It doesn’t take much to impress God. You don’t need a big house, fancy car, or an enormous bank account. In fact, you’re far more likely to impress God without those things. Those who get by with very little have a special place in…
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“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
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The Book of Romans
You may already know that the apostle Paul, who wrote much of the New Testament, was originally known as Saul of Tarsus. He was a Jewish rabbi and part of the ultra-holy group known as the Pharisees. Saul of Tarsus believed Christians were worthless and was happy to see them persecuted. Then one day Saul had a supernatural encounter with Jesus. As a result, Saul made a complete transformation and was appointed by Jesus as an evangelist to the Gentiles. Previously, only Jewish people were being converted to followers of Jesus. Now Saul of Tarsus would be known by his Roman name, Paul, and proudly carry out the duties assigned to him by Jesus and begin converting non-Jewish people knows as Gentiles to Christianity.
After some time spreading the gospel, Paul had plans to return to Rome and establish it as his home base, but there was a problem. The church in Rome had become divided. The Jewish followers of Jesus were still dedicated to the old Jewish rituals like keeping the Sabbath, eating kosher foods, and circumcision. However the Gentile followers of Jesus did not accept those rituals as part of Christianity. As a result, before his return to Rome, Paul sent the Christian church there a long letter detailing the teachings of Jesus. This is one of the most important books of the Bible, because it is a comprehensive outline of the foundations of the Christian faith.
Paul’s letter is known as the book of Romans. This is not a difficult book to read and understand; however, it is so packed with information you would be well advised to slow down and take your time digesting each chapter. This is a book about the righteousness of God, how God rescues the world through Jesus; and most importantly, this is a story about unity.
Below is a link to a series of blog post on the book of Romans that will help you digest each chapter. Each post takes less than 5 minutes to read. I pray you will be blessed by these brief Bible studies.
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Let Jesus Take Control
“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me” Galatians 2:20
When we let go of self-control and take hold of God-control our lives make a dramatic change for the better. ... See MoreSee Less