Category Archives: Romans

Christians are called to live the same way the Israelite s were called to live.

I recieved the following email from a friend on Face Book this morning. Hi craig, got a question for you. I see you post religious questions or theological debts. I have asked this question to my church leaders and i … Continue reading

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Caught between a rock and a hard place.

Mark Stevens from the Parsons Patch has written a compelling reflective piece on the reality of Paul’s emotions as he struggles with being a sinful man and who he is in Christ. Romans 7:22-25 “22 For in my inner being … Continue reading

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How then can they believe?

I had a bit of an epiphany when  reading Romans 10:14-15 this morning. Rom 10:14  How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have … Continue reading

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Spiritual gifts and callings.

During this mornings devotion, the following verse stood out to me like a neon light from Romans. Rom 9:16  So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy. This verse ultimately is talking … Continue reading

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The unifying thought in Romans / Ephesians.

I propose that of all of Paul’s writings, the letter to the Ephesians is one that is closest to the letter to the Romans. While granted Ephesians is much shorter, I believe that they both have a similar genre and … Continue reading

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Romans 6:1-11 The master stroke: Fully alive.

Paul makes a series of profound statements; ‘We died to sin: how can we then live in it any longer…Don’t you know that all of us who were baptised in Christ Jesus were baptised into his death…We should no longer … Continue reading

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Digesting Romans.

I am working my way through the book of Romans and it’s taken me 7 days to get to the end of chapter 2. I have a simple method of degustation. I have an A size note book in which … Continue reading

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What is the big picture.

I’m preaching on Romans 13 tonight. I won’t give away the gist of the sermon as yet – but will post more about it tomorrow. However I do want to talk about how we look at Scripture. I have heard … Continue reading

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Paul uses the same argument in Romans 9:4-5 & Ephesians 1:3-5

I have written a couple of times about how it’s my premise that in the book of Ephesians, Paul is speaking to Gentile believers in Ephesus who had developed a superior attitude towards the Jewish believers who were coming back … Continue reading

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Esau I hate: But Jacob I loved!

In my previous post I wrote about the similarities between Romans 9 and Ephesians 1. In following that post, I want to comment on this passage from Romans. Not only that, but Rebekah’s children were conceived at the same time … Continue reading

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