Category Archives: Romans

October 11 – BLESS

Read Romans 10:1-21 Every time I read this passage, I am struck by the way that Paul describes the progression to a person’s salvation. He outlines those steps in reverse order. Those who are saved must call upon the Lord … Continue reading

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October 7 – Attributes of God – Wrath

Read Psalm 7:11 and Romans 9:14-24 Wrath. Oxford defines it as “extreme anger”. Inside and outside the church, it can be a stumbling block to rightly understanding God’s perfect character.  When talking to people about God’s wrath, judgment, punishment, even … Continue reading

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July 21 – United: Church – Romans 14

Read Romans 14:1-23 “There is no effort without error or shortcoming.” Theodore Roosevelt, THE MAN IN THE ARENA. Almost 10 years ago, on June 2, 2010, I watched a baseball game on TV in Comerica Park in Detroit between the … Continue reading

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July 13 – United: Country – Romans 13

Read Romans 13:1-7 High school sports are a lot like life. As high school football officials (“refs”), we try to set an example of respect and honor to players and coaches well before the kick-off. It starts with a reminder … Continue reading

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June 18 – Peace – Know Jesus, Know Peace. No Jesus, No Peace.

Read Romans 5:1-11 There are often times that I think to myself of what my life would be like without Jesus. Without the power of the Holy Spirit in my life, how much different would my life be? How would I … Continue reading

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April 25 – Because He Lives – New Life Because He Lives

Read Romans 6 . . . just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. (v4b) I used to be a slave.  We all did. Unpaid servants to things … Continue reading

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February 27 – People of the Earth – Glorious Unity

Read Romans 15 May our dependably steady and warmly personal God develop maturity in you so that you get along with each other as well as Jesus gets along with us all. Then we’ll be a choir—not our voices only, but … Continue reading

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February 26 – People of the Earth – Importance of Israel

Read Romans 11:1-36 God’s plan for humanity started with the nation of Israel. The Messiah would come through the royal line of David. In His ministry on earth, Jesus would deliberately minister to the people of Israel. As we know, the … Continue reading

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January 29 – God’s Will – God’s will and His purposes

Read Romans 8:18-39 Over the last two weeks, I have been in regular contact with a family where one of them has just received the diagnosis of cancer.  In these last few days, the doctor appointments have focused more on treatment … Continue reading

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January 21 – God’s Will – God’s will and my surrender (2)

Read Romans 11:25-12:2 God promised a few things to Abraham long ago (Genesis 12:1-3). His descendants would be numerous. They would be given land. They would be an instrument of blessing and cursing to other non-Jews. For centuries, then, God’s focus … Continue reading

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