Hebrews 11:1 lets us know that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. If something is visible and can be easily accessed, faith is simply not involved. The Greek word for faith here is “pistis” and it simply means persuasion or moral conviction. When a person is persuaded, there is hardly ever anything that can change their mind.
Have you ever been to a courtroom where a person is found guilty and yet, instead of the judge sentencing them to a number of years in prison or giving them any sort of punishment, this person is told to do a certain thing that would prevent the person from serving any sort of punishment. Weird right? It doesn’t happen because you can only be set free when you’re not found guilty.
And with all these questions come several fingers pointing at God, saying: He isn’t good. But is this really true?
As Christians, do we love all our neighbours or just some of them? Do we love even those who have hurt us or only nice people?
Is God in the old testament different from the new testament? Did he really change or did man just see Him differently? What does the Bible say about Him?
Hey folks! It’s been a while and I’m happy to be back, I needed a break and in all honesty, I’m still taking that break. I’m hopping in for a while and I’ll be back by the end of the month, hopefully. We’ll be talking about the differences between attendance and fellowship… Attendance So let’s…Continue Reading “Attendance or Fellowship: Set Your Priorities Right.”
Here comes the finalllll! We made it to Romans 16 commentary!🙌🏽 This is going to be the shortest entry so far but I want you to learn from it still. Let’s go…🏃🏽♀️🏃🏽♀️ 16:1– Phoebe was the woman who delivered Paul’s letter to the Romans. She was highly commended by him. 16:1-15– These verses consist of…Continue Reading “ROMANS 16 STUDY AND COMMENTARY”
Yet again, we would discuss Romans 15 which talks about the weak brother and the strong brother Romans 15:1-2– In Chapter 14, Paul encourages the strong to bear the scruples(weaknesses) of the weak. He says the strong should please the weak but for edification purposes. He didn’t mean please others and displease God, but please…Continue Reading “ROMANS 15 STUDY AND COMMENTARY”
Romans 14 emphasises on spiritual growth as do other chapters Romans 14:1– Paul says we should receive believers who are weak in faith. The Greek word for “weak” is “astheneō” and could refer to physical or spiritual weakness. The next two words let us know which one Paul was referring to, “in faith”, so it’s…Continue Reading “ROMANS 14 STUDY AND COMMENTARY”
Hi hi! I hope you’re doing great, as I am. If you haven’t read Chapters 11 and 12, you can do so here and here. And if you haven’t been following, I got you too. I have compiled all the chapters in one place and you can view and choose any of your choice here….Continue Reading “ROMANS 13 STUDY AND COMMENTARY”
Romans 11- Salvation for all men Romans 11:1– Paul tells the Jews that they aren’t excluded from salvation. They may have thought that since the Gentiles could get saved, they wouldn’t be a part of God’s plan anymore, but Pail tells them it’s not so. 11:2-5– Paul reminds them how God had preserved 7,000 people…Continue Reading “ROMANS 11 STUDY AND COMMENTARY”
Romans 12- Believers’ Edification Romans 12:1– Paul urges believers to live their lives as worship unto God, offering our bodies as a living sacrifice. This is like what Paul said in Romans 6:13, we should give our membership instruments of righteousness. If sacrifices were offered in the temple and our bodies are temples of the…Continue Reading “ROMANS 12 STUDY AND COMMENTARY”
The beauty of the Gospel- Romans 10 Romans 10:1– Paul kept praying for the salvation of the Jews, not because they did not know God but they put their trust in themselves and in the law, just as we saw in Romans 9. Romans 10:2– The Jews had a zeal of God, which was well-known…Continue Reading “ROMANS 10 BIBLE STUDY AND COMMENTARY”
Romans 9 Study & Commentary 9:1-2– Paul had sorrow in his heart for the unbelieving Jews and he was letting them know. 9:3-5– Paul says he would be willing to be cut off from Christ if that would save the Jews, but we know that in itself is not possible because it is only through…Continue Reading “ROMANS 9 STUDY AND COMMENTARY”
At the end of Romans 7, Paul thanks God that salvation from the body of death comes through Jesus Christ. In Romans 8, we see how the love of Christ is demonstrated. 8:1– The Greek word for condemnation is “katakrima” which is pronounced as kat-ak-ree-mah, meaning an adverse sentence. There is no condemnation to them…Continue Reading “ROMANS 8 STUDY AND COMMENTARY”
Now in Romans 6 and 7, we would talk about how we could stop sinning while in grace. Chapters 1-3 talk about how all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. And in Chapters 4 and 5, Paul preaches grace. ROMANS 6 STUDY AND COMMENTARY 6:1-2– Answering the question asked at the…Continue Reading “A Guide to Romans Study and Commentary || Chapters 6 & 7”
Question: Now that we know grace abounds so much where there is sin, can we go ahead and keep sinning since we have grace?
Chapter 3 ends on the note saying that it is the law of faith that enables us to fulfill the law and Chapter 4 encompasses GRACE. So far, Paul has pointed out the fact that salvation is by faith and faith alone, he talks about the ungodly nature of men who have chosen to have reprobate minds and how God has given them up to their reprobate minds. In Chapter 3, we see Paul talk of 2 categories of people; the Jews and the Gentiles. The Jews were the people whom God had given the laws and told His promise, for this they felt like a special kind of people, judging others and being hypocritical. The second set of people, the Gentiles, were the ones who did not know or serve God and were regarded as outsiders and not God’s people. But Paul tells us that all the people, Jew or non-Jew had all fallen short of the glory of God, none was good and all needed saving. And this salvation could only come through faith and not works. In Chapter 4, he uses 2 examples to support his statement, Abraham and David.
Romans Chapter 2 talks about how the Jews seem to judge others because they think they have a special relationship with God, teaching and instructing the ignorant but yet, do not practice what they preach. He simply points out the fact that the law is not what makes us right with God What then does? Let’s look at Chapter 3.
The book of Romans is the longest and the clearest exposition by the Apostle Paul on the Gospel. This book contains the doctrinal foundation for the Christian faith, and it is for this reason that it was arranged first in order among the New Testament epistles. The truths presented here must be understood before proceeding to other doctrinal matters. In this letter, Paul dealt with a larger number of doctrinal issues than in any other of his epistles. His treatment of the doctrine of salvation by grace through faith was so masterfully done that its divine inspiration cannot be questioned.
the main focus of the Bible is Jesus Christ. The Old Testament was the preparation, the Gospels were the manifestation, the Act of the Apostles was the propagation/proclamation, the Epistles are the explanation and Revelation is the completion.
The True Mediator- Have you ever wondered where you’d end up after dying? If you asked me that some years ago, my answer would have been, ‘I don’t know mehn. With the way things are, I might go to hell.’ Tragic! I wasn’t comfortable with this fact, in fact, I was helpless. I had no…Continue Reading “The Lawyer & The Judge: The True Mediator”
The right way to express love was shown to us by Christ. Question: What if Christ only came to earth to say “I love you” and then He just ascended right back up to heaven? Would we truly understand? Pause. Don’t answer yet. As Christians, we tend to live our lives with more of a…Continue Reading “Let Your Words Find Expression”
Are you feeding on the word of God? Many times we would have heard this, What you feed is what grows. OR You are what you eat. I’m here to tell you that it’s very true. As a Christian, the times you spend not praying or studying are the times you’re most vulnerable. You might…Continue Reading “What Are You Feeding On?”
Let it go. This phrase is used most times to let go of anxiety and it’s true. Let me give a little behind the scenes gist, I put up 2 posts today because I was led to. None of them were in the initial plan, it was meant to be something different but somewhat related….Continue Reading “Let It Out, Let It Go and Let God”
I’ll start by saying this spiritual growth can never be over-emphasized. It’s as important as the air you breathe. Why? Others are depending on you for growth. 😱 You did not see that coming but it’s so true. When you grow spiritually, things become easier for you and that includes preaching the Gospel of Christ….Continue Reading “Emphasis on Spiritual Growth”
New Year is fasting time!!! Hello guys! Hope you’re doing well? 2019 has been good so far and surprisingly fast. This time last year, I had only just started understanding of salvation and I’m so so grateful for growth. In most churches and Christian communities, this is a season of prayer and fasting, basically to…Continue Reading “Fasting Szn”
Agape- The greatest kind of love LOVE:The basis of all existenceThe essence of our salvationThe One who lives withinFills our lungsAnd causes us to breathe forever.-Anesii I was going to write this post yesterday, I was charged up and all but when it was time to put pen to paper, I got stuck. (Oh yea!…Continue Reading “Agape”
I never really grew up with an understanding of salvation. I, for real, didn’t even know what it was until a while back, like earlier this year. And thank God for giving me the grace to understand it.It took a while but I was intentional about knowing. And I hope I’m able to help as…Continue Reading “Salvation. Not Salary”
I once read about the importance of having a quote in your post so I’ll be beginning this post with one about love. “Thou shalt love the Lord they God with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is…Continue Reading “LOVE”
Lately, I’ve been listening to messages from Pastor Michael Todd of Transformation Church and boy, are they amazing!Sound doctrine all over and he preaches really well, in my opinion. One series I was engaged in is titled ‘Inner Circle’. It contains three messages and if you can lay your hands on them, you should surely…Continue Reading “Inner Circle”
Dating Intelligently had me screaming ‘Yassss’ in my head as I read it, I agreed with it on so many levels and I learned from it too. You have to be whole before you become one with someone , half and half don’t make a whole in the Bible way. 1+1 make a whole. You…Continue Reading “Book Review || Dating Intelligently”
Becoming a Spectacular Woman taught me so muchc This is coming in rather too late, I read this in March but better late than never, yes?So yea, this book is simply amazingggg. Every word, every sentence, every page. It helped me a lot when I was struggling with letting go and letting God. It spoke…Continue Reading “Book Review || Becoming a Spectacular Woman”
Surrender.To yield oneself to an influence, emotion, passion, etc.Submission to the possession of another. Something I called “letting go”. Surrender… something I always found so difficult to do because I felt it wasn’t part of my settings. I did not understand the process and I let it affect my relationship with God. I was literally…Continue Reading “Surrender- An Action”