“Boasting” in 1 Thessalonians 2:19

 1 Thessalonians is an ancient letter from the missionary team of Paul, Silas, and Timothy to the newly planted church in Thessalonica.  The missionary team and the church plant had a deep bond of Christian love.  Paul and his team wanted so badly to get back to the church plant to be with the brothers… Continue reading “Boasting” in 1 Thessalonians 2:19

Subjection to the Governing Authorities

 Romans 13 was one of those parts of Scripture that were formative for me in my later teenage years.  I had to think about it quite a bit since I served in the U.S. Army (Reserves).  And it's still a text that I think about quite a bit since submitting to the civil government is… Continue reading Subjection to the Governing Authorities

Resources on Acts

Earlier this week I mentioned that I was preaching/teaching through the book of Acts.  Here is a list of resources that I've found helpful.  You might notice I don't have any online resources to suggest; you'll have to do that work on your own.  I have to admit I do very little online research since… Continue reading Resources on Acts

If You Confess With Your Mouth…

 Here's a great section of FF Bruce's commentary on Romans 10:6-13.  I love how Bruce just says it clearly, succinctly, and plainly, doing his best to simply reflect what Paul said.  "This is the gist of his commentary: God has brought his salvation near to us, in Christ.  We do not have to 'climb the heavenly… Continue reading If You Confess With Your Mouth…

F. F. Bruce on Justification

Bruce really sounds close to Luther here.  "God pronounces a man righteous at the beginning of his course, not at the end of it.  If he pronounces him righteous at the beginning of his course, it cannot be on the basis of works which he has not yet done; such justification is, on the contrary, 'an… Continue reading F. F. Bruce on Justification