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Gospel 8 – Judicial approval

Earlier in his letter to the Romans, Paul has put forward the case that each and every kind of person, of whatever status and class, is under the ruling authority of sin – such that they are missing the mark … Continue reading

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Gospel 7 –Jewish objections to the Gospel and the conclusion

In the early part of his letter to Romans, the Apostle Paul presents humanity’s position, as we are by nature, with regards to God’s Judicial approval and establishes that God will use different principles of Judgment for Gentiles or non-Jews … Continue reading

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Gospel 6 – Judgment – Jews and Gentiles – Jews

The Apostle Paul had a legal frame of mind. Like a lawyer, he presents in his letter to the Romans, his case concerning the righteousness of God in the gospel. He tends to make a general statement and then gives … Continue reading

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The Gospel – Introduction – The period up to the Apostles

Let me consolidate some of the themes that we have seen in the Old Testament and gospels as I have presented them in earlier posts. God created the earth and it was ‘very good’. The creation of human beings in … Continue reading

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Jews, Gentiles and Christians

In His Covenant with Abram, God made certain promises and commitments to Abram and his fleshly descendants through Isaac – descendants who became the ‘children of Israel’ or the Israelites. It was through the nation of Israel that God chose to reveal His purposes concerning restoration and deliverance. It was through Israel that the Deliverer would come. It was through Israel that the other nations of the world would be blessed. As such, the ‘children of Israel’ were set apart. Continue reading

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Covenants after Abraham up until Jesus the Messiah

God’s Covenant with Abraham was not the last Covenant that God made. There are a number of Covenants recorded in the Jewish Scriptures that make up the Old Testament of our Bible. As to how many Covenants were made – well it depends on which Scripture commentator you read. Continue reading

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Abraham – Covenant and promise (3)

Here are God’s Covenant promises:

Abram will be the father of many nations

Abram’s name is to be changed to Abraham because God has made him the father of many nations

This is an everlasting Covenant between God and the descendants of Abraham (through Isaac) for generations to come

God will be their God

God will give the land of Canaan as an everlasting possession

For Abram

For his descendants

Sarai’s name is to changed to Sarah, because she is the mother of many nations

Abraham and Sarah will have a son who is to be named ‘Isaac’

God will establish His Covenant with Isaac Continue reading

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