Peter J. Pell

Lesson 25—Romans 6:6-13

The Threefold Secret Of A Separated Life “How many were crucified on Calvary when Jesus died?” asked a child of its mother. “Why, three my son,” she answered. “But mother, I heard father say that the old man was the lad. crucified with Christ, then that makes four,” replied The secret of a holy, happy life is not in seeking the death of the flesh, nor in trying to feel dead but in knowing that the old man was put to death over 1900 years ago. Knowing (vs. 6) is ...

Lesson 37—Romans 8:31-39

The Challenge and Triumph of Faith The doctrinal part of our chapter closes with verse 30. In this golden chain of doctrine we have reached a glorious consummation, beyond which it is impossible to go. Now we have the application of the truths we have learned and also our response to all the marvelous grace of God. Far beneath us in the eternal depths are all our sins, bright above us shines the hope of eternal glory, and round about us is flung the mighty guerdon of God’s providence. I...

Lesson 36—Romans 8:28-39

God’s Eternal Purpose We have been listening to a sorrowing creation and we have caught the strains of its moaning. Our own hearts respond to its sorrow and yearn for full and final deliverance, vs. 23. We look beyond the long, dark night and hail the coming day. vs. 24, 25. Meanwhile, the Holy Spirit dwelling within us is a true Friend to us helping our weaknesses, and enabling us to pray as we ought, and interceding for us, vs. 26. Now the minor cords are dropped and we join in the...

Lesson 35—Romans 8:19-27

The Coming Deliverance of Creation Thy sympathies and hopes are ours: We long, O Lord, to see Creation, all below, above, Redeemed and blest by Thee. Thus we sing and thus we long for a deliverance that will soon be realized. We have glowing pictures of this coming redeemed creation in the book of Isaiah. One of the most beautiful we find in Isa. 11. Isaiah dips his brush in heaven and paints creation with all the bright colors of glory. It is another picture Paul paints in vs...

Lesson 34—Romans 8:14-21

Sonship and Future Glory We have seen that the sons of God are the heirs of God; we will now look at the entrance of the sons into their inheritance; the glorious climax of God’s dealings with us in grace. You have seen a sculptor at work with his hammer and chisel. The block before him looks shapeless to us but in the mind of the artist is the finished design, and he is working out in the stone. He may work for years before it is completed. Then comes the day when it is publicly unv...

Lesson 33—Romans 8:14-21

The Sons and Heirs of God In this lesson we continue the subject of sonship and consider together the blessings that belong to us as the children of God. We will notice seven of them here. 1. The Leading of the Spirit of God, vs. 14 The mark of sonship is Guidance. The sons of God travel a different road than the children of this world. When Israel left Egypt and went through “all that great and terrible wilderness” God bore them as a man doth bear his son, in all the way tha...

Lesson 32—Romans 8:14-21

Our Position as Sons and Heirs of God When David captured Rabbah, the royal city of the children of Amnion, he brought forth the people that were therein and made slaves of them. They laboured in the forests and in the brickkiln. 2 Sam. 12:30, 31. How different was his dealing with Mephibosheth, the grandson of Saul. The poor lame lad might well have dreaded being found by the king, but his fears were all gone when seated at the king’s table as one of his sons. David shewed “the ki...

Lesson 31—Romans 8:5-13

The Conflict of the Spirit with the Flesh In Chap. 7 we witnessed the struggle between the two “I’s” the old “I” and the new “I.” The new “I” gave up in despair, for the old “I” was far too strong for him. Now we see another combatant enter the scene. The Spirit of God displaces self in the struggle and gains the victory for us over the flesh. At Calvary the Lord Jesus gained the victory for us. The Holy Spirit wins the victory in us. “Thou art come down that th...

Lesson 30—Romans 8:1-5

The Deliverance of the Wretched Man Within the body of the caterpillar one can discover by means of a microscope a distinct but undeveloped butterfly. As the butterfly nature develops the caterpillar body must be put off. The crawling earthly nature must give place to the new and higher life within. We have listened to the cry of the wretched man, “Who shall deliver me out of this body of death” Rom. 7:24, then we heard his shout of triumph as he looked away from self to his Delive...

Lesson 29—Romans 7:14-25

The Experience of Paul after Conversion How disappointed we often are to find that sin still dwells within us after we have trusted the Lord Jesus Christ. What a riddle we are to ourselves and what a struggle we have seeking to get the victory over our old nature. Paul is here telling us of his experience after conversion and you notice how often he refers to himself. There are about forty “me’s” and “I’s” in this chapter and it is no wonder the story is one of defeat and c...
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