And They Saw a Great Light

What is Christmas all about? We often say “It’s about Jesus” and “it’s about family, joy, and happiness” and “It’s celebrating Immanuel (God with us)”. This is all very true, but one thing I always try to make us privy to is the danger of traditions becoming nothing but empty traditions. Here is a test […]

Who is the Logos?

Here I am going to do a brief, partial exegesis of John 1:1 in this article. Afterwards, my intention is to go farther past John 1:1 to exegete the rest of the prologue of John to get the clearest idea of what John is communicating to us. Originally, I set out here to do all […]

An Overview of Romans Part IX: Chapter Nine

Who is Israel? As if chapter 8 wasn’t controversial enough, we’re about to get even more controversial. Now we may not only be stepping on the toes of non-reformed people, but we may be stepping on the toes of premillennial believers. I hope you understand that neither of these are my intention; my desire is […]

An Overview of Romans Part VIII: Chapters 7 and 8

Chapter 7: Under Grace, not Law Don’t misunderstand the subtitle here, as it is not saying that we have a cheap-grace scenario. I intend those words as they were originally intended. How were they intended? Let’s answer that by looking at the analogy Paul gives at the beginning of chapter seven, which again, flows directly […]

An Overview of Romans Part VII: Chapter Six

Death in Adam, Life in Christ Paul begins chapter six with a rhetorical question, and you need to pay attention to these, because they are key to understanding Paul’s train of thought; he’s anticipating objections to his argument. If you’re asking questions that Paul isn’t asking, you’re not tracking with him. If you aren’t even […]

An Overview of Romans Part VI: Chapter Five

Peace with God Notice how chapter five begins, with a “therefore”, meaning, because of what just came before, now this. Now what? Peace with God. What does peace look like? Is it peace to have a day of bliss and not know if the next day will not be the same? Of course not. Anyone […]