Monthly Archives: October 2010

Chapter-a-Day Romans 10

Image via Wikipedia Say the welcoming word to God—”Jesus is my Master”—embracing, body and soul, God’s work of doing in us what he did in raising Jesus from the dead. That’s it. You’re not “doing” anything; you’re simply calling out … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Romans 9

All we’re saying is that God has the first word, initiating the action in which we play our part for good or ill. Romans 9:18 (MSG) One of our friends is a talented actor with a marvelous voice. She has … Continue reading

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Loveable, Valuable, and Capable

From the moment my daughters were born, I wanted to imprint a truth on their soul: You are so loveable,  that God gave his one, and only, son for you. You are so valuable,  that you were bought with a price. You … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Romans 8

Image via Wikipedia So don’t you see that we don’t owe this old do-it-yourself life one red cent. There’s nothing in it for us, nothing at all. The best thing to do is give it a decent burial and get … Continue reading

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Capter-a-Day Romans 7

Image via Wikipedia  The very command that was supposed to guide me into life was cleverly used to trip me up, throwing me headlong. Romans 7:10-11 (MSG) There was a drawer in the kitchen when I was a kid. It … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Romans 6

So, since we’re out from under the old tyranny, does that mean we can live any old way we want? Since we’re free in the freedom of God, can we do anything that comes to mind? Hardly. Romans 6:15 (MSG) … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Romans 5

There’s more to come: We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, … Continue reading

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