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.
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, […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
Paul turns his discussion from the realm of theory and possibility into the bright light of reality. As he describes what the Romans now have, please notice that all who have walked the Pathway of Hope have exactly the same possessions!
The Good News is not only that there IS hope and a promise, but that the hope and promise are available to you the same way Abraham received it – by simply trusting what God has already done!
The Pathway of Hope is not a new trail! It is a well-worn path that has carried many along its way. Paul shows us this familiar trail being walk by two of the most well-known names in Israel’s history.
We have been brought to an amazingly beautiful place on the Pathway of Hope. We have been shown just how guilty and defenseless we are and then shown that there is hope to be found. This hope is God’s righteousness, freely declaring those who by rights are guilty as “not worthy of condemnation or punishment.” What an […]
Today we see the greatest reversal in history! The first word of today’s text tells us a great change is taking place. Once we have seen the darkness and despair of sin and our condition, we are ready for our situation to change – and change it does! The Pathway of Hope begins an upward […]