Category Archives: Romans

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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Don’t Be a Wise Guy!

Check out Romans 2:17-29. Paul launches here against the hypocrisy and arrogance of the Jews. Don’t get him going you might say, and he is here. While this tirade speaks to the Chosen People who did not choose the Messiah … Continue reading

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But for the Grace of God…

If you know or don’t know the right thing to do, and do the wrong thing, God will judge you. In the case of the Gentiles, all they knew (or sensed) about God was that he was the creator (Romans … Continue reading

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