Monthly Archives: July 2016

July 11, 2016: Day 43 – Romans 15

It seems that here Paul has moved into a mode of writing which offers a simple request and gives advice to the Romans.  The last few chapters have been pretty intense and pretty significant in regards to how to live … Continue reading

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July 10, 2016: Day 42 – Romans 14

Chapter 14 can be a bit confusing if we are not aware of what is happening in the 1st century.  Remember the Christians were living in a pagan culture.  Part of that pagan culture was the sacrifice of animals to … Continue reading

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July 9, 2016 – Day 41 – Romans 13

Once again the verses that we receive for this day are incredibly challenging.  I want to view them first from the perspective of Paul.  Remember where Paul is when he is writing this letter to the church in Rome.  As … Continue reading

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July 8, 2016: Day 40 – Romans 12

Nearly 15 years ago I decided on a Tuesday that I would preach from this chapter in Romans on the following Sunday.  That’s unusual for me.  Normally I have my sermon’s planned out months ahead of time with both Scriptures … Continue reading

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July 7, 2016: Day 39 – Romans 11

Paul wants to clarify here the status of the Israelites, the Jews who were living in Rome and had not yet accepted Jesus as Savior.  This is a key chapter which has linear application to us today.  All along he … Continue reading

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July 6, 2016: Day 38 – Romans 10

There are a few basic principles that Paul lays out here which will help us on a day to day basis.  The first is Paul’s approach to those who have come into the fold but without any kind of theological … Continue reading

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July 5, 2016: Day 37 – Romans 9

This is going to be a short one, but not because of the content of chapter 9.  I just got back from Jacksonville, Florida.  That’s a long trip in one day.  But we do have to focus on the concept … Continue reading

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July 4, 2016: Day 36 – Romans 8

I need a week for this post.  By the way, happy 4th of July.  Paul somewhat addresses our patriotism by reminding us that we have been adopted not into a nationalistic approach to our faith, but rather our adoption provides … Continue reading

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July 3, 2016: Day 35 – Romans 7

I want to focus on the verse 15.  How many times have you said, I know what I’m supposed to do, but for some reason I just keep making the same mistake, or, in most cases, I keep committing the … Continue reading

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July 2, 2016: Day 34 – Romans 6

Can we start with vs.23?  Go back and read that again, okay, if you don’t want to go back I’ll include it here: “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in … Continue reading

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