The Next Frontier (Romans 15:23 – 33)

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

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My Story (Romans 15:14 – 22)

Some moments in life make you stop and exclaim “My goodness! How great God is!” In this paragraph, Paul pauses in his writing to the Roman church and does just that. He praises God for the work He has done and the work in which He has allowed Paul to

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Praise Him! (Romans 15:7 – 13)

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

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Helping Others (Romans 15:1 – 6)

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

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Mercy! (Psalm 103)

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

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Listen! (Luke 2:8 – 14)

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.

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Successful Resolutions (Romans 14:13 – 23)

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

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