“And So, All Israel Shall Be Saved”

Paul reminded Gentile brethren at Rome that just as God was able to graft a branch from a wild olive tree into a tame tree, so He was able to graft in those natural branches broken off through their unbelief. “For I would not brethren have you ignorant of this mystery, lest ye be wise […]

“Babes In Christ …”

“And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, as unto babes in Christ. I fed you with milk, not with meat; for ye were not able to bear it. Nay, not even now are ye able …” (1 Cor. 3:1-2). The fact that these Corinthians were not spiritual, […]

“All Things Work Together For Good”

“And we know that to them that love God all things work together for good, even to them that are called according to his purpose” (Rom. 8:18). Few verses have been more misunderstood or misused than this passage. To some, the verse says that all lives are interwoven by God and that no matter what […]

“And The Law Came In Besides …”

This phrase is taken from a greater context which reads, “For as through the one man disobedience the man were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the one shall the many be made righteous. And the law came in besides, that the trespass might abound, but where sin abounded grace did abound more […]

“And This, Knowing The Season …”

“… that already it is time for you to awake out of sleep: for now is salvation nearer to us than when we first believed” (Rom. 13:11). “It is high time for you to awake out of sleep.” “Sleep” is used in the scriptures in at least three ways. Its primary meaning is physical sleep. […]

“Being Therefore Justified By Faith …”

“… we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have had our access by faith into this grace wherein we stand…” (Rom. 5:1-2a). The writer’s contrast of justification by the work of the law and justification through faith in Christ has been repeatedly made. The difference is simple … one […]

“Christ Sent Me Not To Baptize …”

“… but to preach the gospel, not in words of wisdom, lest the cross of Christ should be made void” (1 Cor. 1:17). Many brethren had come to Ephesus from Corinth while Paul was there. Those of the household of Chloe had informed him of the divisions present in Corinth (1:11). The arrival of Stephanas, […]

“But Now I Go To Jerusalem …”

These words from Romans 15:25 help date this Roman letter of Paul. The epistle as internal marks indicate, was written by the apostle on the conclusion of his third journey and very probably was sent from Corinth for the bearer of the letter was a certain Phoebe, “servant of the church at Cenchrea” (Rom. 16:1). […]

“Being Therefore Justified By Faith …”

“… we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have had our access by faith into this grace wherein we stand…” (Rom. 5:1-2a). The writer’s contrast of justification by the work of the law and justification through faith in Christ has been repeatedly made. The difference is simple … one […]

“Christ, The End Of The Law …”

“For Christ is the end of the law unto righteousness to everyone that believeth …” (Rom. 10:4). This passage is sometimes misunderstood and thus misapplied to teach something it was not discussing. Some use the passage to show that Christ removed the law, a truth taught in the scriptures, but not the intent of the […]