Monthly Archives: October 2015

Intercession

Re:Verse reading–Romans 8:18-39 (day six) Paul writes something mysterious and incredible to the Romans. He writes, “…the Spirit helps us in our weakness,…the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.” Have you ever given that much thought? It is … Continue reading

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Opinion, Persuasion, Conviction

Re:Verse reading–Romans 8:18-39 (day five) Within Evangelical Christian Orthodoxy there are all kinds of faith statements and personal points of view. Yet, we leave room to disagree in some cases(opinion), less room for others to disagree with our stronger beliefs … Continue reading

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Eternal Security

Re:Verse reading–Romans 8:18-39 (day four) It is one of the greatest passages of hope in the Bible…Romans 8:38-39.  “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, … Continue reading

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Liberate

Re:Verse reading–Romans 8:18-39 (day three) “The creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay.” God has placed creation at the mercy of man (“subjected it to futility” is how Paul puts it). We are to steward this creation. … Continue reading

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P=J

Re:Verse reading–Romans 8:18-39 (day two) “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” vs. 18 I was a Cross Country runner in high school. I loved it, particularly in … Continue reading

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Labor pains

Re:Verse reading–Romans 8:18-39 (day one) “The whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth”–v 22. As a male, I will need to be careful and humble as I speak of this reality.  I do not, and will … Continue reading

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Much obliged

Re:Verse reading–Romans 8:1-17 (day seven)  “Therefore, brothers, we are under obligation. . .for all who are led by the Spirit are the sons of God.”  v 12, 14. It is not what we expect.  The Scripture, in other places, communicates … Continue reading

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Once a Slave

Re:Verse reading–Romans 8:1-17 (day six) Experts say that there are more slaves in the world today than there were in the 18th and 19th centuries. Human trafficking, modern day slavery, is the fastest growing nefarious business in the world, second … Continue reading

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It’s What you Do

Re:Verse reading–Romans 8:1-17 (day five) Have you seen the Geico commercials? They have branded the tag line, “It’s what you do”. There are several silly examples. If you’re the band Europe, you love a final Countdown; it’s what you do. … Continue reading

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Deliverance

Re:Verse reading–Romans 8:1-17 (day four)  Everyone…rich or poor, male or female, regardless of race or creed…everyone is born into the law of sin and death.  The law states that all have sinned.  Then the law states that the wages or … Continue reading

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