Paul has been describing the advantages the Israelites had in life as a nation, yet as a nation they failed to make the best use of their opportunities. As a result, God had rejected them and allowed Gentiles to be blessed. The nation is left asking a question that Paul answers for us very simply […]
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 future and chart 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 terms of the promises God […]
We continue along the Pathway of Hope. The first eight chapters in Romans place a strong emphasis on FAITH – believing what God says IS true. Now a new section begins, one that focuses squarely on HOPE. Paul has shown God is working all things together for good to them who love Him. He is […]
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 great a change God has […]
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!
The process of mentoring is of great value to the both the mentor and the one being mentored. In a church setting this is especially true! Today, guest speaker Richie Shade from Crossroads Baptist Church in Tracy, CA, shares how the mentoring process works in a church.
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 Messiah Jesus and live as […]
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 invincible and ready to take […]
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 guilty righteous if they will […]