Kathie’s Roman Digs (Week 12–Romans 4:13-25)

Verses 22-24 in The Message transliteration summarize the thrust of this chapter, and to make meaningful, I personalized it. Read these verses out loud with your name. This is the truth of the gospel living in us through faith. I didn’t tiptoe around God’s promise asking cautiously skeptical questions. I plunged into the promise and… Read More

Kathie's Roman Digs (Week 11-Romans 4:1-12)

Verse 5 in The Message is a good summary: But if you see that the job is too big for you, that it’s something only God can do, and you trust him to do it—you could never do it for yourself no matter how hard and long you worked—well, that trusting-him-to-do-it is what gets you set right… Read More

Dig into Romans With Me (Week 11: Romans 4:1-12)

1-3 So how do we fit what we know of Abraham, our first father in the faith, into this new way of looking at things? If Abraham, by what he did for God, got God to approve him, he could certainly have taken credit for it. But the story we’re given is a God-story, not an Abraham-story. What… Read More

Kathie’s Roman Digs (Week 11: Romans 3)

Have you ever been in a debate or on a Mock Trial team? Each side is given an opportunity to clearly delineate their arguments for why their opinion is the right one. Paul uses this debate style to lay out the truths in Romans 3. My Informational Table GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE & OTHERS GOD Jews… Read More

Dig into Romans with Me (Week 11: Romans 3)

“Who died and made you queen?” That was a question I heard growing up when I was acting way too full of myself. When I was convinced that I was the entitled one, the loved one, the cute one, the smart one…name your most desired response of others to your presence. Paul spent a whole… Read More