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Dec 30, 2018

Originally Presented on July 23, 2006.

Scripture Reading: Romans 1:16-17

            Romans 1:17 heralds the theme of the book of Romans, namely 'the righteousness of God.'  This phrase is so full of meaning that it is fair to say that the rest of the epistle was written to explain it.  Some form of the word 'right' is...

Dec 30, 2018

Scripture Reading: Colossians 2:1-7 

            This paragraph reveals Paul's great concern for the people in Colossae and Laodicea.  What makes this particularly interesting is that Paul had not been to those places.  The people he is so concerned about are people he had only heard about, but never...

Dec 23, 2018

Originally Presented on July 16, 2006.

Scripture Reading: Romans 1:8-15

            At the outset of the letter to the Christians in Rome, Paul has the delicate task of introducing himself and introducing his theological treatise.  In Romans 1:8-15 the apostle introduces himself to a community he had never seen.  His...

Dec 23, 2018

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 9:1-7

Part of Isaiah's message was the terrifying report of judgment on the people of Israel.  They had been repeatedly unfaithful to God and He judged them severely. Isaiah 8:22 speaks of "distress and darkness" and "the gloom of anguish."  And all of it came upon these wayward people in...

Dec 16, 2018

Originally Presented on July 9, 2006.  

Scripture Reading: Romans 1:1-7


The first paragraph of Romans summarizes the main topic of the letter, namely the gospel of God (Rom 1:1).  Wondrous truths about the gospel are indicated in these verses.  First, it is the gospel of God.  God is the source and means and goal of...