Category Archives: Romans

Offering and Obedience

Hovering over a couple of verses in the last part of Romans 15 this morning. Coming to terms with some terms of salvation. But on some points I have written to you very boldly by way of reminder, because of … Continue reading

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An Obligation

For the past few months I have been listening to a podcast that’s walking through the book of Romans. And what I have appreciated as much as anything over these months is the manner in which the “why” of Romans … Continue reading

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Individually Members of One Another

Ours is an individualistic culture. That’s not some new observation. Nor would it surprise anyone if we said the culture at large tends to shape the church in particular. But this morning I’m struck afresh by how compromising individualism can … Continue reading

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No Comparison

Talking with a sister yesterday who’s a little older than me. While I’m still a few years away from my “threescore years and ten” (Ps. 90:10 KJV), she’s on the other side of it and feeling a bit more each … Continue reading

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Christ Is In You

Four words. That’s what I’m chewing on this morning. Yet four words within one grand context — Romans 8. There’s no way you can read Romans 8 and not be stirred within your soul. There is therefore now no condemnation … Continue reading

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Sitting Down on the Inside (2013 Rerun)

Hovering over the last part of Romans 6 this morning and the thought of being “slaves of righteousness.” Sounds like a lot of work. Gonna take a lot of effort. But found the following from my 2013 musings and was … Continue reading

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No Dominion

No way! Absolutely not! Uh, uh! Nope! That’s how Paul responds to the question. Kinda. If grace is so great, if grace abounded where sin increased (Rom. 5:20), then should we continue in sin that grace may abound (Rom. 6:1)? … Continue reading

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An Ordinary Utensil, A Chosen Instrument

“Vessels of mercy.” That’s the blip that shone brightest on my radar after this morning’s readings. A vessel. Literally a household utensil. Ordinary, domestic gear. Nothing special. Nothing that’s going to set you apart. Just stuff. But when that vessel … Continue reading

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An Unfailing Word

Entered into Romans 9 this morning. While very familiar, like Romans 8, I’ve never felt like I’ve got my arms around it like I think I do with Romans 8. Perhaps because, unlike Romans 8 which unpacks the supernatural working … Continue reading

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Frustrated, Comforted, Exhilarated

Honestly, as I read this familiar passage again, I wish I could say it is reflective of my distant past rather than all too descriptive of my frustrating present. Again I nod my head, able to relate far more than … Continue reading

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