Monthly Archives: April 2017

Photo of the Week: April 19, 2017

A tree in my yard

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We are not free to sin

Romans 6:15-23 No! We are not free to sin; we are free from sin… and the difference between these two is huge. In these verses, Paul is explaining what he spoke of in our previous passage when he presented us … Continue reading

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Dead to Sin

Romans 6:1-14 Last time, we covered the first four verses of this section (6:1-4) where the idea of being dead to the old way of living was introduced; now in the rest of the passage Paul develops this idea further … Continue reading

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On to the next section…

We have now completed the first two main sections of Romans, and so far we have discovered that no one can be saved by the law, for the law condemns us all (1:18-3:20). In the second section, we discovered that … Continue reading

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A Pause to Regroup

We have now completed the second main section of the book of Romans, and I thought this would be an opportune moment to pause and regroup. The purpose for writing this section was to demonstrate that while humanity, both Jew … Continue reading

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The All-Sufficiency of the Sacrifice of Christ

Romans 5:12-21 The NIV (and other translations as well) has added a subtitle at the beginning of this section which says “Death Through Adam; Life Through Christ”. To the editors of the NIv I have two things to say to … Continue reading

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Our Hope

Romans 5:1-11 We have been reconciled to God through Jesus Christ. Let’s see a show of hands: How many of you were really excited when you read that first sentence? Interesting… Can we read these verses and say, “yep, that’s … Continue reading

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In the Garden

It was a garden where the great event took place, the event that both confirmed and changed everything, for you see, that garden tomb is empty!  In a sense, our rebirth took place in a garden. I can’t speak for … Continue reading

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Glory!

John 21:1-14 The disciples got out of the city and went back to Galilee, probably a smart move. One evening at the Sea of Galilee, Peter suddenly announced that he was going fishing, and all seven of them got into … Continue reading

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Random Ramblings: April 15, 2017

If you happened to catch Tuesday’s “Bonus Post” about Rome, you might have noticed a couple of things that give us insight into God’s workings in our world. Two of these, I thought would make an interesting little discussion for … Continue reading

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