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Aug 30, 2020

Originally Presented: March 1st, 2009

Scripture Reading: Romans 15:22-33

In this section of Romans, Paul lays out his future plans.  Having preached over most of the eastern section ("Jerusalem to Illyricum" - Rom 15:19) of the Roman empire, he sets his sights on Spain, the farthest western realm of Roman rule.  On his...

Aug 30, 2020

Scripture Reading: John 1:19-28

The overall purpose of the gospel of John is that "you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name" (Jn 20:31).  To that end, in writing this gospel, John is making a case for the nature of Jesus.  Jesus is presented as the Son of...

Aug 23, 2020

Originally Presented: February 22nd, 2009

Scripture Reading: Romans 15:19

In his recounting his ministry, Paul makes reference to what Christ had accomplished through him (Rom 15:18) and he cites that this work was done "in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit" (Rom 15:19).  The phrase "signs and...

Aug 23, 2020

Scripture Reading: John 1:14-18

There is no event in human history of more wonder and majesty and significance than the incarnation of the second person of the Trinity.  The Creator and Owner of everything that is, became a human being.  He walked on the earth He created.  He ate the food that existed because He made...

Aug 16, 2020

Originally Presented: February 1st, 2009

Scripture Reading: Romans 15:7-13

The final exhortation to Christians to accept one another, in spite of their behavioral differences in non-essential things, includes a deliberate reference to the whole Old Testament by way of quotations.  One last time before he leaves his...