Paul has fixed our compass to point toward God’s mercies on the Pathway of Hope. We are urged to make our living hope a living sacrifice by transforming our thinking and living by the Word of God. With our eyes and attitude pointed firmly in the demonstration of God’s good,
We come to another stage in the Pathway of Hope. We have seen the FAITH God rewards, heard of the HOPE God gives, and now find the ENCOURAGEMENT for life along the way. Paul begins to show how the person made righteous by God travels the Pathway of Hope. The
Paul discusses the FAITH GOd gives to those who turn to Him for righteousness. While discussing the benefits of peace, hope, and love that are generated by God’s gift of righteousness, Paul remembers many of his own people have not experienced this gift. He then starts discussing the HOPE for
This morning, our missionary to Albania, Norman Brewer, shares thoughts from the book of Colossians about Paul’s ministry to a place he had not personally visited. The parallel is interesting! We, too, can have a heart for people whom we have not yet met!
Have you made plans that were later changed? Sounds like a silly question! We all have experienced that. In fact, it is probably rarer that plans do NOT get changed in one regard or another. But imagine a plan that is set; a plan that cannot seemingly be altered; a
Paul tells us of an important message of hope and joy and peace given to those in a great battle. He outlines that message for us in today’s passage. It is not a radio program or news bulletin begun with “This is London calling” but the voice of the Almighty!
As Paul continues to address the Gospel being given to Jew and Gentile alike, he turns from the discussion of how greatly Israel has misused their advantage and he begins to describe the wonderful opportunity they have missed. Listen as Paul gives a description of “life without limits.” Ask yourself
In the first century, there were three major schools of thought concerning the circumstances of life. The Essenes believed fate determined everything; mankind was helpless and could not interfere with what was already determined to happen. The Sadducees, by contrast, believed man mastered his own destiny; we make our own
We expect promises to be kept and upheld. When they are not, we are disappointed and sometimes devastated. Paul informed the Romans that despite the blessing and privileges the nation of Israel had received and experienced, she refused to accept Jesus as the promised Messiah. What did this mean in
Paul writes to the Roman church to remind them of the powerful working of the Gospel in transforming lives. He is preparing to travel to new and different areas of ministry in Spain and wants the Roman believers to have a part in his travels. He reminds them of just how