Monthly Archives: July 2019

Who Are These People?

Paul concludes—not begins—his magnificent letter to the Romans with a long list of greetings and salutations. One wonders how he could know so many in the church there! But it’s no wonder considering what a master he was at “working … Continue reading

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Purpose-driven

For this reason I have often been prevented from coming to you; but now, with no further place for me in these regions, and since I have had for many years a longing to come to you whenever I go to Spain—for … Continue reading

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Think for Yourself

And thus I aspired to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named, so that I would not build on another man’s foundation. Romans 15:20 Here’s Paul’s mission statement. It wasn’t formulated after hours of strategic planning, but came … Continue reading

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Choir Practice

Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus, so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our … Continue reading

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Smartest Guy in the Room

For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Romans 15:4 It’s grossly unfair that I can walk through life guided by the … Continue reading

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On Law and Liberty

Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves. Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification. Romans 15:1-2 We walk according to the law … Continue reading

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On Weaker Sisters…

Do not tear down the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are clean, but they are evil for the man who eats and gives offense. It is good not to eat meat or to drink wine, … Continue reading

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