sovereign grace {thoughts on Romans 9}

In Romans 9, Paul addresses the difficult subject of God’s sovereignty. Though his writing was directed at the Jewish nation to help them understand their place in God’s plan, it is just as relevant to anyone today who has heard the gospel and has a choice to make. “All have sinned and fall short of […]

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more than conquerors {thoughts on Romans 8}

In some seasons of life it seems there is a lot of pain and loss. Disease, death, disaster, and chaos abound. In our desperation we cry out to God for mercy. We want to be rescued from our current trouble, and understandably so. In Romans 8 Paul encourages us to remember that the Spirit Himself […]

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no longer a slave {thoughts on Romans 6}

On the heels of the powerful reminder of God’s grace in Romans 5, chapter 6 is like the champion of victorious living. I will be the first to admit that I have not and will not achieve perfection. And yet, living under a banner of defeat leaves me feeling somewhat hopeless of ever living up […]

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grace abounds {thoughts on Romans 5}

This world can be a hard place to live. It is full of struggles, confusion, and death. But, for the promise of life to come, we have hope and joy from the love of God that is poured into us when we accept His grace (Romans 5:3-5). Romans 5 is an exclamation of God’s amazing […]

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all have sinned {thoughts on Romans 3:9-20}

By human standards it is easy to assume I’m a good person, but Paul reminds me in Romans 3:9-20 that “there is none righteous, no, not one.” Partial righteousness is not enough to make my way into eternity with a perfectly holy God. All the world is guilty before Him (Romans 3:19). I don’t have […]

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