Category: <span>New Testament</span>

In Romans 5-6, Paul wrote that justification provides believers with righteousness, life, and grace, triumphing over sin and death. But what about the Mosaic law, which Paul referred to in…

Commentary New Testament Romans

In Romans 5, Paul proposed that all of humanity is either represented by Adam or Christ. Those in the former lived under the reign of sin, death, and the law…

Commentary New Testament Romans

In Romans 1-4, Paul argued that Jews and Gentiles—all of humanity—have sinned against God. Since God judges impartially, all are guilty before Him. Only by faith in Christ’s death and…

Commentary New Testament Romans

In the first three chapters of Romans, Paul set forth a framework for understanding the righteousness of God as a judge. God’s impartiality toward Jews and Gentiles placed both groups…

Commentary New Testament Romans

In Romans, Paul described the righteousness of God reaching out to sinners of every ethnicity. Paul hoped that as the divergent Jew/Gentile population of the early church understood God’s indiscriminate…

Commentary New Testament Romans

While Paul had endured long journeys evangelizing as far as Macedonia and Achaia, his journey to Rome was perhaps the most difficult. Paul and company had to endure turbulent seas,…

Acts Commentary New Testament

In Acts 24-26, Luke described Paul’s defense before Governors Felix and Festus and King Agrippa II, the son of Agrippa I—who had “cruelly attacked some who belonged to the church,…

Acts Commentary New Testament

Paul’s appearance in the temple did not go as he had hoped. Having traveled as far as Achaia on his third missionary journey, Paul returned to Jerusalem with the gifts…

Acts Commentary New Testament

Luke provided little information regarding the transition between Paul’s second and third journeys. After landing back at Caesarea to conclude his second trip, Paul went up to Jerusalem to give…

Acts Commentary New Testament

After the Jerusalem Council and a season edifying the believers in Antioch, Paul requested of Barnabas, “Let’s go back and visit the brothers in every town where we have preached…

Acts Commentary New Testament