“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:2, NIV His fingerprints are everywhere and can be easily taken for granted. Stop, look, and listen to bring his presence out of the background and into your conscious mind. Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay “For since the creation of the world God’s… Read More
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
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
If I measure by the fervency and frequency of my prayers for others salvation, my heart has not been broken enough. That was my first humbling realization in reading this chapter. Paul’s Heart My Heart Paul described an enormous pain that never left him–for his family who had not yet believed in God. I made… Read More
This chapter really spoke to me, so I read it over and over again. I thought our study would would go through the whole chapter, but I found myself sitting in the sections, reading multiple versions (always going back to The Message), and following many rabbit trails that linked to these verses in my brain.… Read More
No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money. Matthew 6:24, NLT As a child and heir of Jesus Christ, I am always at war with the forces of evil… Read More
We’re stuck in place and scared. We keep looking at the shadow in front of us that grows larger and darker. Turn around and face the other way, into the light that God shines on us. The shadow is behind us when we focus on God.