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

Dig into Romans with Me (Week 12: Romans 4:13-25)

The main questions in this section of Romans 4 are: What is God’s promise to us? In what way is Abraham to be an example for us? Where is your focus for the big picture and the day-to-day details? 13 Clearly, God’s promise to give the whole earth to Abraham and his descendants was based not… 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