Romans 6 Series: Part 8, In This Hope We Were Saved

This is a guest post by Luke Gilkerson (who runs @covenanteyes) from Covenant Eyes. For Paul it all goes back to our faith in Christ. But this isn’t just any sort of faith. It isn’t just a general belief. It is profound faith. It is a resurrection-faith. “[I]f you confess with your mouth that Jesus… Continue reading Romans 6 Series: Part 8, In This Hope We Were Saved

Romans 6 Series: Part 7, Consider Yourselves Dead to Sin

This is a guest post by Luke Gilkerson (who runs @covenanteyes) from Covenant Eyes. “So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. Do not present your members to sin as instruments for… Continue reading Romans 6 Series: Part 7, Consider Yourselves Dead to Sin

Romans 6 Series: Part 6, What about Dying to Sin?

This is a guest post by Luke Gilkerson (who runs @covenanteyes) from Covenant Eyes. Why does all this talk of death and resurrection matter? Where do we learn how to die to our sin and live lives of holiness? When do we get the pep talk on mortifying our flesh and fighting our sin? I… Continue reading Romans 6 Series: Part 6, What about Dying to Sin?

Romans 6 Series: Part 2, Problem Created by Romans 1-5

This is a guest post by Luke Gilkerson (who runs @covenanteyes) from Covenant Eyes. The Problem Created by Romans 1-5 At the risk of writing something overly familiar to you, it is important to summary Paul’s argument in Romans 1-5. Paul’s gospel is as follows: The whole human race, Jew and Greek alike, is under… Continue reading Romans 6 Series: Part 2, Problem Created by Romans 1-5

What Does It Mean to Believe? What Does It Mean to Have Faith?

What is faith? What does it really mean to believe? Is it: a firm belief in something for which there is no proof, or something desired, and is expected to occur? complete unfounded confidence? makes up what is lacking in knowledge? a belief in the trustworthiness of an idea that has not been proven? a… Continue reading What Does It Mean to Believe? What Does It Mean to Have Faith?