Monthly Archives: October 2010

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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Chapter-a-Day Romans 4

If those who get what God gives them only get it by doing everything they are told to do and filling out all the right forms properly signed, that eliminates personal trust completely and turns the promise into an ironclad … Continue reading

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Beautiful October Weekend

It was just over a week ago that our sister-in-law, Heidi, called and asked if we might meet them at the Playhouse for the weekend. We were thrilled, and so we found ourselves enjoying the nicest October weekend I can … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Romans 3

 For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. Romans 3:20a (NLT) It’s been a tough year for my teams. Last January my favorite team, the Vikings tragically missed going to the Super Bowl … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Romans 2

God is kind, but he’s not soft. In kindness he takes us firmly by the hand and leads us into a radical life-change. Romans 2:4 (MSG) My wife and I sat in the living room last night and had a … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Romans 1

For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. Romans 1:16a (NLT) I have an anniversary coming up. It’s a birthday, actually. In February 2011 I will celebrate 30 years since I heard Jesus call me to follow Him. Thirty … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day 2 Chronicles 36

The evil mindset spread to the leaders and priests and filtered down to the people—it kicked off an epidemic of evil, repeating the abominations of the pagans and polluting The Temple of God so recently consecrated in Jerusalem. 2 Chronicles … Continue reading

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