Monthly Archives: September 2015

Questions

Re: Verse reading–Romans 4:1-25 (day three) “Abraham believed God.” Paul was conversant enough with the intellectual traditions of the ancient world that he undoubtedly knew the questions that had vexed thinkers for centuries: What is the good life? How does one … Continue reading

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Stories and Promises

Re:Verse reading–Romans 4:1-25 (day two) ..yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform. vs. 20-21 … Continue reading

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The most interesting man in the world

Re:Verse reading–Romans 4:1-25 (day one) “What then shall we say that Abraham, our father has found?”–v 1. Don’t believe the commercial.  The true title belongs to someone else.  About the Bible rather than beer.  Truly, the most interesting man in … Continue reading

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But now

Re:Verse reading–Romans 3:21-31 (day seven) “But now a righteousness from God. . .has been made known. . . [which] comes through faith in Jesus Christ”–v 21-22.  For three chapters, Paul has described what “was”.  A sad picture.  Honest.  Hard to hear.  … Continue reading

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Cornerstone

Re:Verse reading–Romans 3:21-31 (day six) The Law declared the righteousness of God by contrast. Up against the Law, the starkness of our own brokenness and idolatry, only ever served to draw attention to the righteousness of God. The Law was … Continue reading

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All

Re:Verse reading–Romans 3:21-31 (day five) Romans 3:23 is a good reminder that God looks at the human race far differently than I do. It is easy is to compare my sins to the sins of others. I imagine that some … Continue reading

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By Grace Through Faith

Re:Verse reading–Romans 3:21-31 (day four) It is not often we see a snowflake in Texas, but it is said that there are no two alike.  God is a creative genius.  Flowers, stars, animals, and people…God has endless creativity.  One thing … Continue reading

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True

Re:Verse reading–Romans 3:21-31 (day three) “We uphold the law.”  The law of God sums up, in terms human minds can understand, the way the universe actually works, physically and spiritually.   The universe still works in the same way, and the … Continue reading

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Speed Limits

Re:Verse reading–Romans 3:21-31 (day two) But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. vs. 21 What shall we say, then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! Indeed … Continue reading

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Short people

Re:Verse reading–Romans 3:21-31 (day one) “There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”–v 23.  Remember the old Randy Newman song?  “Short people got no reason to live” sings the catchy melody.  He … Continue reading

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