Month: April 2011

Fully Alive To Grace

FULLY ALIVE TO GRACE  For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.  Romans 8:2           Larry Crabb, the author of many Christian books, tells the story of getting a ticket while … Continue reading Fully Alive To Grace

Three Phrases

THREE PHRASES There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  Romans 8:1 An old German commentator named Spener said that if the Bible was a ring and the Book of Romans its precious stone, chapter 8 would be “the sparkling … Continue reading Three Phrases

What Comes Before Good News

WHAT COMES BEFORE GOOD NEWS Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I … Continue reading What Comes Before Good News

Reaching But Never Grasping

REACHING BUT NEVER GRASPING For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing.  Romans 7:19 Body, soul, and spirit are so connected.  My spirit is often willing, even eager, to walk as … Continue reading Reaching But Never Grasping

What Is Christian Maturity?

WHAT IS CHRISTIAN MATURITY? For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.  Romans 7:18 When a parent raises their child from … Continue reading What Is Christian Maturity?