An Overview of Romans Part VI: Chapter Five

Peace with God Notice how chapter five begins, with a “therefore”, meaning, because of what just came before, now this. Now what? Peace with God. What does peace look like? Is it peace to have a day of bliss and not know if the next day will not be the same? Of course not. Anyone […]

An Overview of Romans Part V: Chapter Four

Imputed Righteousness by Faith Romans 4 may be considered, or perhaps retitled “The Citadel of the Doctrine of Faith Alone” because this is where we discover the key and beauty of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Martin Luther famously said that this doctrine is “the article upon which the Church stands or falls”. He was […]

A Fantastic Trilogy End That Fails

May the Fourth be with you! Before I dive into this review of the recent Star Wars trilogy, I want to make sure the reader understands that this is not meant to be simply a whinny review; something from one of those guys who need to pick a part every small detail of a movie […]

An Overview of Romans Part IV: Chapter Three

God is Always Just At the beginning of chapter three, therefore, Paul anticipates a series of objections to what he had just said, which we will sum up in this way, “Paul, if that’s true, then what was the point of all the circumcisions and adherence to the oracles of God? Doesn’t this mean that […]

An Overview of Romans Part III: Chapter Two

Jews No Better Than Gentiles This leads us to Paul’s next important point. While it is not certain exactly who Paul means in verse one, it becomes apparent he is speaking primarily to Jews; although in hindsight, we can see this being applicable to all those who see themselves as over and above the Gentile […]

An Overview of Romans Part II: Chapter One

Apostolic Authority The introduction of chapter one is filled with theological weight, the likes of which we won’t dive deeply into, rather in keeping with our principle for this study, are going to break it down in as meaningful and yet simple as we can. The Apostle is presenting his credentials as among those sent […]

An Overview of Romans Part I: Introduction

I’ve taken some time to do something I’ve been wanting to do for a while. Given the amount of free time I’ve unexpectedly had in the last few weeks, I thought this was an excellent time to begin this, which is an overview of the Book of Romans. This has originally been something I was […]

The Precedent for Tyranny

Over this Easter weekend, which was an extremely unique one, we saw Christians defy state orders to remain home and not gather in church, despite the threats of fines and arrest. At one church in Kentucky, the police littered the parking entrance to one church with nails to discourage people from going. At another, one […]