Monthly Archives: March 2019

Off Scot-Free–Psalm 17

Sometimes you wonder if it’s worth it. You read about people caught red-handed and let go Scot-free. Where’s the justice in this world? It gets personal when you’re victimized and nothing gets done. Why do the guilty skate and I … Continue reading

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On Bearing Fruit

Take an inventory. What in your life is proof positive that you’re joined at the hip with Christ? What fruit for God do you bear? We talked about being “raised to walk in newness of life.” (Romans 6:4, 7:6) So … Continue reading

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You Were Born for This!

Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness? But thanks be to God that though you were slaves … Continue reading

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Raised to Walk in Newness of Life

Chapter 6 in Romans is exhilarating even though it’s main focus is death. But when that death results in life and freedom, it’s a different story. When your favorite team wins the big game you want to read and hear … Continue reading

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The Free Gift–Romans 5:12-21

Name a gift you received in your youth that’s still working, and getting better. Moreover, name a gift from long ago that still functions better than anything that’s ever come down the pike. Everything I can think of is in … Continue reading

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Over His Dead Body–Romans 5:6-11

To this day I remember my exit interview with the president of the bank. I went in to shake his hand, as I’d just accepted a position with another bank in my hometown. I just wanted to thank him for … Continue reading

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Hanging Tough–Part 2 (Romans 5:1-5)

How does one hope against hope? (Romans 4:18) This is being in a hopeless situation yet hoping all the more. Well it’s not done in our own power. It’s only possible if at peace with God, standing firmly on his … Continue reading

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Hanging Tough

Without becoming weak in faith he contemplated his own body, now as good as dead since he was about a hundred years old, and the deadness of Sarah’s womb; yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver … Continue reading

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Bad to the Bone

If the Jews could not pull off righteousness as the Chosen People then no one could. Fact is, nobody’s righteous, no, not anybody! (Romans 3:10) Paul even breaks it down by body part (throat, tongues, lips, mouth, feet, eyes) in … Continue reading

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All Men are Liars!

“I said in my alarm, all men are liars,” lamented the Psalmist in Psalm 116:11. This is not a revelation to me or anyone who studies politics. Veracity is not a virtue. Possessing a cunning double-tongue is. The father of … Continue reading

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