6 As for me, my life has already been poured out as an offering to God. The time of my death is near. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. 8 And now the prize awaits me—the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on… Read More
Coloring with colored pencils or gel pens is one of the ways I like to relax. Most of these pictures come from Waterbrook coloring books and are the works of a variety of artists. I thank them for blessing me with their work.
Has this whole Covid issue made fear your constant companion? Have life’s circumstances got you down? Have you been trying to grab hold of your faith, but can’t find it? The answer to these issues is not to be braver, stronger, or to try harder. The answer is to focus on God.Here are some suggestions… Read More
It’s not fair! We’ve all said that at one time or another, but Paul tells us to think again. 20-33 Who in the world do you think you are to second-guess God? Do you for one moment suppose any of us knows enough to call God into question? Clay doesn’t talk back to the fingers that… Read More
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
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
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