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Romans 4:1-25: A Faith Like Abraham’s

A Catchy Tune Did you grow up singing this catchy tune? Father Abraham had many sonsMany sons had Father AbrahamI am one of them and so are youSo let’s just praise the LordRight arm Father Abraham had many sonsMany sons had Father AbrahamI am one of them and so are youSo let’s just praise the…

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Romans 3:9-31: Being Made Right

Sin affects everything “No one is righteous—    not even one.No one is truly wise;    no one is seeking God.All have turned away;    all have become useless.No one does good,    not a single one.”“Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave.    Their tongues are filled with lies.”“Snake venom drips from their lips.”“Their mouths are full of cursing and…

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Limitation

Introduction Today, I am feeling my physical limitation. I have a couple of autoimmune issues. I don’t talk about them. They won’t be the death of me – they just disrupt my life at times. Today is one of those days … the easiest way to describe it is that I feel like I’ve been hit…

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Abounding in Hope

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13 ESV Ponder the Stats Deaths of despair from suicide, alcohol-related liver disease, and drug overdose claim the lives of 160,000 Americans annually. (Psychology Today) The Centers…

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The “So That” Connection

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13 ESV So that ———-> Those two little words are like an arrow connecting two clauses. They point to the purpose, the “why,” illustrating a cause and…

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In Believing

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13 ESV In this short prayer, Paul appeals to the source of our hope, the author and giver of hope, and he asks specifically that we would…

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