How do we handle people who disagree with us? Paul gives us some good advice on how to listen actively, respond prayerfully, and watch circumspectfully when dealing with the less mature in Christ.
As we grow in Christ we realize just how much freedom we have in Him. But what about the immature believer - what do we do with our freedom if it causes our brother or sister to stumble or be distressed?
Paul talks about how the Christian is supposed to live in society. Not only does he say that we should obey the laws of the land
In one short chapter of the Bible, the Apostle Paul gives us a "quick start" guide to Christian living. Packed into this chapter are 6 "life principals" for living a successful life as a Christian in a fallen world.
Have you ever wondered whether the Jews are still God's people? Has He rejected them after they rejected His Son Jesus? Have you ever wanted to reach out to a Jewish friend with the gospel? Study Romans 11 to get answers!
We have a choice when it comes to serving God - we can be obstinate and stubborn and independent, or can let our hearts break and be submissive to Him. Find out the perils of the obstinate heart and the beaty of the broken heart in Romans 10.
We receive from the Lord a God-enhanced heart. God takes what we are like and enhances it - some to destruction, like Pharoah, some to incredible compassion and mercy, like Moses. What kind of heart do you have?
Do you feel discouraged, down, like you don't "measure up" to God's love? Then take heart and be encouraged. This most wonderful chapter in God's Word tell us that no person, no event, nothing at all - can separate you from God's love.
After we come to Christ there are two natures that live inside of us - the fleshly nature and the new life given to us by God. These two natures don't get along well at all - in fact they are at war with each other. Learn how to wage war against the flesh
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What sin did by separating you from God
When we do a job we expect to get paid for it. When we do something right we might expect God to repay us - but that's not how it works in God's economy. Learn about the four keys to faith by Paul's account of Abraham's faith.
Some people think that God looks at our lives and balances the good against the bad. If we have more good than bad, we get to heaven. That's not how it works - to get right with God you've got to go around the law and get rightness from another source.
The people of Israel had some mis-assumptions about the Messiah. These mis-assumptions caused them to miss Jesus' coming. We too can fall into these same misconceptions about how God works despite how the circumstances appear. Audio missing first 5 min.
How do you get in good standing with God? Sometimes we mistake the outward signs of rightness for inward reality. In fact, the Lord urges us to examine the "secret self" and lay it bare to God and let His Son cleanse it. Are you willing?
Our study through the book of Romans 1 shows us a God who loves humans, but must reveal His wrath on anything that is not like Him. It is one of the best chapters in the Bible to clearly understand God's righteous character, and our fallibility.
Do you ever feel lonely, depressed, abandoned? Jesus has three special words of encouragement for you - words that will give you comfort and purpose, especially in times when you don't feel like going on.
The story of Jesus betrayal, arrest, and trial could be seen as a dark time, but it teaches us things about faith, suffering, and finding the will of God in our lives like no other portion of Scripture.
In the end we will not be able to say "I don't want to play this religion game." It won't be about religion, but about relationship with God. As Jesus prepares to go to the cross, He shares His very last teaching, about our lives, and about the end times.
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