More Gentiles believe and we are introduced to the circumcision party. Peter recounts his vision and while we find their theology isn't perfect, they understand repentance. Believers begin being called Christians. Herod makes a political move and kills James and throws Peter in prison and the church starts praying. Daniel and Erick talk about all this and more. Have a listen!
Amazing grace is a sweet sound not just because it saved a wretch like me, but because it saved a whole wretched world like me. God did not enter into a contract with us. He simply said, “You’re justified. You’re forgiven. I love you. All is complete.”
Chad and Daniel wrap up their discussion about the Old Testament feast days. What is the feast of trumpets? Why is everyone told to do nothing? How does the day of atonement work? There is a lot of talk about worship, church and living water in this episode. Have a listen!
I do not mean to give the impression that the Law should be despised. Neither does Paul intend to leave that impression. The Law ought to be honored. But when it is a matter of justification before God, Paul had to speak disparagingly of the Law, because the Law has nothing to do with justification.
To be sure, the devil has an incredible arsenal of assaults with which he can waylay believers into ineptitude and ineffectiveness. One of his most insidious, though, is undoubtedly the thought that God cannot use you because of your past.
Why confess sin? Is it so we can get rewarded by God? A little extra grace or material good for our troubles, maybe. Maybe, if we make a good confession, we can earn forgiveness? But, how much sin must we confess before we get what's coming to us?