This Week on "The Friends of Israel Today" Radio:
The bad news: We owe a debt we could never pay on our own. The good news: Jesus' righteousness paid our debt! In part 3 of our series on the book of Romans, Chris searches the Apostle Paul's Jewish background to show how Christ's life, death, and resurrection "balanced the scales of righteousness," covering our sin and saving us from God's judgment when we surrender our lives to Him. Carry this amazing truth with you each day as you remember Jesus' life-giving sacrifice for you!
Link to Show Notes: https://radio.foi.org/2023/09/22/september-23-2023-pauls-letter-to-the-romans-part-3/
Former Roman Catholic priest for 22 years Richard Bennett (website: http://www.BEREANBEACON.ORG; "Are Catholics Christians?" By Richard Bennett at http://www.bereanbeacon.org/articles-... ). 2:15 - "Establishing the Authentic Gospel" by Richard Bennett discusses his history in Roman Catholicism & key events that took place in his life.
8:43 - Richard started listening to Billy Graham & other evangelists on the radio & found that what they preached was much the same as what Roman Catholicism generally preaches. See our videos: "
87% OF EVANGELICAL "CHRISTIANS" DON'T KNOW WHAT THE GOSPEL IS OR WHAT JUSTIFICATION IS" at
• 87% OF EVANGELICAL "CHRISTIANS" DON'T... & "Bible Says Most Will Go to Eternal Damnation But a Few Will Receive God's Grace & Go To Eternal Joy" at
• Bible Says Most Will Go to Eternal Da... .
10:20 - Before Richard went into the priesthood he followed & memorized the instructions of Pope Pius XII who said the mystery of salvation depends on the prayers & sacrifices of the mystical body of Christ which was also confirmed by the apparitions of Mary saying prayers & sacrifices were necessary for salvation (see our video "Demonic Superstitions in Catholicism Caused by Imitations of the Virgin Mary, Signs & Lying Wonders" at
• Demonic Superstitions in Catholicism ... ). Thus Richard devoted his life as a priest to prayers & sacrifices.
12:20 - By reading the scriptures Richard discovered that the truth of God could be found. Ephesians 2:8-9, "8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast."
This Week on "The Friends of Israel Today" Radio:
Many Christians consider the book of Romans their favorite because of how clearly it teaches the gospel message. In part 2 of our series on Romans, Chris explores Paul's teachings on the work of Christ and salvation from an Old Testament perspective. Paul ties the New Testament to the Old by teaching that all have sinned and need redemption—a need met by the perfect blood sacrifice of God's Son, Jesus! Find comforting assurance this week knowing that we can find atonement and redemption in Christ!
Link to Show Notes: https://radio.foi.org/2023/09/15/september-16-2023-pauls-letter-to-the-romans-part-2/
The Gospel of the Kingdom - Message 103 - The End of Questions - Matthew 22:15-46. Jesus used three parables to demonstrate the failure of the religious leaders in Jerusalem to respond to God's call and the consequences of their failure for Israel. Now the religious leaders ask 3 questions in an attempt to entangle Jesus in controversy and turn the crowd against Him. He avoids the traps they try to set and then asks a question in return that they cannot answer. Their inability to discredit Him and answer His question sets up His denouncement of them in the following chapters.
In Acts 28 finally, through many dangers Paul arrives in that ancient City.
In Acts 28 we read: Acts 28:16 And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard: but Paul was suffered to dwell by himself with a soldier that kept him.
From Acts 28 we understand that Paul spent two years in a hired house under Roman Guard.
In Rome Paul took the opportunity to witness to both Jews and Gentiles.
Paul always had a concern for his people the Jews to hear the Gospel and often Paul would witness to the Jews first when he came to various cities.
Rom 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Paul's policy was to share with the Jew first in numbers of cities:
Paul had been a zealous Jew before his conversion and the Jews were a people group that he could also easily identify with to bring the Gospel truths to them.
So in Acts 28 just days after Paul gets to Rome, Paul calls the Jewish leaders to meet with him.
Paul knew that the Jews were religious, but yet not right with God and they needed the Gospel.
Rom 10:1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. 2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
Have you got a people group that you can understand exactly how they think and then be a witness to them?
Paul demonstrates the joy of a gospel-driven life so that you too may rejoice in the advancement of the gospel
A gospel driven life rejoices in a gospel that is…
Unstoppable (vv. 12-13)
Inspiring (vv. 14-17)
Selfless (v. 18)
Today I want to talk about "The Saint's Security in Every Storm".
If you're a believer in Jesus Christ I can guarantee that you are going to go through some storms in this life.
The Apostle Paul had more than his full share of storms and trials and troubles in his life. Yet Paul could say:
Rom 5:3… but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Rom 8:37 ….in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
In every storm Paul could rejoice:
You could put Paul in Prison and yet He'd praise God. He and Silas sang songs at midnight in the dark dungeon of the Philippian gaol.
You could put Paul before Centurions and even Kings and he'd fearlessly declare the Gospel, no matter what the consequences.
Whatever situation Paul was in he was ROCK SOLID… because Paul knew the SOLID ROCK.
Paul was a saint that suffered many a storm, yet Paul could say:
Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Are you going through a storm in your life now?
If your going through a storm today then Acts 27 is a passage for you.
You can be Rock Solid like Paul if you know the Solid Rock the Lord Jesus Christ.
"We have an anchor that keeps the soul, Steadfast and sure while the billows roll, Fastened to the Rock which cannot move, Grounded firm and deep in the Saviours love."
If your not in a storm now… then when you are in a storm you have got to remember Acts 27 because Paul had security in every storm!