Tag Archives: Romans

The Gospel Is For Everyone

Over and over the Bible says God shows no partiality. Yes, He elected Israel and gave them His Word first, but thankfully the door is now wide open to every nation. Here is why: all sin and fall short. All. … Continue reading

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Stop Punishing Yourself

In hockey & soccer there is a penalty box. Its the area where a player sits to serve the time of a given penalty for an offence. Get this: sometimes it is called the “sin bin,” or “the bad box.” … Continue reading

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Paul’s “My” Gospel

In Romans 2:16, Paul does something curious; he calls the gospel, “my gospel.” Funny. In most other places he uses the plural possessive,”our gospel.” But here he calls it his own. Why? Paul doesn’t mean that he is the author … Continue reading

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Stuff Is Just Stuff, Jesus Is What Matters

You are rich. You live in America, which means: You have more than one phone, TV & car. You make more than $2 a day. You have so much stuff that you don’t know what to do with it all. You … Continue reading

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Propitiation

Stick with me on this one. Got a church word for you today: propitiation. From the Greek hilasterion “to appease/that which expiates/the gift that procures divine favor.” It’s used only once in the New Testament: “And He Himself is the propitiation for … Continue reading

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How to not be disappointed

How to not be disappointed: In Romans 9:33, Paul says there will be a rock that will trip some people. However, people who believe in that same rock will not be disappointed. The rock here is obviously Jesus. I found … Continue reading

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