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Saving Faith is Heart and Mouth

“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, ‘Everyone who believes in him will not…

Jesus: The End of Human Trying

“What shall we say, then? That Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained it, that is, a righteousness that is by faith; but that Israel who pursued a law that would lead to righteousness did not succeed in reaching that law. Why? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as if it…

He Calls Me Beloved

Warning the Spiritually Privileged (Romans 9:27-29) “And Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: ‘Though the number of the sons of Israel be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will be saved, for the Lord will carry out his sentence upon the earth fully and without delay.’ And as Isaiah predicted, ‘If…

Unveiling ALL His Glory: It’s All About Him

God is Unveiling ALL His Glory (Romans 9:22-23) “What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, in order to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory…” (Romans…

The Sovereign Mercy of God

That’s Not Fair! Here is how Paul says it, “What shall we say then? Is there injustice on God’s part?” (Romans 9:14 ESV) This isn’t the first time Paul has taught this or wrote about this. Paul preached and taught everywhere he went. He knew how people generally responded to what he was saying. Here…

God’s Sovereign Grace

Children of DNA or Children of Promise? (Romans 9:6-13) “But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel, and not all are children of Abraham because they are his offspring, but ‘Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.’ This means that…

Money Wise

The Ant Life “Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest.” (Proverbs 6:6–8 ESV) “The ants are a people not strong, yet they provide their food in the summer.” (Proverbs 30:25) Consider…