Cheating On Jesus?

In reading this I want you to see if you notice the following parallel.  Paul likens sinning, or living in sin to committing adultery against Christ.  That’s crazy!  How much less likely would you be to allow sin in your life if you knew you were cheating on Jesus? Romans 7 Released From the Law,…

God Is Graceful. Let’s Keep Sinning?

Romans 6 contains one of my favorite sections of the Bible.  Verse one poses a question.  Since we know God’s grace abounds greatly, does that mean that we should just sin, sin, sin and expect forgiveness?  Paul’s quick answer is, no!  He follows it by saying that because we have died to sin… because we…

The Benefits of Justification

Who wants some justification?   Justification is defined as making something that was wrong right.  I want some.  I need some.  Thank God I got some!  Christ died for us, even while we were still sinners.  His death justified and reconciled us to God and His life has saved our souls.   Praise God! A…

Black Friday (Romans 4)

What are you hoping for today?  Black Friday marks the beginning of the Christmas season (except that earlier and earlier each year I notice decorations going up, this year as early as the beginning of Oct!).  Black Friday is so named because it is the day when most business start to become profitable.  We, as…

What Are You Thankful For?

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I am so blessed to have all of you as a part of my life.  My wife and I would like to extend a very special Thanksgiving wish to all of our friends and family out there! So… what are you thankful for? I am thankful first and foremost for Jesus!  What…

Romans 3

Hey all.  I know this past week I’ve been slacking on daily posts – sorry!  Thanksgiving weekend/week is a busy, busy time.  My wife and I spent the day on Sunday collecting food for families in our church.  Yesterday we delivered 10 meals!  God is so good!  My original goal was to help five families…

How Does God Judge Man?

I’ve once heard the following statement, and find it to be so accurate: “twelve people chosen to decide who has the best lawyer.”  The practice of law in America has really become a joke.  People suing people over mindless things like the temperature at which coffee is served, billboards for who can I sue dot…

Romans 1

Here begins our book study on Romans.  This is a fascinating book for so many reasons, but to me none of them is greater than the irony of it.  Paul, a Rabbi (a teacher, a preacher and a lawyer) born of pure Jewish heritage, now a Christian writing to gentiles.  This is craziness.  First and…

What Book?

What book would you guys like to study?

James 5

James 5, not unlike the first four chapters holds great wisdom. In reading the full book of James, it’s amazing how many key scriptures are found within it’s pages.  I want you to read below and notice a progression.  This chapter is the culmination of a letter written by the brother of James.  If you…