romans

LSFAB0008: Romans 3-4

Beloved, we live in a time of division, wouldn’t you agree? Our nation, and even much of the world, is more divided today than we have seen in a very long time.  But guess what. Ecclesiastes 1:9 tells us, “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is…

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LSFAB0001: Romans 1 and 2

The book of Romans is so rich. I just love it. In his opening, Paul said that this letter is “to all the beloved of God in Rome, called to be holy.” To be holy, set apart, different, to live for God. My friend, being a believer in Rome was not easy. Christians were persecuted,…

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NewLSFB220: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Romans 15 and 16

Paul ends his letter to the Romans by encouraging both Jewish believers and non Jewish believers to be in harmony. And he told those who were strong in the faith to help those who were weaker. Since we are all part of Christ’s body, we are one body. Right now I have a bit of…

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NewLSFB217: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Romans 13 and 14

Paul’s scope today was pretty broad, wasn’t it? He started off with a message that is hard to swallow if you are a politically minded person. I’ve lived long enough to live under political administrations that I agreed with and those I disagreed with. All’s well if I agree with the powers that be, but…

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NewLSFB214: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Romans 12

Present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God. For some, this is a hard thing to consider. We like to think that our bodies are our own, right? Well, tie this scripture with what Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 6:19 and 20: Or do you not know that your body is…

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NewLSFB211: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Romans 11

Paul ended the last chapter by saying that Israel had rejected the Messiah, and he begins this chapter by asking if God then, has rejected them. And of course the answer is, “Of course not!”. God kept a remnant, a few out of the nation of Israel, who did believe, because of His divine grace….

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NewLSFB208: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Romans 10

There are three different verses that I want to zero in on today, and they really encapsulate the Gospel, or the Good News. Remember Jesus’ words in Matthew 18:3 when he said: Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. In all the…

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NewLSFB205: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Romans 9

So here in chapter nine, Paul is again speaking to the Jews with a message that was difficult for some of them to hear, but again, good news to us. He told them that it wasn’t genetic background that makes a person the child of God, but faith in Jesus. No matter how hard you…

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NewLSFB202: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Romans 8

Romans 8 begins with the words, “Now, because of this,”. So you have to ask “Because of what?” The apostle Paul is continuing his thoughts from the previous chapter, where he spoke of the conflict we have with our new nature that has been made possible because of God’s grace and the fallen nature of…

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NewLSFB199: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Romans 6 and 7

Ok, so there was a lot of talk of sin in today’s reading. Before I give my thoughts on the reading, maybe we should define the term. What is sin? Sin is a word we don’t hear much in our culture today, much less in our churches. I think part of the reason is that…

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