism. God commands all believers to be water baptised. Faith, repentance and water baptism

Water Baptism. God commands all believers to be water baptised. Faith, repentance and water baptism Water Baptism God commands all believers to be water baptised In Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16 and Acts 2:38, God instructs all humans who are believers and disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ to be water baptised.

More information

God s Love Is Unconditional

God s Love Is Unconditional God s Love Is Unconditional This falsehood is closely related to the once saved always saved lie and has also done great harm to the church. Once again, this lie would have no foothold in the church if

More information

PHILIPPIANS, COLOSSIANS & PHILEMON

PHILIPPIANS, COLOSSIANS & PHILEMON PHILIPPIANS, COLOSSIANS & PHILEMON By Duane L. Anderson PHILIPPIANS, COLOSSIANS & PHILEMON Copyright 1998 Duane L. Anderson American Indian Bible Institute Box 511 Norwalk, California 90651-0511 www.aibi.org

More information

1. What is man s primary purpose? Man s primary purpose is to glorify God 1 and to enjoy Him forever. 2

1. What is man s primary purpose? Man s primary purpose is to glorify God 1 and to enjoy Him forever. 2 The Westminster Shorter Catechism 1 1. What is man s primary purpose? Man s primary purpose is to glorify God 1 and to enjoy Him forever. 2 2. What authority from God directs us how to glorify and enjoy

More information

Step 12. Sharing the Vision. 16 Twelve Steps In Christ

Step 12. Sharing the Vision. 16 Twelve Steps In Christ Step 12 16 Twelve Steps In Christ Step 12 Step 12 Notes: Step 12 We, having been born again, will in love share His Gospel with others, asking Him to set up divine appointments with those whom He has called.

More information

Berten A. Waggoner National Director The Vineyard USA A Community of Churches Sugar Land, Texas January 2006

Berten A. Waggoner National Director The Vineyard USA A Community of Churches Sugar Land, Texas January 2006 The need for a statement of faith arose shortly after the beginning of the Vineyard movement in 1983. We were growing quite rapidly and people were coming into the movement from a variety of theological

More information

Lesson 3 Confidence in the Flesh and Paul s Example Philippians 3

Lesson 3 Confidence in the Flesh and Paul s Example Philippians 3 Lesson 3 Confidence in the Flesh and Paul s Example Philippians 3 Previously From prison in Rome, Paul is writing to the church at Philippi, which he founded along with Silas and Timothy about 15 years

More information

Lesson 1 ~ Romans 1:1-17

Lesson 1 ~ Romans 1:1-17 Romans Worksheets 1 Lesson 1 ~ Romans 1:1-17 Verses 1-7 1. How does Paul introduce himself to the Roman Christians? 2. Why do you think he took 6 verses to introduce himself? 3. How was Jesus declared

More information

ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED? By Apostle Joel Yates

ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED? By Apostle Joel Yates ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED? By Apostle Joel Yates History: John Calvin lived at the same time as Martin Luther and was one of the original reformers that left the Catholic Church. He wrote several writings

More information

Romans 6:1-4, 12-14, LESSON: RAISED TO NEW LIFE July 31, 2016

Romans 6:1-4, 12-14, LESSON: RAISED TO NEW LIFE July 31, 2016 SYNOPSIS: PITWM VERSE BY VERSE Romans 6:1-4, 12-14, 20-23 LESSON: RAISED TO NEW LIFE July 31, 2016 Chapter 5:1-11 Now since we are actuality justified as a result of faith, we can now have peace with God

More information

God s Plan of Salvation

God s Plan of Salvation God s Plan of Salvation The Bible calls all believers to be in a lifelong pursuit of increasing in knowledge and love of the LORD and His people. Philippians 1:9-11 And this is my prayer: that your love

More information

Receiving the Holy Spirit

Receiving the Holy Spirit Receiving the Holy Spirit Apostle Paul: 2 Let me ask you this one question: Did you receive the Holy Spirit by obeying the law of Moses? Of course not! You received the Spirit because you believed the

More information

Please Print Last Name First Middle Address. Present Address Street City, State Zip Code Contact Telephone Number

Please Print Last Name First Middle  Address. Present Address Street City, State Zip Code Contact Telephone Number Employment Application (Revised 10.27.16) The information given on this form is solely for the use of Bay Area Christian School and will be held in the strictest confidence. It will be to the applicant

More information

Characteristics of Sin

Characteristics of Sin Characteristics of Sin Characteristics of Sin Fact Sheet on Flesh / Sin Nature in NIV Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread

More information

THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD (JOHN 8-9)

THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD (JOHN 8-9) Name Page 49 Lesson 6 THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD (JOHN 8-9) Jesus Christ is "the of the world" (John 8: 12). As we learned in John 3:19-21, there are those who hate the Light and there are those who come to

More information

The Freedom of the Christian

The Freedom of the Christian The Freedom of the Christian Andrew Murray Wellington, 1882. Excerpt from a New Life, ch. 49 by "Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. Being made free from sin, Ye have

More information

ReNEWed Hope Monday Gathering Week4: Breastplate of Righteousness October 3, ~Now Believers are to Put on the Breastplate of Righteousness

ReNEWed Hope Monday Gathering Week4: Breastplate of Righteousness October 3, ~Now Believers are to Put on the Breastplate of Righteousness ReNEWed Hope Monday Gathering Week4: Breastplate of Righteousness October 3, 2016 ~Now Believers are to Put on the Breastplate of Righteousness Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be

More information

And now Paul points to himself like a stain-glassed window where all the colors of mercy and grace and love come alive! Sinners can be saved!

And now Paul points to himself like a stain-glassed window where all the colors of mercy and grace and love come alive! Sinners can be saved! Introduction In the opening of his letter Paul calls on Timothy to defend the faith (vv.1-11) but now defines the minister (vv.12-17). Paul appeals to his own commission and conversion as an example of

More information

HOLY BIBLE TRINITY JESUS CHRIST VIRGIN BIRTH REDEMPTION

HOLY BIBLE TRINITY JESUS CHRIST VIRGIN BIRTH REDEMPTION Our vision is simple. We desire to love God, serve people, teach the Word, and change the world. We are doing this by remaining true to the Holy Spirit and God s Word. We desire to be a church that reaches

More information

Water Baptism. Jesus Commands Series INTRODUCTION WHAT IS WATER BAPTISM? NOTES:

Water Baptism. Jesus Commands Series INTRODUCTION WHAT IS WATER BAPTISM? NOTES: Water Baptism INTRODUCTION After we repent and accept the Lord Jesus as our savior, we become God s children and we have a new life. One thing that every believer should do after accepting Christ is to

More information

The Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church

The Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church The Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church The faith community of Liberty Corner joins Christians around the world and across the ages to declare the core of our faith. These beliefs guide us and unite us

More information

Galatians Duane L. Anderson

Galatians Duane L. Anderson Galatians by Duane L. Anderson Galatians Copyright 2003 Duane L. Anderson American Indian Bible Institute Box 511 Norwalk, CA 90651-0511 www.aibi.org Galatians I. The Galatians knew that Paul was a faithful

More information

~ Jaco Kruger ~ ~

~ Jaco Kruger ~  ~ I am justified by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus; there is no condemnation and I am free from the law of sin and death. I am sanctified, called out of the world and given wisdom

More information

7/30/2017 Be Ye Holy 1

7/30/2017 Be Ye Holy 1 "Be Ye Holy" Have you thought about what it means to be holy? Hello, I m Phil Sanders, and this is a Bible study In Search of the Lord s Way. Today we re going to take a serious look at our need to be

More information

In verses John invites us to examine our own spiritual growth.

In verses John invites us to examine our own spiritual growth. Introduction We come to a pause or a parenthesis in our text. It is a pause with a purpose; John wants to reassure his readers about their own relationship and fellowship with the Lord. John also wants

More information

THE GOSPEL OF GOD: ROMANS

THE GOSPEL OF GOD: ROMANS THE GOSPEL OF GOD: ROMANS From Dust to Destiny Romans is the chief part of the New Testament and the very purest gospel every Christian should know it word for word, by heart, and occupy himself with it

More information

god so loved the world

god so loved the world study 1 Why We Need a Savior The world today is troubled. Men and women everywhere are seeking the solution to their insurmountable problems personal, social, national, and international. Underneath it

More information

The Seventh Commandment The Sanctity of Marriage Lo Tineaf (Exodus 20:14) Thou shalt not commit adultery

The Seventh Commandment The Sanctity of Marriage Lo Tineaf (Exodus 20:14) Thou shalt not commit adultery The Ten Commandments, The Laws Governing Man s Duty To Others (Part 7): Commandment Seven Concerns Man s Family Never Commit Adultery or Immorality, Exodus 20: The Seventh Commandment The Sanctity of Marriage

More information

Context of Romans 6-8

Context of Romans 6-8 Context of Romans 6-8 A study on the doctrine of... SANCTIFICATION ROMANS 6-8 by Dr. D. W. Ekstrand (This study of Romans 6-8 utilizes the NASB text) Romans 5 teaches that all those who place their trust

More information

The Surpassing Greatness of Knowing Christ Philippians 3:1 16

The Surpassing Greatness of Knowing Christ Philippians 3:1 16 The Surpassing Greatness of Knowing Christ Philippians 3:1 16 I. Introduction A. Seven Keys - Servanthood (1:1) - Partnership (1:3-5) - Work (1:6) - Right minded (1:7) - Love (1:8-9) - Excellence (1:10)

More information

The conversion of the apostle Paul

The conversion of the apostle Paul 1 (Part One) Saul of Tarsus (as the Apostle Paul was known before his conversion) seemed the most unlikely person to embrace the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Yet he did. And his conversion testifies

More information

Pax Romana Peace of Rome

Pax Romana Peace of Rome Isaiah 9:6-7 (NIV) 6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

More information

Redeemed. Knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things but with precious blood, the blood of Christ. I Peter 1:18-19

Redeemed. Knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things but with precious blood, the blood of Christ. I Peter 1:18-19 Redeemed Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified do you not know that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price; I Corinthians 6:11,19-20

More information

Then he believed in the Lord; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness. GENESIS 15.6

Then he believed in the Lord; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness. GENESIS 15.6 Salvation, Assurance Then he believed in the Lord; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness. GENESIS 15.6... I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand. EXODUS 33.22b The Lord

More information

The Language of Salvation Richard G. Howe, Ph.D.

The Language of Salvation Richard G. Howe, Ph.D. The Language of Salvation Richard G. Howe, Ph.D. In 1 John 2:2 one encounters the technical term propitiation (Greek: ijlasmovv [hilasmos]) relating to the work of Christ on the cross. Propitiation is

More information

A Quiz on the Doctrine of Salvation

A Quiz on the Doctrine of Salvation A Quiz on the Doctrine of Salvation At the heart of the Christian faith is this statement: God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8). Christians are

More information

UNDERSTANDING SALVATION Part 2 Titus 3:3-7 By Andy Manning July 31, 2017

UNDERSTANDING SALVATION Part 2 Titus 3:3-7 By Andy Manning July 31, 2017 UNDERSTANDING SALVATION Part 2 Titus 3:3-7 By Andy Manning July 31, 2017 The title of this sermon is Understanding Salvation. This is a two part sermon that we began last week. Last week we learned that

More information

18. I became a child of God (John 1:12; 1 John 3:1-2).

18. I became a child of God (John 1:12; 1 John 3:1-2). Page 28 What Happened to Me When I Was Saved? Name SA. WHAT HAPPENED TO ME THE MOMENT I WAS SAVED? 18. I became a child of God (John 1:12; 1 John 3:1-2). In 1 John 3:10 we learn that there are two groups

More information

GALATIANS - SERMON 25 GALATIANS 5:16-17 THE WAR BETWEEN SPIRIT AND FLESH Pastor Max Doner, Sovereign Grace Bible Church Lebanon, Oregon 7 June 1998

GALATIANS - SERMON 25 GALATIANS 5:16-17 THE WAR BETWEEN SPIRIT AND FLESH Pastor Max Doner, Sovereign Grace Bible Church Lebanon, Oregon 7 June 1998 GALATIANS - SERMON 25 GALATIANS 5:16-17 THE WAR BETWEEN SPIRIT AND FLESH Pastor Max Doner, Sovereign Grace Bible Church Lebanon, Oregon 7 June 1998 INTRODUCTION: Read Galatians 5:16-17 I say then: Walk

More information

1 What spiritual legacy can you point to in your family?

1 What spiritual legacy can you point to in your family? 1 What spiritual legacy can you point to in your family? For the Scriptures tell us, Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith. Romans 4:3 (NLT) 2. Has anyone ever made

More information

Perseverance Of The Saints

Perseverance Of The Saints Perseverance Of The Saints Introduction. Many sincere religious people believe that once a sinner has been redeemed by Christ, it is impossible for him to so sin as to fall from the grace of God and be

More information

BASIC TRAINING Boot Camp: Sanctification Romans 6:15-23

BASIC TRAINING Boot Camp: Sanctification Romans 6:15-23 15 What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! 16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, [c] you are slaves of the one whom

More information

Proposition: In this passage, God declares that seeking the LORD is to give him the glory as you seek him alone with all your heart.

Proposition: In this passage, God declares that seeking the LORD is to give him the glory as you seek him alone with all your heart. Title: What Is It to Seek the LORD? Text: Jeremiah 29: 13 Date: December 8, 2016 Place: SGBC, New Jersey Jeremiah 29: 13: And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

More information

Salvation Doctrines. You are in the eternal plan of God, sharing the destiny of the Lord Jesus Christ. As such you are:

Salvation Doctrines. You are in the eternal plan of God, sharing the destiny of the Lord Jesus Christ. As such you are: Salvation Doctrines "The Christian who does not understand what God has done in the past, and does not have faith in what God will do in the future, will be overwhelmed by today's crisis." Chester McCalley

More information

Articles of Faith Grace Bible Church, Coeur d Alene, ID Adopted May 3, 2009

Articles of Faith Grace Bible Church, Coeur d Alene, ID Adopted May 3, 2009 Articles of Faith Grace Bible Church, Coeur d Alene, ID Adopted May 3, 2009 In the following Articles of Faith, all Scripture references are to be interpreted as translated in the Authorized (King James)

More information

I am speaking in human terms is two words ἀνθρωπινος anthrøpinos (ahn-throh -pih-nahs) and λέγω legø

I am speaking in human terms is two words ἀνθρωπινος anthrøpinos (ahn-throh -pih-nahs) and λέγω legø Romans 6:19 I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness, resulting in further lawlessness, so now

More information

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews The Superior Covenant (Continued) Hebrews 10:1-39 I. PERFECT IN SACRIFICE (Hebrews 10:1-13) A. The Shortcoming of the Shadow (Hebrews 10:1-4) 1. The shadow

More information

Doctrinal Statement Version 1 July 28, 2015

Doctrinal Statement Version 1 July 28, 2015 Doctrinal Statement Version July 28, 20 The Holy Scriptures The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is the record of God's revelation of Himself to man. Thus the sixty-six books of the

More information

Spiritual Formation The Role of the Holy Spirit

Spiritual Formation The Role of the Holy Spirit Spiritual Formation The Role of the Holy Spirit I. Introduction A. Spiritual transformation is not just a matter of doing the disciplines. God the Holy Spirit provides the power to transform you character

More information