Category Archives: Church

Angels in Romans 8:28 and Matthew Barrett’s Canon, Covenant and Christology

Here is my Church Write-Up for today, followed by a brief write-up of an IVP review book that I received. A. The Bible study finished up Romans 8. One topic the pastor addressed was v 38’s statement that neither angels … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Romans 8:14-30 and Forgiveness

Some items from church this morning: A. The Bible study went through Romans 8:14-30, which talks about God’s Holy Spirit in the Christian life. The Spirit is God’s life and breath, which is added to our life and breath. Christians … Continue reading

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Romans 7-8 and Review of Discerning Ethics

Here are a few items from church, followed by a book write-up on an IVP review book. A. The Bible study was about Romans 7-8. The pastor said that the mind of the Christian is yielded to God and is … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Baptism and Love

Some items from church: A. The Sunday school class is continuing its way through Romans. Today, we covered Romans 6-7. The pastor, a Lutheran, said that baptism is more than a rite of Christian obedience. Rather, it is how God … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up about Romans 5-6, Tension, and Witnessing, and Book Write-Up about the IVP Reformation Commentary on Joshua, Judges, and Ruth

Some items from church, followed by a quick Book Write-Up: A. The Bible study was about Romans 5-6. The pastor will go into more detail about Romans 6 next week. The pastor, a Lutheran, was saying that water baptism is … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Romans 5:1-5

Some items from church this morning: A. We are continuing our Bible study through Romans. Today, we covered Romans 5:1-5. The teacher said that Christians do not earn their justification by believing, as if faith were a work. Rather, Christians … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Romans 4

Here are some items from church this morning: A. The Sunday school class covered Romans 4. The teacher explained three solas: Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, and Sola Fide. We are saved by God’s grace alone, and the means that we … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Romans 2-3

My church’s Bible study went through Romans 2-3 this morning. A. Claudius Caesar expelled the Jews, including Jewish Christians, from Rome in 49 CE. The house churches in Rome were now composed wholly of Gentiles and were Gentile in flavor. … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Romans 1-2 and Hope

A. At church, we continued our series on Romans. The pastor talked about Romans 1-2. Paul in Romans 1-3 demonstrates that humans have nothing in their hands to offer to God and thus need Christ as their savior. Gentiles believe … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Not Ashamed, Shalom Is Positive (and Thus Negative), the Sower’s Seed

Some items from church last Sunday: A. We started a class on Romans. In Romans 1:16, Paul states that he is not ashamed of the Gospel. Most Christians interpret that to mean that Christians should go out into the world … Continue reading

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