We had a good turn out for the return of our Saturday Bible Study (SBS) after a break in August. Although we had lost a member, a new member joined the group today.
Starting off with some praise, we sang "Leaning on The Everlasting Arms", followed by a short prayer and then delved back into the Book of Romans. Our group progresses slowly through Romans; however, we get a more profound understanding of God's grace and our place in his kingdom. Too often Christians are content with simple answers to complex questions. It is not enough for a mature Christian to say, "Anyone who calls on the name of Jesus is saved." In the Book of Romans Paul carefully constructs his arguments why we are saved through Jesus' sacrifice on the cross and how the holy Law is important and yet all our actions to try to keep the Law cannot save us. Through Jesus' sacrifice on the cross, we are no longer condemned by sin but rather justified by his blood and brought back in peace with God. In the end, it was a good Bible study on Romans chapter eight.