Category Archives: NEW TESTAMENT

Romans 14 and the Gospel of Vegetarianism?

Does Romans 14 Abolish Laws on Unclean Meats? Many believe Romans 14 says that Christians are free from all former restrictions regarding the meats they may eat. They cite as proof verse 14, in which Paul wrote, “I know and … Continue reading

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Romans 13: Should Christians be doormats?

  Here’s some notes on this week’s seminar should-christians-be-doormats.doc and the notes from the “Church and Israel” discussion on Romans 9-11 rom-9-11.doc. I’ve included the sermon on Romans 11 sermon-rom-1133-36.doc to give you an idea how yours might look. The two PowerPoint … Continue reading

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Romans 8

romans-lecture-10.ppt   Here is the outline from this week’s seminar on Romans 8. Thanks for your input, guys. Just to confirm: next week I propose to select one or two class-members to preach at either/both Tuesday or Wednesday chapel. Be prepared!

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Romans: The Results of Justification

This week’s lecture on romans-lecture-7.ppt still develops the theme of Justification from Romans 5. Please check that your Romans 3 assignments are posted on your weblogs ASAP. Looking forward to reading your reviews of Conflict and Identity. and forthcoming lesson plans on … Continue reading

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Epistles of John: How holy can a Christian hope to be?

Here attached are the lecture notes for Tuesday night’s session on 1Jn 2  looking-at-1-john-2.doc  and the powerpoint on “Perfection in 1Jn 3?” ejohn-lecture-4.ppt (“How holy can a Christian hope to be?”). Note: I really hope that you disagree with me and … Continue reading

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Becoming the church

Isn’t it time we returned to biblical practices in our churches? John Piper has noted: So even though growth and upbuilding are from Christ, the head, it is the whole body that builds the body. And the word “whole” is … Continue reading

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Abraham in Romans 4: The Father of All Who Believe

by Michael CranfordThis article was originally published in New Testament Studies 41 (1995): 71-88. In Romans 4 Paul turns to the scriptural figure of Abraham, a vivid personification of faith and obedience in Jewish thought. While the most obvious reason … Continue reading

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Romans: Review on Esler

Just a reminder that one of the course requirements of the Romans module is a reading and analysis of Philip Esler’s important book Conflict and Identity in Romans: The Social Setting of Paul’s Letter You can find the book at … Continue reading

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Epistles of John 2

Evening class in the Epistles of John I enclose here a detailed summary of 1 John chapter 1 looking-at-1-john-1.doc and a powerpoint summary of our second lecture (ejohn-lecture-2.ppt). Here’s a post to get you thinking about your assignment on right and … Continue reading

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Romans: Lectures III

Here is the next series of lectures: romans-lecture-4.ppt and romans-lecture-5.ppt. Make sure you get your assignment on Romans 3:21-31 posted ASAP. Material available on http://www.ntgateway.com Follow the links to Paul Here’s a sample overview: The epistle to the Romans is God’s Word. … Continue reading

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