“Impossible With Men” (Luke 19: 10, HCSB) by Carley Evans


“All who see it begin to complain, ‘He’s come to lodge with a sinful man!’” (Luke 19: 7) Zacchaeus is a sinful man because he is a chief tax collector and most probably extorts funds from the poor. Looking into the branches of the tree, Jesus “says to him, ‘Zacchaeus, hurry and come down because…

“Saved To The Uttermost” (Hebrews 7: 25, ESV) by Carley Evans


Jesus lives forever, sitting at the right hand of His Father God, interceding for us so that He is capable, willing, eager, happy to save us “to the uttermost.” With God, there is no halfway salvation. God does not start a work that He does not intend to finish. Yes, we are to run the…

“Without Excuse” (Romans 1: 20, HCSB) by Carley Evans


Paul writes, “People are without excuse.” We are without excuse because God’s existence and “His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what He has made.” We know God exists, yet we choose not to “glorify Him as God or show gratitude.” (Romans 1:…

“The Last Enemy” (1 Corinthians 15: 20 – 22, HCSB) by Carley Evans


Paul is very concerned that people in the Corinthian church are saying there is no resurrection of the body. He argues that if Christ is raised bodily, then Christians are raised bodily. “The last enemy to be abolished is death,” writes Paul. (1 Corinthians 15: 27) “Then the saying that is written will take place:…

“Believe And Confess” (Romans 10: 9 – 10, HCSB) by Carley Evans


A zeal for God which ignores “the righteousness from God” and “attempts to establish [its] own righteousness” is not a saving zeal, writes Paul. The Jews of his day are relying upon their obedience to the law and the prophets for their salvation; while Paul is exhorting, “The righteousness that comes from God” is your…