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Some Key Passages in Romans – part 16

Romans 12:1-2  I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.  Do not be conformed to this world, … 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 10

The theological core of Romans is in chapter 3, verses 21-26. The exposition of that core extends from chapter five through chapter 8. (In between is chapter 4, which shows that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is not something new … 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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Some Key Passages in Romans – part 2

After announcing the theme of the epistle in verses 16-17 of chapter 1, Paul surprises us. The theme is to be the Good News but verse 18 speaks of bad news: the wrath of God. Thus begins a long section … Continue reading

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Jonah, Chapters 2 and 3

Sorry for the delay in continuing this study of Jonah. I’m back in action! You’ll remember that the story of Jonah falls into two halves, each mirroring the other. 1. Jonah is called but resists. 2. Jonah sees the results … Continue reading

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