THE INDWELLING SPIRIT – Romans 8

The Holy Spirit is the blessed Spirit, a member of the GODHEAD, who takes up residence in Christian hearts in consequence of their being sons of God (Galatians 4:6), and in fulfillment of the apostolic promise of such an indwelling to all believers who will repent and be baptized for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38f), and is thus identifiable as the “Holy Spirit of promise” (Ephesians 1:13).

THE OLD TESTAMENT WITNESSES OF JESUS CHRIST – Romans 3:21

The verbal prophecies, numbering some 333, foretold the coming of the Messiah in such detail and clarity that hardly any phase of our Lord’s life and character was omitted.

CONCERNING SLEEP – Romans 13

Paul mentions, in Romans 13, a spiritual condition called “SLEEP,” and his call for people to AWAKEN out of it provides strong emphasis upon the dangers of such stupor.

THE SIX TRIALS OF JESUS CHRIST – Matthew 26 + 27

Christ was tried six times, three times before the Romans and three times before the Jewish tribunals.

DEAR FRIENDS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED INTEREST, ENCOURAGEMENT, AND PRAYERS – “Grace be with you all. Amen”

The supreme majesty and glory of the ineffable God, Creator and upholder of all things, whose existence is from everlasting to everlasting – let people contemplate such as this, and all of their petty misgivings and doubts will disappear.

I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL – Romans 1

The world, the flesh, and Satan. These powers must be overcome in salvation; nothing short of God’s power can do this; but the gospel does it, hence the propriety of calling it God’s power for salvation.

THANKSGIVING IN EVERYTHING – WHAT SHOULD BE REQUESTED OF GOD? – HOW DOES GOD ANSWER PRAYER? – Philippines 4

In everything. The text before us stresses the need of prayer in all of life’s conditions and circumstances. Any list, therefore, of things we should pray for must be partial and incomplete. “Everything” certainly covers a lot of territory.

WE REJOICE IN HOPE OF THE GLORY OF GOD – Romans 5

This marvelous peace is exactly the blessing which troubled man most needs and so incessantly seeks, even if his seeking is but an unfulfilled subconscious longing after it.

POLICE: ORDAINED BY GOD – Romans 13

The person in view, therefore, is the policeman, the legally constituted arm of human government, making the law-enforcement men of cities, states, and nations to be every where as much “ordained of God” as any minister of the gospel.

THE APOSTLES OF JESUS CHRIST – Romans 1

The apostles of Jesus Christ constituted the most interesting group of men ever to live upon earth. For nearly two thousand years already, children have learned with eagerness the names of the Twelve Apostles, and gray-headed men and women have gone down to the grave repeating the blessed words these men delivered to the human race.

OUR SUFFERINGS IN THIS PRESENT TIME – Romans 8

Such is the darkness of the epic tragedy of mankind, lost in sin, without God, and without hope in the world, until they shall turn to the Lord Jesus Christ.

WHO SHALL DELIVER ME OUT OF THE BODY OF THIS DEATH? Romans 7

This is the cry of every man who is not saved. In the large view, it is the agonizing cry of all the world, especially of the benighted populations of the pre-Christian ages.

ADOPTED BY A LOVING HEAVENLY FATHER – Romans 8:15

Christians are sometimes called “bondslaves” to Christ; but here their status is compared to that of children adopted by a loving father.

THE FREE GIFT OF GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD – Romans 6

It is the “buy now, pay later” aspect of the penalty of sin which commends it as an attractive employment for many; but this verse is a warning that payment is certain, and that “death” is the quid pro quo of sin. “This for that!”

“ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD” Romans 8

“All things” includes all sufferings, sorrows, infirmities, and everything else of a discouraging and calamitous nature which might befall God’s child on earth.