Paul is not only excited about what God has done and will do, he is ecstatic about what God is currently doing. As he prepares to travel to Jerusalem, he connects those in Rome with those with him in Corinth so that all will catch a glimpse of what God
Mankind has always had a fascination with “what else is out there” – and it was shown to us vividly this week with the SpaceX launch. In Paul’s day, the “outer regions” was a recent province named Spain. As Paul prepares to journey to this remote outpost, he shares with
The Pathway of Hope is traveled by many who are following the example of Messiah Jesus the best they know how. As they travel they meet with other pilgrims whose ideas and practices are very similar yet not perfectly alike. Some are more rigid in their adherence to rules and
The struggle between those strong in the faith and those weaker in the faith appears in areas the Bible doesn’t clearly address – forms of entertainment, use of free time, management of spare funds, practice of skills and abilities, food or beverages to be enjoyed / avoided. The list will
Our year was filled with experiences both expected and unexpected. Some face the end of the year reeling after the last 12 months; others are ready to take on whatever comes next. King David has advice as you look back and then ahead. As David looked at God’s involvement in
One of the more-familiar Christmas carols is Charles Wesley’s Hark! the Herald Angels Sing! This song is so full of Biblical references and terms. Today we look at that carol through the eyes of Scripture, with the help of a little one named Daniel, and learn about the New-born King.
People make resolutions all the time. Soon the excitement diminishes yet the task remains unfinished, and many give up. Wouldn’t it be great to make a resolved commitment and see it through? Paul shows how as his discussion with the Romans continues. He discusses matters threatening the unity of the
God’s merciful love affects the way we think and respond to our Savior, Jesus Christ. If we truly know and have experienced God’s merciful love, we will have a different outlook on Jesus and our response to Him will be evident to others in three specific areas.
Neighbors! So many things could be said about them. We all know what neighbors are; and we all know what we think neighbors should be. Paul tells us in Romans 13 that it is more important for US to have a right attitude because WE are someone’s neighbor! The right