Monthly Archives: October 2011

no bigger deal

The Word for today: Romans 9:1-13   A couple days ago, I encouraged the no-longer-novice Bible students among us to make the transition from paraphrased Bible versions to  “standard” versions, where they will learn to love those big, grand, power-packed … Continue reading

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rhetorical questions

(by Pastor Joe) The Word for Today: Romans 8:18-39 Here’s the scene: It is the beginning of a hot, humid day. You are getting on a crowded subway. Cue narrator: “Aren’t you glad that you use Dial?…” The subway sputters … Continue reading

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a grand slam should never sound like a single

The Word for today: Romans 8:1-17 Some of the precepts and concepts of the kingdom of heaven are, at first, difficult to comprehend.   So thank God that some of our Bible versions do a great job of making things easier … Continue reading

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connecting faith to faith

  The Word for today: Romans 7:7-25 We think of the Apostle Paul as the spiritual giant of the New Testament.  He was the great defender of the faith.   He was the greatest missionary who ever lived.   (I also happen … Continue reading

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show me the way to go home

The Word for today: Romans 6.15-7.6 mark these:  (see verses below) I meant to do my work today.  But I’m so far under the weather that I’d need a shovel to dig my way to the surface. I meant to … Continue reading

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