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Inspiration: Romans 15 and 16, Liberty. Exhortation and Salutations

Dear Inspiration Seekers, Paul wraps up his epistle to the Romans with reiterations of his main themes, freedom from the law through Christ, responsibilities of Christians toward each other, and his reason for taking the gospel to the Gentiles.  Finally, … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Romans 14, Relationships to Weaker Brethern

Dear Inspiration Seekers, Now, if the last chapter about obeying leaders and being in debt to love did not miff you enough, Paul continues to heap on the obligations: be a role model to “weaker” Christians.  As we discussed in … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Romans 13, Relationships to Civil Authorities and Society

Dear Inspiration Seekers, Paul addresses two types of duties in Romans 13.  First, our duty to obey government leaders and second our duty to act in love toward one another.  Could the Roman government in the late 1st century have … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Romans 12, Relationships to God, the Body, our Enemies

Dear Inspiration Seekers, I grew up in the 1960’s, hearing that “Any child can grow up to become president”.  I could achieve any horizon and ambition I set myself too.  Maybe this was civil rights and flower-power era rhetoric against … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Romans 10 and 11, God’s Present and Future Dealings with Israel

Dear Inspiration Seekers, In chapters 10 and 11, Paul outlines God’s relation to the Hebrews, through God’s directions to Moses and instructions in the law.  Paul also recites Israel’s failing to follow the laws, and potential to continue to be stubborn … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Romans 9, God is Righteous in Electing Grace

Dear Inspiration Seekers, Paul reviews the theme that he has been working through about the Jews inheriting the law, and by their inability to adhere to the law, death.  He reiterates that should the Christians in Roman require that the … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Romans 8, In Christ Jesus

Dear Inspiration Seekers, In the closing verse of chapter 7, Paul returns to neuroscience: “… I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.” (NIV).  Maybe … Continue reading

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