[Week 39] Don't be a stumbling block
May 21, 2023
"It is for freedom that Christ sets you free” Gal. 5:1. We are no longer bound to the law. Does that mean we can do anything we want, short of sin? Not exactly. Being a part of the family of God and being a part of the body of Christ, means that we don't have the freedom to do things that hurt other people's faith, even if we are free in Christ to do it. Part of dying to ourselves, and putting others first, is giving up our rights for the sake of others and putting their needs first.
[Week 38] Weak vs. Strong
May 14, 2023
Not everything is black and white when it comes to living out our faith. Paul makes it clear, there are disputable matters. So how do you know what you can do and can’t? What you should do and shouldn’t? The answer is you do what honors your master. And what honors the master for one servant, may not honor the master for another.
[Week 37] Love Fulfills The Law
May 7, 2023
We have never been closer to the coming of Jesus than we are right now. How would you live if you knew he was coming soon? How would you treat people? How important would obeying Jesus be? Is there anything you are doing that you would stop? Anything you aren’t doing that you would start? Our salvation is nearer now than it has ever been. It’s time to live like it.
[Week 36] God or Government?
April 30, 2023
Should we submit to God or Government? And the answer is yes. In a country that is divided most deeply by political ideology, the idea of submitting to government is an inflammatory one. Paul invites us to see the government, not as an enemy of God but as a weapon of God. And he tells us that living in rebellion to the governing authorities is almost always living in rebellion to God.
[Week 35] Live Out Love
April 23, 2023
What does loving people look like? In this section, Paul rattles off many practical implications of loving people. From honoring others to showing hospitality to feeding your enemies. In a world where everyone is looking out for themselves, one of the greatest acts of gospel proclamation is loving others more than ourselves.
[Week 34] Living Sacrifices
April 16, 2023
What do we do now that we have come to faith in Christ? Starting in Romans 12, Paul begins to give us application for the gospel in our lives. And it starts with worship, not simply singing, but offering our whole body to Him and joining our body to His body; the church.
April 9, 2023
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[Week 33] All Israel Will Be Saved?
April 2, 2023
Can God be trusted to keep his promises? What about his promises to his people, the Israelites? As we exit Romans 11, Paul finally answers these questions. And his answer is summed up in two words, disobedience, and mercy.
[Week 32] Grafted In
March 26, 2023
When it comes to the family of God, there is only one family tree. And in this family tree, some branches that were once a part have been cut off. Other branches were not original but have been grafted in. Paul has some good news and bad news: those who have been cut off can be grafted in again, and those who have been grafted in can be cut off again.
[Week 31] Remnant of Israel
March 19, 2023
As a God follower, there will likely be times when you feel all alone. When it seems as if you are the only one who is still trying to be faithful. The reality, however, is that there has always been and always will be a remnant chosen by grace. We can rest assured that as followers of Jesus, we are never alone.