Conformity or Transformation?

Romans 12: 2- “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” NKJV Paul continues his thought of how we are to present ourselves to God! He has already shared some key points: God is looking forContinue reading “Conformity or Transformation?”

Called to Live!

Romans 12:1 – I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. NKJV When I read or think of this verse, I always see it in reference to this life we are to live before God. SometimesContinue reading “Called to Live!”

The Olive Tree

Romans 11:11-12- “I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles. Now if their fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness!” NKJV  In Romans chapters 9 through 11, we have been looking at the stateContinue reading “The Olive Tree”

I’m the Only One!

 Romans 11: 3-4 -“Lord, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life”? But what does the divine response say to him? “I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” We’re in chapter 11 of the book ofContinue reading “I’m the Only One!”

Who Believes?

Romans 10:16-17- “But they were not all obedient to the good tidings, for Isaiah saith, `Lord, who did give credence to our report?’ So then the faith [is] by a report, and the report through a saying of God” YLT The book of Isaiah is a favorite of mine. In the verse for today, PaulContinue reading “Who Believes?”

Beautiful Feet!

Romans 10:14-15- “How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preachContinue reading “Beautiful Feet!”

Confession Time!

 Romans 10:9 – That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” NKJV When you think of the word, “confession”, what comes to your mind? Is it the confessional booth in a cathedral? Maybe it means getting caught,Continue reading “Confession Time!”

What Are You Saying?

 Romans 10:8- “But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach)” NKJV If there is anything I have learned in life, I have learned that what I say matters. As a matter of fact, what I say plays an importantContinue reading “What Are You Saying?”

Zeal Doesn’t Equate Truth!

Romans 10: 2- “For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.” NKJV Paul spends a lot of time in Romans addressing Jewish beliefs that should have led to Jesus, but only led to the keeping of the Law. His heart was burdened for the Jewish nation, asContinue reading “Zeal Doesn’t Equate Truth!”

Rock of Offense

Romans 9:30-31- “What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness of faith; but Israel, pursuing the law of righteousness, has not attained to the law of righteousness.” NKJV Can I just be honest and say that a lot is going on in this chapter. I don’t mean to overlook verses,Continue reading “Rock of Offense”