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Studies in Colossians — 1:24-26

This is a series of brief looks at Paul’s Epistle to the Colossians. My purpose is not to write a full exposition but to show how much can be gained by looking carefully at what the text says. Too often we … Continue reading

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Some Key Passages in Romans – part 14

We are slowly working our way through one of the Bible’s most powerful calls to a life of total devotion to Jesus Christ, Romans 12:1-2. I highly recommend you memorize it and remind yourself of it very frequently so that … Continue reading

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Some Key Passages in Romans – part 11

Paul has told us in 6:11 to consider ourselves dead to sin and alive to god in Christ Jesus. We tend to act out our self-image, to live in harmony with the person we think ourselves to be. When our … Continue reading

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Some Key Passages in Romans – part 8

If you’ve just discovered this series on Romans, I urge you to go back to part 1 and study them blog entries in order. Romans 5:3-5 tell us that suffering produces endurance (patience), which in turn produces character. Character in … Continue reading

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Some Key Passages in Romans – part 6

Once you have worked through the fourth chapter, in which Paul demonstrates that the idea of justification by faith is found in the Old Testament and is therefore not a fundamental change in God’s way of reconciling us to himself, … Continue reading

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Some Key Passages in Romans – part 4

[Be sure to read the first three entries in this series before reading this one. And be prepared to read and pray through this entry several times if it is new material for you.] In the first three entries in … Continue reading

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Some Key Passages in Romans – part 3

Paul has argued at length that, in the words of Psalms 14 and 53, there is no one who does good, no, not one. No one is righteous; no one meets God’s standards or gains his approval for their untainted … Continue reading

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