ENDURANCE THROUGH suffering. That’s the overarching message of the epistle of 1 Peter. But there’s a lot more in there that we had forgotten.
In his letter to the “exiles” — which probably meant the Jewish converts outside Israel, but could also mean we Christians living in a world surrounded by the Enemy and their agents — Peter exhorts women to subject themselves to their husbands, and for husbands to honor our wives so that our “prayers may not be hindered.”
THE RELATIONSHIP between the Law and grace is central to our New Testament study this week. Paul makes it clear that while the Law instructs us on the nature of sin, it does not help us overcome sin. That is the work of grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
Romans is the longest of Paul’s letters, and the one in which he most thoroughly lays out the doctrine of salvation. This is why the Romans Road is such a valuable witnessing tool.