April 21, Entering into Life

Today, we will look more closely at the ingredients of the “Romans Recipe.” Romans 6 (NIV) presents successive points of identification. First, “we died to sin” (verse 1) when Jesus died, and we identify ourselves with His death.

April 20, The “Romans Recipe”

Let’s now look at the “Romans Recipe” of Romans 6. The word recipe evokes the image of a cookbook. If we Christians used the Bible in the same simple, practical way that chefs use cookbooks, we would find that...

April 19, Complete Provision

God not only has made complete provision for the past, but also has made complete provision for the future, “having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross”

April 18, The Perfect Offering

It was the Lord’s “pleasure” to make Jesus sick, or “to make Him sickness by bruising Him.” Jesus was bruised unto sickness, physically.

April 17, The Lord’s Decision

There is nothing wrong with the translation of this verse, but the word “pleased” does not accurately represent our modern usage of the term. It means it was the Lord’s decision, or purpose.

April 16, A Clear Exchange

God made Jesus, who knew no sin, to be sin for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Jesus. The exchange there is very clear: Jesus was made sin so that we...

April 15, Appropriating Healing

In 1943, I was sick and spent many months in the hospital. A woman from the Salvation Army came to visit and pray for me. At that time, I received this word from God...