Romans 4: It’s Faith

Paul used Romans 4 to make clear one major issue regarding salvation–it’s God, not us. His evidence? Abraham, the beginning of the nation of Israel. He lived before the time of the law of Moses, yet Paul writes: 1 What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, discovered in this [Read More…]

Luke 17: Faith Requires Forgiveness

It is much easier to believe in Jesus than to forgive those who mistreat us. The problem is that Jesus requires both. In Luke 17, Jesus taught: “If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them. 4 Even if they sin against you seven times in a day [Read More…]