Anything Can Happen!

Mark 2:1-3- And again He entered Capernaum after some days, and it was heard that He was in the house. Immediately many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the word to them. Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men.” NKJV I’m excited aboutContinue reading “Anything Can Happen!”

Authority in the Kingdom!

Mark 1:21-22- “ Then they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath He entered the synagogue and taught. And they were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.” NKJV Mark has shared a lot with his readers thus far about Jesus in just a few verses. JesusContinue reading “Authority in the Kingdom!”

The Reign of God!

Mark 1:14-15- “Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” NKJV Mark not only uses words like “immediately” and “straightway”, he seems to write in a hurry, getting straight toContinue reading “The Reign of God!”

Avoiding Pollution!

Romans 12:3- “For by the grace [of God] given to me I say to everyone of you not to think more highly of himself [and of his importance and ability] than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has apportioned to each a degree of faith [andContinue reading “Avoiding Pollution!”

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?”

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”

Separation Anxiety!

Romans 8:35-36- “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”’ There are some separations in life that are good for us andContinue reading “Separation Anxiety!”

Triumph by Faith!

Romans 5:1-2 “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,  through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Paul has spent a great deal of time in this letter addressing righteousness by faith rather than by works.Continue reading “Triumph by Faith!”

Faith in Operation!

Romans 4:17- “(As it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did” NKJV Paul continues his argument, defending the truth that Abraham was a man of faith, and didContinue reading “Faith in Operation!”

Circumcision or Faith?

Romans 4:11- And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also” NKJV Paul has spent a lot of timeContinue reading “Circumcision or Faith?”