Tag Archives: hope

The prayer of faith. James 5:13-20.


We ended our last look at James with James 5:11. “We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion … Continue reading

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Christ the Hope of Jews and Gentiles, Romans 15: 8-13.


Christ the Hope of Jews and Gentiles When we closed our last post, we were counseled to welcome others, just as the Messiah has welcomed us. God nor Paul have changed their minds, and so we continue with Romans chapter … Continue reading

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Here it is, April 4, 2020, and I feel a strong compulsion to address fear.


We are surrounded by negativity and fear. The daily news is feeding into the fear by amplifying aspects of the most recent virus while inflating the death tolls. What am I talking about? What we now call Covid 19, and what … Continue reading

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Suffering compared with glory. Romans 8:18-30


My first thought, the Glory of God’s presence, is something I can only vaguely describe, and all I understand of heaven boils down to one simple word, peace. So, there truly is no comparison, especially those who sit beside me … Continue reading

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Today the Mormons came to my door.


I don’t like confrontation, nor do I like to embarrass myself, so typically I tell the Mormons and the Jehovah’s Witness, that I am not interested, and they leave; but not today. For years I have heard others talk about … Continue reading

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Death in Adam, Life in Christ. Romans 5:12-21


The NIV entitles this section – Death in Adam, Life in Christ Here is a standard version of Romans 5:12. Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to … Continue reading

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Since we have been made right. Romans 5:1-4.


The NASB opens chapter five with this headline. Peace with God through faith. Spend any amount of time, in church and someone will tell you that you are just a sinner, saved by grace. Often, they take it a step … Continue reading

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Romans chapter four. What of Abraham?


In looking at Romans chapter four, it initiates with a question. What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather, according to the flesh, has found? (Romans 4:1 NASB) The NASB does not improve my understanding, for the language is … Continue reading

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The Apostleship of Paul. Romans 1:1-6.


Do you ever wonder what our purpose and goals are? I am not talking about standing at the door of a grocery store and passing out Jesus loves you tracks; I am talking about our hope and destiny. Well, I … Continue reading

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As they used to say on Monty Python, and now for something completely different.


Yes, I have been continuing to weave my way through the book of Micah, but something happened that I want to share with you. Last Monday the wife and I went to a local Botanical Garden. I have been going … Continue reading

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