In What or In Whom Do We Trust? (Sat. June 25)

The word for today is “faith.” Our currency announces, “In God We Trust.” Do “we”? And what is “our” conception of God who is the object of our trust? Today we emphasize that the One who has earned our trust is the Lord Jesus Christ. Our study will suggest that if we put our faith in anything else (the Mosaic Law, our education, our abilities, our cultural or ethnic background, even our fate), then the Cross will be meaningless to us. In this passage from Romans 3:19-26, we hear that in Christ, the righteousness of God is manifest “apart from the Law” (Romans 3:21). This is the righteousness that is freely given “by faith to those who “believe” (Galatians 3:22).…

In What or Whom Do We Trust? (Sat. July 3)

The word for today is “faith.”  Our currency announces, “In God We Trust.”  Do “we”?  And what is “our” conception of God who is the object of our trust?  Today we emphasize that the One who has earned our trust is the Lord Jesus Christ.  Our study will suggest that if we put our faith in anything else (the Mosaic Law, our cultural or ethnic background, our education, our abilities, even our fate), then the Cross will be meaningless to us. Today’s reading from Romans doubles back to Romans 3:19-26.   In this passage, we hear that in Christ, the righteousness of God is manifest “apart from the Law” (Romans 3:21).  This is the righteousness that is freely given “by faith…