Monthly Archives: June 2017

I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY Dr. Robert R. Seyda EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS CHAPTER FOUR (Lesson X) Verse 13: Abraham and his descendants received the promise that they would inherit the whole earth, but not because he followed the law. He … Continue reading

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I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY Dr. Robert R. Seyda EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS CHAPTER FOUR (Lesson IX) Verse 12: And Abraham is also the father of those who have been circumcised. But it is not their circumcision that makes him their … Continue reading

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POINTS TO PONDER

Sometimes people say things we just don’t want to hear. It upsets us because we don’t think it is the proper thing to say or the best way to say it. But instead of closing our ears and turning off … Continue reading

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SERENDIPITY FOR SATURDAY

OUR FATHER, ARE YOU STILL IN HEAVEN? When I was still very young, one of the first prayers I was taught to say before going to bed was this: “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord, … Continue reading

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I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY Dr. Robert R. Seyda EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS CHAPTER FOUR (Lesson VIII) Consequently, by being obedient to God’s will, each occasion then became like a seal stamped on the agreement document certifying their vow to remain … Continue reading

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I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY Dr. Robert R. Seyda EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS CHAPTER FOUR (Lesson VII) Scholar Albert Barnes adds his imprimatur to what others are saying about justification’s independence from good works: “Having shown that Abraham was justified by … Continue reading

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I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY Dr. Robert R. Seyda EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS CHAPTER FOUR (Lesson VI) British theologian Adam Clarke made this remark about what David said in the Psalm the Apostle Paul is using here to make his point: … Continue reading

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I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY Dr. Robert R. Seyda EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS CHAPTER FOUR (Lesson V) Verses 6-8: King David spoke about this when he described the happiness of an undeserving sinner who puts his trust in God without working … Continue reading

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I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY Dr. Robert R. Seyda EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS CHAPTER FOUR (Lesson IV) Bible scholar John Bengel suggests that by using the word “works,” Paul means those who, by their good deeds, perform all that the moral … Continue reading

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POINTS TO PONDER

In one of his books, William Blake, English poet, painter, and visual artistry pioneer (1757 – 1827), wrote the following proverb: “The fox condemns the trap, not himself.”1 How true this is of many today, especially politicians, who blame everyone … Continue reading

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