Dig into Romans With Me (Week 25-Romans 12:1-2)

Paul packed so much into the first two verses of this chapter that I couldn’t fit any more into my thinking. Beloved friends, what should be our proper response to God’s marvelous mercies? I encourage you to surrender yourselves to God to be his sacred, living sacrifices. And live in holiness, experiencing all that delights… Read More

Kathie’s Roman Digs (Week 24-Romans 11)

In Romans 9, 10, and 11, Paul discusses God’s plan for the Israelites–his own people. Paul’s directive is to tell the Good News to the Gentiles–all the non-Jews in the world. But as he has said, his heart is broken for those Israelites who have rejected God, and he would give up his eternity with… Read More

Dig into Romans with Me (Week 24-Romans 11)

Paul is speaking prophetically in this part of his letter to the Romans. In Romans 9, 10. and 11 he speaks about the rejection of the Jews, but at this time he wrote this epistle, Israel as a people politically and physically were still standing. It wasn’t until 10-12 years laters that the temple was… Read More

Kathie’s Roman Digs (Week 23-Romans 10)

Paul didn’t start Romans 10 with information; he began by once again revealing his heartbreak. So my chart for verses 1-5 is not informational, but rather points to hearts: God’s, Paul’s, and ours. God’s Heart Paul’s Heart Our Hearts I have Good News for you all! For Christ has already accomplished the purpose for which… Read More

Dig into Romans with Me (Week 23-Romans 10)

For our study, it’s important to read all of Romans 10, but here I will list some of the verses that jumped off the page for me: I readily admit that the Jews are impressively energetic regarding God—but they are doing everything exactly backward. They don’t seem to realize that this comprehensive setting-things-right that is… Read More