Faithlife Sermons • Sermon • • 43 views
On its own, the physical sign of circumcision is no guarantee of finding favour in the sight of God. It was intended to be the outward sign of inward consecration and should be accompanied by repentance, faith and obedience. Paul stresses that circumcision confers no special privileges upon individuals; it is faith in God, rather than any outward sign, that ensures that believers stand in a right relationship to God.
1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? 2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God. 3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? 4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every…
A survey of all of the pieces we have been studying in the first eight chapters of Romans. Very lengthy, but some of the most powerful theology there is.
We’re going to look at Paul’s trip to Thessalonica and then something he said to the Thessalonians that is very relevant for us today. 1 After they passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue. 2 As usual, Paul went into the synagogue, and on…
Sean Emslie • Sermon • • 17 views
Completing The Example of Timothy Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible Timothy, Timotheus (Person). Paul’s convert and companion, whose name means “one who honors God.” His name is often spelled Timotheus in the kjv. Timothy first appears in Acts 16:1–3 as Paul’s disciple whose mother “was a believer; but…