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GOD’S KINDNESS LEADS TO REPENTANCE

July 14, 2024

“Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?” (Romans 2:4 ESV). Don’t presume upon the riches of God’s kindness, thinking you will not appear before God’s judgment seat in the end. Don’t let the apparent way that

THE MUTUAL ENCOURAGEMENT OF FELLOWSHIP

July 12, 2024

“For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you— that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine” (Romans 1:11-12 ESV). God made us for Himself and fashioned within us a deep need for fellowship. As Christ-followers our spiritual

THE CHURCH IS THE PEOPLE NOT THE STEEPLE

August 2, 2023

“Give my greetings to Priscilla and Aquila, my co-workers in the ministry of Christ Jesus. In fact, they once risked their lives for me. I am thankful to them, and so are all the Gentile churches. Also give my greetings to the church that meets in their home.” (Romans 16:3-5 NLT). In Paul’s letter to

ARE YOU OVERFLOWING WITH CONFIDENT HOPE?

August 1, 2023

“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13 NLT). The apostle Paul prayed that the Romans would overflow with confident hope. What is this hope and

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO “PUT ON” CHRIST?

July 30, 2023

“Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don’t let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires” (Romans 13:14 NLT). First, isn’t there the necessity of putting off our old clothes? Certainly, this is what the Word teaches. In his letter to the Colossians, Paul says to “put off

LOVE AND HONOR ONE ANOTHER

July 29, 2023

“Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other” (Romans 12:10 NLT). In Romans 12, Paul described how those who have offered their bodies as a living sacrifice and have received a transformed mind that knows God’s will, should live with each other. In verse 10, Paul gave two marks of

ALL THINGS ARE FROM, THROUGH, AND TO GOD!

July 28, 2023

“For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen” (Romans 11:36 NLT). Paul’s benediction at the end of Romans 11 is all encompassing. It declares that all things come “from” God, for He is the Creator. All things exist through God, for

DOES GOD WITHHOLD GOOD FROM US?

July 24, 2023

“Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?” (Romans 8:32 NLT). God already gave us His best when He gave us His only begotten Son. Therefore, let us not accuse Him of withholding any good thing from us. If we

CAN WE BE SURE WE ARE GOD’S CHILDREN?

July 23, 2023

‘Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children’ (Romans 8:15-16 NLT). What is the greatest proof, the most convincing evidence that we have been adopted into God’s family? Isn’t it the internal witness of the Holy Spirit that comes to dwell in us?

THE SINFUL NATURE CANNOT PLEASE GOD

July 22, 2023

“For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God.” (Romans 8:7-8 NLT). The apostle Paul wrote that only those who live according to the Holy Spirit are able