Tag Archives: Paul

No Extra Credit

The key to any kind of biblical exchange is not acquiescence to maintain peace but the pursuit of a “clear conscience.” More often than not my attempts to get a hearty “amen” regarding what I would consider sound and settled … Continue reading

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Role Player

Mark starts his book with no action sequence or breathtaking flyover of the Jordan River, but with a few words of narration over a tight scene of leathery-skinned hands pushing a man’s head under the rushing water. “The beginning of … 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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Calling the Romans–Romans 1:1-7

In one signature run-on sentence, we have all we need to know about the gospel of God. It’s Paul’s preamble to his magnificent letter to his beloved saints in Rome. These were the “called of Jesus Christ.” Nothing here indicates … Continue reading

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Bold Obedient Faith–Romans 1:8-15

Bold obedient faith cannot be contained. First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world. Romans 1:8 It’s admired abroad, and serves as inspiration to other believers. Yet it draws … Continue reading

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Farm Team

12 Through Silvanus, our faithful brother (for so I regard him), I have written to you briefly, exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it! 13 She who is in Babylon, chosen together … Continue reading

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Will Work for Food

He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need. Ephesians 4:28 If we don’t work the … Continue reading

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