The Message of Romans

The Message of Romans

The Message of Romans “Love never stands aloof from other peoples’ joys or pains. Love identifies with them, sings with them and suffers with them. Love enters deeply into their experiences and their emotions, their laughter and their tears, and feels solidarity with...
We must keep our hope and be patient

We must keep our hope and be patient

We must keep our hope and be patient Romans chapter 12, verses 11 and 12 “give us four imperatives that are really calls to patience. At first, these two verses only seem to be about our relationship to God, but we must notice that they stand in the middle of numerous...
Open your mouth for the mute

Open your mouth for the mute

“Think of how we feel when we see someone we love ravaged by unwise actions or relationships. Real love stands against the deception, the lie, the sin that destroys.” ~ Rebecca Manley Pippert “I believe that the greatest ethical issue of today is that of abortion.” ~...
How do we discern our own spiritual gifts?

How do we discern our own spiritual gifts?

How do we discern our own spiritual gifts? In Romans 12:3-8, Paul gives us three things to do: Self-examination. Paul wants us to “think of yourself with sober judgment.” (v3) with regard to gifts. To begin with, we look at our hearts to discover gifts. We can look at...
What’s your motivation to obey God?

What’s your motivation to obey God?

What’s your motivation to obey God?  Some people seem to be motivated to obey God more out of fear (fear of losing their salvation, fear of being punished, fear of going to hell, fear of bad things happening) than out of love and gratitude for God’s mercy and...
Why should you attend worship?

Why should you attend worship?

Why should you attend worship? 1.The first purpose of Christian worship is thanksgiving. It is the glad response of Christians to the holy, redemptive love of God made known in Jesus Christ. “We love, because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19)…Worship is, therefore,...