God’s mercies are on display wherever we look. Paul is using those obvious and life-altering mercies as the motivation for the Romans’ behavior as they walk the Pathway of Hope. We have seen how our attitude is to be reflected to God and others. Today we look at what our attitude must be toward those […]
We turn to perhaps the oldest written text in the Bible this morning. Written by Moses shortly after the verdict was handed to Israel extending her stay in the wilderness for 40 years, it is a song of praise even in times of difficulty. we must praise our great God!
Israel’s calendar revolved around festivals and celebrations. One of the major celebrations was the Feast of Tabernacles, celebrating the harvest. Alan Bond, representative of Jews for Jesus, walks us through the elements of the celebration and shows how the Messiah is pictured and foreshadowed in this festive occasion.
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, acceptable, and perfect will, we […]
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 passage we look at this […]
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 those who do not reject […]
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!
A branch signifies growth. When a plant has sufficient growth, it branches out. Paul uses that illustration to continue his discussion of just how gracious God is in His plan for making His fallen creation righteous. Notice how God’s plan branches out!
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 plan that can only lead […]
Throughout the course of history, those who follow Jesus have followed the Great Commission – telling the good news of what Jesus has done to those who have yet to hear and believe it. The question often comes, “How is that done? I don’t know what to do or say?” Today, we look at the […]