“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18 Paul continues to look ahead. Let’s face it, what we see on earth is troublesome. In fact, much of it is simply awful. As many of you know, the … Continue reading 2019-09-18 Hope Worth Waiting For.
“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.” Romans 8:14 We’re back to Romans 8! Now, this section (verses 12-17) has more affirmative statements by Paul as he intentionally drives home facts. If you read the text carefully, you will see that these are “done deal” type of ideas. … Continue reading 2019-09-17 Hammering It Home!
“And God blessed Noah” Genesis 9:1a We’ve been reading a bible plan through our home church. I’m already in a plan, so I’m reading two right now. It’s interesting to see what a person can pick up just a few months after reading the very same material! For instance, we covered Exodus 21 & 22 … Continue reading 2019-09-16 Off With His Head!
“You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit,” Romans 8:9a Let’s recap. First, Paul makes a clear distinction between the spirit and the flesh, and with the Spirit comes life and peace. Second, proof that we are in the Spirit is in the way one thinks, the way one sets his/her mind … Continue reading 2019-09-13 Polishing The Apple?
“Do you not know? Do you not hear? Has it not been told to you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the world?” Isaiah 40:21 I’m going to dwell on the passage we covered yesterday by highlighting certain ideas: Romans 8:5-8 For those who live according to the flesh set … Continue reading 2019-09-12 Getting My Head In The Game.
“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1 This is one of the most powerful verses in the bible. My preacher friend, Jay Jenson, hammers this verse home. Why? Because it is so important. I used to listen to him at The Fortress (LifeRight back then) in Willmar, … Continue reading 2019-09-11 Signed, Sealed, and Delivered!
“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 Last night, a friend of mine and I discussed at length the whole concept of spiritual warfare and the biblical steps we can take to protect ourselves from Satan and his henchmen. Keep in … Continue reading 2019-09-10 Spiritual Warfare