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Cross-reference: Ro 8

We have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all...

This is season 1, episode 3 of Sunday Manuscripts. In case you’re new to the podcast, welcome. Currently, I’m replaying a sermon series on the book...

According to Paul in Ephesians 1:7, “In him we have redemption through his blood.” The Bible uses several words to describe our salvation—redemption...

First, God sovereignly chose his people to make them holy. Paul says, “He chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy...

This is season 1, episode 2 of Sunday Manuscripts. My original plan this week was to address the concerns and fears I’ve heard expressed by fellow...

God sovereignly chose his people for salvation. Throughout Scripture, we see God choosing people for various reasons. He once chose Israel to be his...

In the original Greek, Ephesians 1:3-14 is one sentence. Together these verses are one tightly-woven train of thought. They convey to us God’s plan...

This is season 1, episode 1 of Sunday Manuscripts. In case you don’t know or remember who I am—I’ve hardly published anything online for awhile—I’m...

Earlier today, I officiated the funeral service of James William Walter. Serving his family in this small way was an honor. The following is a...

Evidently, winter doesn’t pay attention to the calendar. It’s not supposed to begin until late December, but here it is, a foot of snow and...

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy,...

The light of nature demonstrates that there is a God who has lordship and sovereignty over all. He is just and good and does good to everyone....

The liberty Christ has purchased for believers under the gospel is found in their freedom from the guilt of sin, the condemning wrath of God, and...

God gave Adam a law of comprehensive obedience written in his heart and a specific precept not to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good...

Temporary believers and other unregenerate people may deceive themselves in vain with false hopes and fleshly presumptions that they have God’s...

Those God has accepted in the Beloved, effectually called and sanctified by his Spirit, and given the precious faith of his elect can neither...

God has granted that all those who are justified would receive the grace of adoption, in and for the sake of his only Son Jesus Christ (Eph 1:5; Gal...

Those God effectually calls he also freely justifies (Ro 3:24; 8:30). He does this, not by infusing righteousness into them but by pardoning their...

In God’s appointed and acceptable time, he is pleased to call effectually (Ro 8:30; 11:7; Eph 1:10-11; 2Th 2:13-14), by his Word and Spirit, those...

God was pleased, in his eternal purpose, to choose and ordain the Lord Jesus, his only begotten Son, according to the covenant made between them, to...

Though rational creatures are responsible to obey God as their Creator, the distance between God and these creatures is so great that they could...

God created humanity upright and perfect. He gave them a righteous law that would have led to life if they had kept it but threatened death if they...

God the good Creator of all things, in his infinite power and wisdom, upholds, directs, arranges, and governs all creatures and things (Heb 1:3; Job...

From all eternity God decreed everything that occurs, without reference to anything outside himself (Isa 46:10; Eph 1:11; Heb 6:17; Ro 9:15, 18). He...