Tag Archives: Paul

Righteousness

Re:Verse reading–2 Corinthians 5:11-21 (day six) “…that we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21 This is startling. This is the work of Jesus; he became “as if” he were our sin, so that we could become His … Continue reading

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A Different Kingdom

Re:Verse reading–Romans 13 (day six) Paul sums up his teaching in Romans 13 by admonishing us to “put on Jesus.” Regardless of who is in authority over us, or the type of government, we are simply to be like Jesus. … Continue reading

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A Gospel Kind of Life

Re:Verse passage: Romans 12 (day six) Coming out of Romans 1-11, it only makes sense that we would yield all of who we are in worship to such a big and glorious God. He defies comprehension! He literally sustains the … Continue reading

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Infinite Wisdom

Re:Verse reading–Romans 9:1-8, Romans 10:1-21 (day six) For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. Romans 11:36 Paul introduces to the Romans (and to us) an immense God in chapters 9-11. … 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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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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This is Not Fire and Brimstone

Re:Verse reading–Romans 6 (day six) I think it is very important to note this is not a “fire and brimstone” text. Paul is not trying to intimidate sinners into being righteous out of fear that they may not “be saved.” … Continue reading

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