IS BAPTISM THE FIRST STEP OF OBEDIENCE?

IS BAPTISM THE FIRST STEP OF OBEDIENCE? (This is the second edition of an article by Jack Cottrell, first published in Christian Standard in April 10, 2005.) A church leader was recently asked to explain his convictions and practice concerning … Continue reading

THE MESSAGE OF ROMANS 1-8

THE MESSAGE OF ROMANS 1-8 A DEVOTIONAL GIVEN BY JACK COTTRELL AT THE MAY 2016 MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE CHRISTIAN RESTORATION ASSOCIATION I. INTRODUCTION. How can we discern what Paul is teaching in Romans 1-8, or … Continue reading

Justification: A Paradigm Shift?

PAUL’S CONCEPT OF JUSTIFICATION A Book Review, by Jack Cottrell Richard K. Moore has written a book entitled Paul’s Concept of Justification: God’s Gift of a Right Relationship (Wipf & Stock, 2015; pb, 221pp.). Moore is associated with Vose Seminary … Continue reading

THE HEART OF THE GOSPEL: ROMANS 3:21-26

Romans is my favorite book of the Bible, and Romans 3:21-26 is my favorite passage in this epistle. I have a series of 28 lessons on the first eight chapters of Romans, including the one that follows here. (This is … Continue reading

The Righteousness of God in the Gospel

QUESTION: In Romans 1:16-17 Paul says that the righteousness of God is revealed in the Gospel. The word “gospel” means “good news.” In what sense can the righteousness of God be good news for sinners? ANSWER: That God is righteous … Continue reading

Grace, Law, and the New Covenant

Grace, Law, and the New Covenant by Jack Cottrell (Notes) on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 9:39pm QUESTION: What is the connection between the New Covenant and the “grace system,” to which you refer in your book, “Set Free! What … Continue reading

LABOR DAY MUSINGS: AUTHORITY IN THE WORKPLACE

LABOR DAY MUSINGS: AUTHORITY IN THE WORKPLACE by Jack Cottrell (Notes) on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 3:13pm THOUGHTS ON AUTHORITY IN THE WORKPLACE RE: UPCOMING LABOR DAY Jack Cottrell – August 2009 PART ONE: AUTHORITY IN GENERAL. I. What … Continue reading