Easter 3 · 1 Peter 1:17-25 · April 6, 2008


Easter 3 · 1 Peter 1:17-25 · April 6, 2008

By Arthur E. Graudin, Textual Considerations: The words “judges each one according to each one’s deeds” (1:17) (ESV) are a reminder of the final judgment described by Jesus in Matthew 25:31-46. Good deeds do not earn salvation but are the evidence of faith. The words εv φοβω (1:17) have been translated “with fear” (ESV), “in fear” ..


Lent 5 · Romans 8:1-11 · March 9, 2008


Lent 5 · Romans 8:1-11 · March 9, 2008

By Jeffrey A. Gibbs, Romans 8:1-11 is a rich and theologically important text. Here Paul expresses in remarkable fashion both the distinction and the proper relationship between the Spirit’s work to bring salvation to believers (subjective justification) and the same Spirit’s presence in believers to empower them for Christian living (sanctification). Moreover, because the Spirit ..