• The Church and the Christian Life by

    That we are delivered from the guilt, penalty, and dominion of sin in our justification and sanctification, respectively, makes the gospel very personal to us all. Yet personal does not mean individualistic. The gospel gathers people into a community of …

  • Sanctification, Part 2 by

    In our last lesson, we began studying sanctification, which is very much a part of the gospel Paul preached (Rom. 6:19). Those who are justified become slaves of righteousness in glad submission to Christ and in the power of …

  • Sanctification, Part 1 by

    We have just studied justification by faith alone, which is at the heart—but is not the totality of—the gospel Paul preached. Indeed, we are delivered not only from the guilt and penalty of sin in justification, but also …

  • The Future by

    Our focus in this series has been on the gospel that Paul preached, one that meets us at our point of need as sinners and continues with us all the way. Thus, it is fitting that Dr. Waters in our …

  • Sanctification, Part 3 by

    In our last two lessons, we looked at Paul’s teaching on sanctification from Romans 6 and 7, especially as it related to our union with Christ in His death and resurrection and how we live under His rule. In …

  • Sin, Part 1 by

    In the last lesson, we began with a summary of the gospel from 1 Corinthians 15. As we continue our studies, we will open up this message in more detail from Paul’s epistle to the Romans. In this lesson …

  • The Two Ages by

    In our last message, we witnessed Paul’s glorious conversion to and call from the Savior. At this time, Paul received the charge to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. In the remainder of our studies, we will focus on …

  • Sin, Part 2 by

    In the last lesson we began to look at the gospel Paul preached by considering the sin that makes the good news necessary. In Romans, Paul shows us how widespread and deep-rooted this plague of sin is. For hearts in …

  • Justification, Part 1 by

    In this lesson and the next, we will explore the doctrine of justification, which Dr. Waters calls “the crown jewel of the gospel of Jesus Christ that Paul preached.” Likewise, Calvin labeled it “the main hinge on which religion turns …

  • Paul’s Conversion and Calling by

    In Acts 8, Saul of Tarsus was on his way to Damascus to apprehend Christians fleeing from persecution in that city. Little did he realize that the Lord was shaping his entire life for this decisive moment. Both Paul (Gal …

  • N.T. Wright’s Doctrine of Justification (Part 2) by

    The Christ the Center panel discusses N. T. Wright’s new book Justification: God’s Plan and Paul’s Vision with Guy Prentiss Waters, associate professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Miss.

  • N.T. Wright’s Doctrine of Justification (Part 1) by

    The Christ the Center panel discusses N. T. Wright’s new book Justification: God’s Plan and Paul’s Vision with Guy Prentiss Waters, associate professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Miss.