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Bold I Approach

Re:Verse reading–Romans 8:1-17 (day two) Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus…vs. 1 When I was a high school choir director I taught hundreds of students. I was a teacher many of their lives that saw them … 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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Who is Your Master?

Re:Verse reading–Romans 6 (day four) Verse 19 says, “…For just as you presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness, resulting in further lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness, resulting in sanctification.” Sin is … Continue reading

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Credit score

Re:Verse reading–Romans 4:1-25 (day seven) “Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness.”–v 3 (quoting Genesis 15:6) They will check it when you want to buy a car or a house.  Your credit score.  How have you … Continue reading

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What does the Scripture say?

Re:Verse reading–Romans 4:1-25 (day five) Romans 4:3- For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” In a culture where there are SO many different views and interpretations of the scripture, Paul … Continue reading

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Through Our Faith

Re:Verse reading–Romans 4:1-25 (day four) It was by faith that Abraham received the righteousness of God.  We receive the righteousness of Christ the same way…by faith.  Is it by Abraham’s faith that we are saved?  If we know and understand … 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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