Kathie’s Roman Digs (Week 29-Romans 15-16)

We don’t need to be the same to be unified. We may be different colors, temperaments, genders, or ages. Our backgrounds and financial status may be on opposite ends of the spectrum, but Paul tells us we are all one harmonious family in Christ. Sometimes we all sing in unison, but in Christ we can… 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

Kathie’s Roman Digs (Week 9-Romans 2:12-16)

We have established a pattern in these studies that put into practice three different ways of reading, absorbing, and sharing God’s words. The graphing of information we have read helps us to tickle out the meaning and nuances of God’s messages to us. We have to ask questions of the text and search for the… Read More

Dig into Romans with Me (Week 9-Romans 2:12-16)

When people who have never been exposed to the laws of Moses commit sin, they will still perish for what they do. And those who are under the law of Moses and fail to obey it are condemned by the law. 13 For it’s not merely knowing the law that makes you right with God, but doing all… Read More

Dig into Romans With Me (Week 5-Romans 1:24-32)

Paul wasn’t afraid to tackle hard, controversial subjects, even in his letters. “What happens when we turn our back on God?” he asks the Roman Christians. “Sin is like sand taking over an abandoned house.” Paul paints a dismal picture of a society who, because they refuse to acknowledge God, He abandons them to their… Read More

Kathie’s Roman Digs (Week 5-Romans 1:21-23)

We find ourselves a very polarized society in 2020–that’s just a nice way of saying that if we disagree with someone about their beliefs or politics, we call them names and question their integrity and intelligence. These verses made it clear to me that this is not a new issue, but one that has been… Read More

Dig into Romans with Me (Week 5-Romans 1:21-23)

Has anyone ever insinuated that you were naive or uneducated because you were a person of faith? Or perhaps you didn’t mention your faith to avoid their disdain or disapproval? I have a feeling that this was a struggle that the Roman Christians were experiencing, and Paul wasn’t pulling any punches about the reality that… Read More