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The Glory Road and the Path of Victory

Simplicity Series #34 The Glory Road and the Path of Victory “For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life … He who did not spare His own Son, but [...]

This Grace in Which We Stand

Simplicity Series #33 The Grace in Which We Stand (Romans 5) Our Security and Blessedness in the Love of God Introduction Paul has carefully laid out his teaching in Rom. 3:21–4:25 on the doctrine of justification. As we have seen, this topic has a two-fold focus: First, the justification, or [...]

The Father of Believers and the Focus of Faith

Simplicity Series #32 The Father of Believers and the Focus of Faith “Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus … Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness … For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ [...]

What of Those Who Have Never Heard?

Simplicity Series #31 The Gospel for the Nations What of Those Who Have Never Heard? “I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise, so as much as is in me, I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in [...]

The Glorious Message of the Gospel

Simplicity Series #30 The Glorious Message of the Gospel “Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God, which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed [...]

Faithful Living in Perilous Times

Faithful Living in Perilous Times “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God for salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; [...]

The Victorious Homecoming of the Saints

The Victorious Homecoming of the Saints Hebrews 12:22–24 “But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God … to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant …” In Memoriam This post is dedicated to veteran missionary Jim Parlier who received his promotion into eternity [...]

Building for Eternity

  Simplicity Series #26 Building for Eternity “If anyone’s work which he has built on it [the “foundation,” v. 11] endures, he will receive a reward.” 1Co 3:14 Review from Simplicity Series #25 We each choose to be either a wise or a foolish builder, Mat 7:24-27. The only true, [...]

Building the House of the Soul

  Building the House of the Soul “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Mat 7:24 I recently taught this class in a jungle village in Papua New Guinea. The pastors present [...]