Have you noticed how often the word “shame” keeps cropping up? I mention this, because in chapter 1 of the book of Romans, the Apostle Paul says that he is not ashamed of the Gospel because it is the power of God for the salvation of those who believe. He’s basically saying he will not be silenced, even if
In 2018 the American Automobile Association did a survey that revealed that 80% of American men think they are above average drivers. Obviously, at least some of them are deluded. Many are similarly deluded about righteousness. Whom does God consider righteous?
There is a key phrase in this morning’s lesson from the Book of Acts I want to call to your attention. It is “by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge.” Peter’s sermon on the first Pentecost makes it plain that everything that Jesus had done, up to and including the events his hearers were seeing and hearing, were the result of God working to fulfill his plan and purpose for the salvation of mankind.