Devotional Reading Update

We will resume our devotional series in January. In the meantime, I encourage you to read and reflect on these devotionals, share them with your friends and family, and join the conversation by commenting.

The Letter of the Apostle Paul: Romans 15–16: Paul’s Closing Comments to the Romans

Today’s reading focuses on Paul’s closing comments to the Romans. Please take some time to read and reflect. Let me know your thoughts on this reading and the series.

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The Letters of the Apostle Paul – Romans 14: Practical Advice for Maintaining Harmony in the Christian Community

The Letters of the Apostle Paul – Romans 14: Practical Advice for Maintaining Harmony in the Christian Community

Chapter 14 focuses on how Christians treat each other within their community of faith. In this chapter, Paul is addressing the very real human tendency to judge or criticize others, even among fellow believers.

The Letters of the Apostle Paul – Romans 13: The Authorities as God’s Servants

The Letters of the Apostle Paul – Romans 13: The Authorities as God’s Servants

I invite you to take a moment to read, reflect and reply to this devotional. It is a delicate balance between the role of the church in establishing what constitutes moral or immoral behaviors and the role of authorities in governing such behaviors.

The Letters of the Apostle Paul – Romans 12: Having Quality Relationships with Others First Requires a Relationship with the Lord

The Letters of the Apostle Paul – Romans 12: Having Quality Relationships with Others First Requires a Relationship with the Lord

The real source of strong relationships with others must start with a strong relationship with the Lord.

The Letters of the Apostle Paul: Romans 11 – Reassurance to the Jews and a Warning to the Gentiles

The Letters of the Apostle Paul: Romans 11 – Reassurance to the Jews and a Warning to the Gentiles

If you have ever puzzled over the apparent differences in the characterization of God in the Old Testament versus the New Testament, this devotional reading (and the series as a whole) can provide clarity and understanding.

The Letters of The Apostle Paul: Romans 10 – The Old Testament Prophecy Points to Jesus

The Letters of The Apostle Paul: Romans 10 – The Old Testament Prophecy Points to Jesus

The extraordinarily good news was, and is, that every individual — Jew or Gentile — can be saved simply by his or her faith in Jesus Christ.

The Letters of The Apostle Paul: Romans 9 – The Sovereignty of God, and Who Will Be Saved

The Letters of The Apostle Paul: Romans 9 – The Sovereignty of God, and Who Will Be Saved

This devotional looks at Romans 9 and examines the sovereignty of God and who will be saved. Please take a moment to read and respond. I am interested in hearing your thoughts. God bless.

The Letters of The Apostle Paul: Romans 8 – Nothing Will Separate Us from God’s Love

The Letters of The Apostle Paul: Romans 8 – Nothing Will Separate Us from God’s Love

This devotional reading focuses on two of the most frequently quoted verses of the entire New Testament – Romans 8:28 and Romans 8:38-39.

The Letters of The Apostle Paul: Romans 8 – Life in the Spirit

The Letters of The Apostle Paul: Romans 8 – Life in the Spirit

This devotional reading looks at Chapter 8 and continues to examine how we may live a more righteous way of life, free from the constant reminders of our sinful nature.

The Letters of the Apostle Paul: Romans 7- Struggling With, and Overcoming, Your Sinful Nature

The Letters of the Apostle Paul: Romans 7- Struggling With, and Overcoming, Your Sinful Nature

Chapter 7 of Romans can be very confusing if we read selected verses out of context. Please join me as we explore issues of temptation and sinful transgressions.

The Letters of the Apostle Paul: Romans 6 – Making Good Choices

The Letters of the Apostle Paul: Romans 6 – Making Good Choices

This chapter provides much fodder for contemplation, debate and discussion. It is a very strong declarative by Paul on how we should live our lives after being declared innocent or righteous by God.

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