A BOOK WE CAN TRUST PART 11

John; The Gospel of the Son of God Key Texts: Theme – 1:1; Purpose – John 20:31 The Author There is evidence from Church History that John was the author of the fourth Gospel. The clearest is the testimony of Ireneas who wrote in the second half of the 2nd Century. His witness is important because... Continue Reading →

SIN IS THE TRANSGRESSION OF THE LAW; Romans Part 10

All Have Sinned (e) Sin is a Transgression  of the Law Romans 2:17-24 The title of this study is based upon the answer to the 14th question in   the  Shorter  Catechism,   “What  is  sin?...Sin  is  any  want  of conformity  unto,  or  transgression  of,  the  law  of  God.”    It  is  to  be expected  that  in  this ... Continue Reading →

A BOOK WE CAN TRUST CAN TRUST PART 10

Luke; The Tenderness of the Man Christ Jesus Key Text: 19:41 Luke's Prologue The opening four verses of Luke's Gospel contain one sentence, which is essentially Luke's introduction to his account of Christ's life. This sentence is recognised by scholars as being the work of a educated writer well versed in the Greek language. It... Continue Reading →

THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGEMENT OF GOD, Romans Part 9

For All Have Sinned (e) The Righteous Judgement of God Romans 2:5-16 In this chapter which focuses upon the spiritual needs of the Jewish people Paul supplies teaching regarding the “the righteous judgement of God” (v5).  His immediate intention was to show the Jews that although they judged others and regarded themselves as a spiritually superior... Continue Reading →

THE GOD DESPISERS, Romans Part 8

Part 8 For All Have Sinned (d) The God Despisers Romans 2:1-4 In presenting his argument that the world's depravity renders the Gospel absolutely necessary, Paul now turns his attention away from the pagan Romans to the religious Jews. While ch2v1 does not specifically state that it is the Jews he has in mind v17... Continue Reading →

A BOOK WE CAN TRUST PART 9

Luke; The Beloved Physician This study will focus upon Luke's biography, some of which we glean from Biblical history and some of which we learn from the uninspired accounts of early Christian history. It is important that we take time to think about this prominent figure in the annals of the early Church. He is important by... Continue Reading →

A BOOK WE CAN TRUST PART 8

Mark; The Work of the Servant Key Text: 10:45 Mark's Place as the Author Assured As with Matthew, there is nowhere within this, the briefest of the Gospel records, which confirms that Mark indeed was the author. Likewise, however, as with Matthew there has been no dispute over the authorship since the earliest days of... Continue Reading →

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