Grace

The Stone That Made People Stumble - Romans 9:25 – 9:33 (commentary)

Paul quotes Hosea 2:23, which declares that God would turn from the Jews and would call the Gentiles (v. 25). He quotes Isaiah 10:22 and 23 to show us that only a remnant of Israel would be saved, and that the greater number would suffer judgment (vv. 27-28). Today only a remnant …

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Slaves in Their Own Land - Nehemiah 9:32 – 9:39 (commentary)

D. The grace of God (vv 32-39) - God was good to His people when His people were not good to Him. In His mercy He didn’t give them what they deserved.The history of the children of Israel is brought up to date (v. 32). In the past they had enjoyed abundant blessings even th …

Rahab Hides the Spies - Joshua 2:1 – 2:11 (commentary)

Every single one of us has a past. There are very few people today that have not been touched by divorce. We have all heard the statistics that cite that roughly one-half of every marriage ends in divorce. Forty percent of young women before the age of 20 become pregnant here in …

Only by God’s Grace Can we Live The Christian Life - Titus 2:11 – 2:12 (commentary)

As we live day in and day out sometimes our feet begin to drag. The fact is that we cannot trust ourselves to always be steadfast or faithful. We can muster up courage to the best of our ability and yet fail. This is why it is so marvelous that something has been given to …

Paul’s Vision And Thorn in The Flesh - II Corinthians 12:1 – 12:10 (commentary)

In the previous chapter Paul’s focus of attention has been on earthly, physical experiences in the gospel. Now he shifts his attention to two experiences he has had from God. In order to avoid exalting himself he describes these experiences in the third person. The Revelat …