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Romans 5:1-21: Justified! Our Benefits

When we arrive at Chapter 5 of Romans, it is as if Paul pauses and takes in a deep breath. I can see his hands waving, pointing backward, meaning that all that he has said so far is coming to a close, and he is transitioning to his next big thought. He says, “Therefore since…

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Romans 3:9-31: Being Made Right

Sin affects everything “No one is righteous—    not even one.No one is truly wise;    no one is seeking God.All have turned away;    all have become useless.No one does good,    not a single one.”“Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave.    Their tongues are filled with lies.”“Snake venom drips from their lips.”“Their mouths are full of cursing and…

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Rejoice! The Lord is King!

Sing, Daughter Zion; shout aloud, Israel!Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, Daughter Jerusalem!The Lord has taken away your punishment,    he has turned back your enemy.The Lord, the King of Israel, is with you;    never again will you fear any harm.On that day they will say to Jerusalem,“Do not fear, Zion; do not let your hands hang limp.The Lord your God is with you,…

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