Taken as a whole, the Romans Road is a beautiful and simple way to present the truth of the gospel. Unfortunately, it has always seemed to me that the first two steps seem to get nearly all the time and focus.
How much electricity do you think Motel 6 wasted because of all those stupid commercials?
If your enemies are hungry, give them food to eat. If they are thirsty, give them water to drink. (Proverbs 25:21) Read: Jeremiah 31:27-32:44, 1 Timothy 3:1-16, Psalm 88:1-18, Proverbs 25:20-22 Relate: There is a story of a soldier during Vietnam. He and his battalion had just gone into a small village that was suspected of…
But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (Ephesians 2:4-5) Read: Isaiah 41:17-43:13, Ephesians 2:1-22, Psalm 67:1-7, Proverbs 23:29-35 Relate: Sometimes I imagine the day it will happen. I’ll be sitting at my desk…
Hiding from the consequences of our sin seems to be our knee jerk reaction, but it does not work.
I am so grateful that God gives us second chances. (and third, and fourth, and…)
Recently I found myself sitting, waiting outside the principle’s office. When it was my time to go in, things did not quite go as I had expected.
After the sun went down and darkness fell, Abram saw a smoking firepot and a flaming torch pass between the halves of the carcasses. So the Lord made a covenant with Abram that day and said, “I have given this land to your descendants, all the way from the border of Egypt to the great Euphrates River.”…
Grace means we do get what do not deserve. Mercy means we do not get what we do deserve. Grace means God’s favor is poured out. Mercy means His wrath is withheld.
If people knew the real me, they would learn that I have a past that is far from reputable, a thought life that is far from wholesome, a tongue that is far from kind, an anger that is far from under control, a pride that refuses to allow this side of me to be exposed, and an apathy that doesn’t care to change things.