Jesus is referring to the ceremonious way in which Jews, particularly the Pharisaic types, took oaths.It was one of the things in the culture of the time.Robert Hann at CRCDSRomans chapter 1: parallels with creation; God's wrath and the surprising result Romans chapters 2-3: Jewish boundary markers; justification, and a clip from Tim Keller's sermon on this passage, "Joy"Romans -: Adam and Jesus; Slaves to sin and slaves to righteousness; our identity in Christ as the engine of sanctification Romans chapter 7: The grace mindset v.the law mindset Two excellent sermons on Romans 7: "Law School" by Dennis Mc Callum and "Splitness" by Tim Keller Romans 8, part 1 (vv. Uses clips from Dennis Mc Callum's Walking According to the Spirit (Part 3) and Tim Keller's Mortification Through Joy. 18-39), courtesy Andy Elliot Saul's Damascus-road experience and its influence on the theology of Romans.
We want answers fast (How many times have you heard someone say "Just Google it"?Pray for guidance, then consider this: do you want to go with a teacher, a topic, or a territory?Teacher Do you just love [insert your favorite Bible teacher's name here]? After all, a good teacher can both engage and enlighten.Jesus is against hypocrisy in all its forms, and he's for straightforwardness and transparency and honesty and responsibility in all its forms. , the secret of effective Bible study is knowing how to ask the right kinds of questions.