Paul has been talking to the Roman church about the great power of God’s grace creating hope from hopelessness and giving us peace with Him. He tells good news about God graciously breaking our chains from the Law as our Master and Sin as our Spouse, but does it really work? How does this all […]

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Life never seems to go the way we want it to or think it might. Often there are times of adjustment so that new information can be gathered, new plans formulated, new methods developed and tested, and a new normal reached. It is often during those times that we hear the phrase “what did you […]

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Responses Luke 19:29 – 44

Palm Sunday is a day of great historical significance. God fulfilled the promises to His people made to the prophet Daniel on this day. God keeps His promises! God’s plan is never stopped, halted, rerouted, or abandoned! Today, we notice the actions Jesus took on that day. Jesus acts and shows the people of Israel […]

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Free to Live Romans 7:1 – 6

Many who have been set free from sin ask “So, how am I supposed to live now?” Perhaps there is a set of rules or regulations to follow. If I keep them, maybe I will earn – or at least not lose – what God has given me. This is called “legalism” and not a […]

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We are privileged to have Jonathan Facenda sharing from God’s Word and his own personal testimony how God uses everyday circumstances and situations to highlight His great power and presence. Jonathan and his family live full-time in South Korea where they serve the city of Daegu through International Baptist Church.

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Paul mentions slavery in this passage. Slavery in his day was much different than what we imagine. In Paul’s day, 35 – 40% of the populace of Rome were slaves. To equate the Roman slave with the relationship between employer/employee is to miss the idea completely. An employee puts in a prescribed amount of work, […]

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Life from Death Romans 6:1 – 14

The gracious love that God pours out on those who trust the finished work of His Son makes a tremendous difference in their lives. The reign of life that begins at the moment of salvation is new and different – so how should one live in that life? Paul asks a question and gives two […]

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Grace Wins! Romans 5:12 – 21

Jesus’ work of demonstrating God’s love through His sacrifice has a universal impact. We look at the extent of the gracious gift of love as we notice that no matter what tries to stand in its way, God’s grace wins every time. In fact, God’s grace is more rampant than the sin it conquers!

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God’s Great Love Romans 5:6 – 11

We are so unfamiliar with what true love is and how it behaves that Paul takes a few verses to share with us the full picture of what it means that “Jesus love me.” God pours out His love lavishly on those who believe. Journey with us today as we explore the depth and height of […]

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