Israel’s Greatness (Romans 10:1 – 4)

Paul pauses on the Pathway of Hope to show us that salvation is available to all. The Israelites, with all their privilege and opportunity stumbled and did not achieve what they tried so hard to gain. The Gentiles, by contrast, finding God’s offer of salvation gladly received it and were

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God’s Mercy (Romans 9:19 – 29)

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

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Why Worry? (Romans 8:31 – 39)

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

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God Cares! Romans 8:28 – 30

The blessings of a relationship with God work themselves out in practical ways – demonstrating just how much God cares for us. Notice how God continues to demonstrate His care and love for us – in the present, in the past, and in the future!

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Why We Wait Romans 8:18 – 27

Paul encourages the Roman believers to live in the strength that God has given them in the person and power of His Holy Spirit. We are free of condemnation, free from obligation to our sinful nature, and free to call God our Abba Father. We are free to follow the

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Child of the King Romans 8:12 – 17

You have climbed the highest peak on the Pathway of Hope –the summit where you discover NO CONDEMNATION exists with God because Messiah Jesus has fully paid for your freedom. The refreshing breeze of the Holy Spirit’s power passes your face and energizes you to the point where you feel

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You Win! Romans 8:1 – 11

We ascend one of the greatest peaks along the Pathway of Hope. Paul has taken us from the depths where all are guilty before God to a place where we admit God is right and just to punish those who are guilty. God is willing to make those who are

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