Dig into Romans with Me (Week 18-Romans 8)

Juxtaposition. the fact of two things being seen or placed closed together with contrasting effect. The juxtaposition of God and humankind: Almighty God who created the universe and created humankind warped by sin. Nothing could seem farther apart, but the beauty of this chapter is how God has brought us so close to Him that… Read More

Kathie’s Roman Digs (Week 17: Romans 7)

“So, you Christians think you can do anything you want and then ask God to forgive you. You’ve got it made. But don’t try to pretend you’re better than me, you’re just working the system.” This man would be right if the system was still “The Law.” One: I’m not better than him–we’re all sinners.… Read More

Kathie’s Bible Digs (Week 16-Romans 6:15-23)

You become the slave of whatever you choose to obey Romans 6:15, NLT When we offer something for sale, we usually give it to the highest bidder. However, if what we are selling is precious to us, we also take into account how well it will be taken care of and what it’s future will… Read More

Dig into Romans with Me (Week 15-Romans 6:1-14)

1 Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace? 2 Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it? 3 Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his… Read More

Kathie’s Roman Digs (Week 14-Romans 5:12-21)

With the world experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic right now: one person’s infection triggered this virus which has spread around the world. In our human strength we can fight it, and we win or lose the skirmishes. One person’s contamination also began the epidemic of sin, and we are all infected. But in God’s grace, sin… Read More

Dig into Romans with Me (Week 14-Romans 5:12-21)

The heading for these verses are worded differently in various Bible translations: “Adam and Christ Contrasted;” “The Death-Dealing Sin, The Life-Giving Gift;” and “The Gift of Grace Greater than Sin.” But the message is the same: Grace Wins Over Sin Every Time! 12 When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death… Read More