Monthly Archives: March 2020

Lesson 2: Put Love into Action

Romans 12:9-16 Paul continues in these verses with his discussion of our response to grace. Here, he sets the tone with verse 9: Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Our response to God’s grace … Continue reading

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Lesson 1: Humble Service

Romans 12:3-8 Paul set out his proposition in verses 1-2, that we offer ourselves as living sacrifices and be transformed by the renewing of our minds as a response to grace− in verses 3-8 we have our first lesson on … Continue reading

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Be Transformed

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the … Continue reading

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Moving on to Application

The last major section in Romans is comprised of chapters 12-15, and takes an entirely different tone than we have seen so far. Many commentators assert that chapters 1-11 are “doctrinal” in nature, while 12-15 are “practical” and in a … Continue reading

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Romans 9-11 Recap

We have completed the fourth main section of Romans, the proposition of which was that God is faithful in all of His dealings with Israel. Remember that Romans is a persuasive essay on Christian doctrine, and I have recapped the … Continue reading

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God’s Way is Right

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! “Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?” “Who has ever given to … Continue reading

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TLP Inspiration: 3/1/20

As a rule, do you expect to see a righteous person persecuting another person because the persecuted person is righteous? My guess is “probably not.” If this is true, then what sort of person persecutes another because they are righteous? … Continue reading

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