Category Archives: Christian

Prayer; February 9, 2020


Romans 15:30 I urge you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me. Probably countless “missionary prayer letters” have quoted this verse. In … Continue reading

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Churchese; February 8, 2020


Romans 14:19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. Edification is a word that gets used a good bit in church but hardly anywhere else. Considering that an edifice is an … Continue reading

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Spiritual Warfare; February 7, 2020


Romans 13:12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. This whole chapter is loaded with immensely practical teaching, some of which … Continue reading

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Overcoming Evil; February 6, 2020


Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. The whole passage from verse nine on reads like a collection of pithy aphorisms, like we find in Proverbs. It really makes me think of the messages … Continue reading

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Conceit; February 5, 2020


Romans 11:33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! I have always loved this doxology, both the parts set to music and the whole … Continue reading

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God’s Grace; February 4, 2020


Romans 9:20 But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’” Paul writes about the illogicality of this, but people do … Continue reading

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Salvation; February 3, 2020


Romans 9:16 It does not, therefore, depend on man’s desire or effort, but on God’s mercy. This chapter shows that Paul, too, labored under the burden of trying to understand the infinity of God, even though he, like us, was … Continue reading

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