Monthly Archives: October 2017

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 Bible words that … 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 forward a little … Continue reading

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a grand slam should never sound like a single

The Word for today:Romans 8:1-17 Note: This article was first published on this date in 2011. 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 … 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 to think … 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 be your … Continue reading

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