The Letters of the Apostle Paul: Romans 5 – The Contrast Between Adam and Jesus
This devotional reading of Romans 5 looks at Paul’s way of harmonizing the Old Testament with the New.
Please take some time to read and respond. Bless you all for participating in this process.
Chapter 4 reminds the Romans that God’s unmerited, undeserved gift of grace comes not from adherence to the law or from our good works but rather simply in response to our abiding faith.
It is difficult at times for us to admit that we are sinners. And we are often warned against using broad generalizations that may not always apply.
Today’s devotional reading focuses on Romans 1 and examines issues of identifying with sin and how it can provide glimpses of God.
The Letters of the Apostle Paul: Romans 1 – The Gospel
The overall theme of Paul’s letter to the Romans is God’s plan of salvation and righteousness for Jews and Gentiles alike.
Please consider visiting the blog for postings in the Epistles of Paul series. For the next few days we’ll be exploring Paul’s letter to the Romans. Your thoughts and comments are welcomed.
The power and magnitude of God is not an isolated thing, and it was on another continent that I was reminded of the undeniable truth of God’s hand in human creation. As I observed the incredible durability of the engine that sustains human life – the heart –my faith in God was profoundly reinforced.
Has someone in your congregation overcome the greatest challenge of his or her life through the grace of God? Was that person’s deliverance from hardship so profound that he or she felt compelled to share His grace with others facing a similar challenge?
When children of wealthy families struggle unsuccessfully to meet the lofty demands and expectations of their parents, resulting failures can cause many to become seriously depressed and to self-medicate with alcohol or drugs. Sadly, the resulting downward spiral—one that is difficult to escape—often leads to suicide.Thankfully God can help break that cycle.
True faith is facing our struggles with the calm certainty that God will provide what we need most in our times of duress. And when we make it through the storm to the other side, we are stronger and wiser. And that is a glorious testimony for God.