Why do I even try?

Have some of you noticed that we are not yet perfect? (No great surprise, right?) And are you ready to make the accusation that since people like me, who go through Christ in order to get things right with God, aren’t perfectly virtuous, Christ must therefore be an accessory to sin? The accusation is frivolous.… Read More

Dig into Romans with Me (Week 29-Romans 15-16)

Hopefully last week’s video helped you remember all the themes that Paul included in his letter to the Romans. He revealed the Gospel message: Jesus offered His life so everyone can be justified. When the Israelites, past and present, rejected God, all others were who believe were and are grafted into His covenant family. Together,… Read More

Kathie’s Roman Digs (Week 24-Romans 11)

In Romans 9, 10, and 11, Paul discusses God’s plan for the Israelites–his own people. Paul’s directive is to tell the Good News to the Gentiles–all the non-Jews in the world. But as he has said, his heart is broken for those Israelites who have rejected God, and he would give up his eternity with… Read More

Dig into Romans with Me (Week 24-Romans 11)

Paul is speaking prophetically in this part of his letter to the Romans. In Romans 9, 10. and 11 he speaks about the rejection of the Jews, but at this time he wrote this epistle, Israel as a people politically and physically were still standing. It wasn’t until 10-12 years laters that the temple was… Read More

Kathie’s Roman Digs (Week 13-Romans 5:1-11)

We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us. We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand—out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise. Romans 5:2, MSG Now that… Read More

Dig into Romans with Me (Week 8-Romans 2:5-11)

What is your picture of God? Is He an angry God who demands justice? Is He just waiting for you to mess up so He can punish you? Does your God play favorites? Then you’re doomed because you just can’t compete with the teacher’s pet. Do you need to earn salvation by doing good works… Read More