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Not Ashamed of the Gospel – Romans 1:16 3/25/2014

Verse 16 of Romans 1 is the John 3:16 verse of Paul’s writings. Maybe the “God so loved the world” verse of John’s gospel can’t be rivaled for being memorable and loved, but this verse comes close. read more

The Obligation of Mission to All People – Romans 1:14-15 3/18/2014

The very first Christians were all Jews, and a significant number struggled to believe the gospel was for more than the Jews. They had been brought up to give thanks that they were not born Gentiles. Israel was the people of God. Why then, they ... read more

Giving, Getting, Growing – Romans 1:11-13 3/11/2014

Often we think we’ll be giving and find that we’re getting, and if we’re open to both giving and getting then the kingdom will be growing. Paul, the writer of Romans, knew that very well. read more

Reputation and Remembrance – Romans 1:8-10 3/4/2014

There are two highlights in this passage. One is the immense compliment Paul pays to these Romans about their faith in verse 8 – it is being “reported all over the world.” The other is how much Paul keeps praying for the Romans. He says in ... read more

You is His, You is Loved, You is Special – Romans 1:6-7 2/25/2014

In the 2011 movie, The Help, one of the most touching scenes comes early on when the black maid, Aibileen Clark, whispers to the young white girl in her care, “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” The little girl, Mae Mobley, repeats ... read more

A Focused Ministry and a Clear Purpose - Romans 1:5 2/18/2014

All ministry is given by God, and all ministry is for Jesus. How does our life of service compare to the ministry of Paul: in our sense of calling and our sense of focus? He was very clear who had given him his apostleship, and he was very clear ... read more

A New Schedule Going Forward 2/17/2014

As we enter a second year in the Bible Study series, new posts each week will move to Tuesday. read more

A Masterly and Moving Introduction – Romans 1:1-4 2/10/2014

In this introduction, Paul says something about who he is and something about what his gospel is. Who is Paul? He is the servant of God, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God. What is his gospel? Well, it’s not his but ... read more

“The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God’” – Psalm 14 2/3/2014

This psalm is about the stupidity and wickedness of those who ignore God and exploit people as if there would never be a day of reckoning. But, there is the assurance that God sees what is happening, acts on behalf of those who are hurt, and will ... read more

When God Seems to Have Forgotten Us – Psalm 13 1/27/2014

King David was a man who lost touch with God, and he poured out his soul in a psalm. He had a deep sense of being abandoned by God. But David finishes his psalm very different from how he began it. He still does not see God, but he knows there is a ... read more

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