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 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 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 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? 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?