Monthly Archives: January 2020

Annotated Romans-Ro.9:24 -33-” a remnant”

Here in the concluding passage we shall examine three ideas namely children of the living God, a remnant and lastly Christ as the rock of offense. God is eternal. This being the case what does the expression ‘the living God’ … Continue reading

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Annotated Romans-Ro.9:19-23- “Good Works”

Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will? 20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why … Continue reading

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Annotated Romans-Ro.9:10-18- “Mercy of God”

It is God who shows mercy (v.16). While we discuss the nature of mercy no better lesson we could have than from the story of Ruth. At first let us consider God’s ways with regards to children of His promise … Continue reading

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Annotated RomansRo.9:4-9- “children of the promise”

When we consider the Israelites there are a number of features making their adoption as people of God as exceptional. When they groaned under the severity of tasks laid over them by Egyptian overseers  “And God heard their groaning, and … Continue reading

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Annotated Romans-Ro.9:1-3 “Called and justified”

In vv.1-3 we find the idea that runs parallel with the plea of Moses. “I wish that myself were accursed for my brethren’ writes St Paul. Whereas over the golden calf episode Moses had this “Yet now, if thou wilt … Continue reading

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Annotated Romans-Ro.8:28-39-“the elect”

The elect is any one who is a conqueror. It is not by might or weapons forged by man’s artifice but ‘through him that loved us (v.37). Love of God justifies anyone who has conquered his flesh and spirit. It … Continue reading

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Annotated Romans-Ro.8:27-28-” Fellowship of the Spirit”

Outpouring of the Spirit on the day of Pentecost was a gift. Jesus had promised to send the Spirit after his Ascension and it was given to lead every believer into the truth. It is given for building him up … Continue reading

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Annotated Romans-Ro.8:24-27-“the Comforter”

In the Gospel of John we are given the Mind of God and the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ revealed it in so many ways to all and sundry in diverse ways. He healed the sick ‘with the finger of … Continue reading

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Annotated Romans-Ro.8:19-22- “subject to vanity”

  God is a Spirit. He  has expressed His will and it is consistent throughout his kingdom. Such is the glory evident in the work of His hands, and it goes to the ends of the world (Ps.19:3). He created … Continue reading

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Annotated Romans-Ro.8:18-23- “first fruits of the Spirit”

“And not only they (whole creation), but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body(v.23)”. Significance of the first fruits is introduced … Continue reading

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