Study 2: Greetings, Brethren (1:1-17)
This study considers the introduction of Paul's letter to the church at Rome. The first seventeen verses of chapter one are examined in light of the Framework of Sovereign Grace.
Behold The Potter And The Clay
Romans 9:19-24: "Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will? Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: and that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, even us, whom he hath called, not of the…
Study 1: An Overview Of The Letter And Its Alignment With The Framework Of Sovereign Grace
A commentary styled series of studies which expounds Paul's epistle to the church at Rome, according to its leading structure and against the backdrop of the framework of sovereign grace. For this study, an overview structure for the letter is presented, together with its alignment to the masterplan of God for the ages.
Let Us Therefore Come Boldly
Some of the points covered in this sermon: • Identifying the main structure of Hebrews 4:14-16 • Examining Paul’s purpose for writing the Epistle to the Hebrews • Explaining how the gospel of grace in the New Testament is the same gospel of grace in the Old Testament • Highlighting the three offices ordained by God to meet the sinner’s need—(1) king, to rule the sinner; (2) prophet, to represent God to the sinner; (3) priest, to represent the sinner to God • Highlighting the three parts to the office of priest • Explaining how Jesus, the Son of God, perfectly fulfills the three parts as the sinner’s great high priest • Connecting the intercession of Christ with the petitions of His people • Explaining…
Could The Creatures Help Or Ease Us
Some of the points covered in this sermon: • This hymn speaks about the indispensable duty and exceptional privilege of God’s people to petition the Lord in time of need • Explaining where the doctrine of petition fits within the framework of sovereign grace • The first stanza emphasizes the necessity of God’s people to petition the Lord—the believer is rebuked for self-sufficiency, designed to produce conviction (a wounding of the heart) • The first four lines of the first stanza speak about the inadequacy of helpers other than God; the last four lines speak about the folly of forgetting God • The second stanza is an encouragement for God’s people to petition the Lord—the believer is put in remembrance of God’s all-sufficiency, designed to…
2 The Spiritual And Perpetual Covenants—Works And Redemption
Some of the points I cover in this teaching video: I believe the major biblical covenants may be arranged under two headings: (1) Two spiritual and perpetual covenants—Redemption and Works; (2) Four earthly and temporary covenants—Noahic, Abrahamic, Mosaic and Davidic. The New Covenant, properly speaking, is not an actual covenant, but rather, an explanation of the Covenant of Redemption to the Jewish people as a nation, within the context of the Mosaic economy and its laws. In this study, an explanation is given for the two spiritual and perpetual covenants: First, aligning these covenants with the Framework of Sovereign Grace; Second, emphasizing how the Covenant of Redemption is one and the same with the Covenant of Grace; Third, showing why the Covenants of Works and…