RELEASED TO BECOME GOOD I myself am satisfied about you my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another.  Romans 15:14           “She’s such a good person!”  What is meant by that?  In circumstances when most would not be good, she is good.          Paul …

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BLIND TO GOD’S PLANS And again Isaiah says, “The root of Jesse will come, even he who arises to rule the Gentiles; in him will the Gentiles hope.”  Romans 15:12          The first announcement that there would be a Savior to the world came in Genesis.  The Psalms are full of revelation that all nations …

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WHEN A WELCOME IS RUINED Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.  Romans 15:7          Why would I not want to welcome someone today into my home, into my fellowship?  While there may be a temporary reason like weariness, there is a much deeper reason when I can’t …

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HARMONY – WHAT IS IT? May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Romans 15:5-6          Before Jesus was arrested, he prayed at length …

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WHAT I MUST DO IF I’M GOING TO MAKE IT For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures, we might have hope.  Romans 15:4             Scripture is more a heart thing than it is food for the intellect.  Yet, because of …

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PICK A SIDE! But Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.”  Romans 15:3          “Whose side are you on anyway?”  I remember the pressure.  I remember the question? Bullies in my 6th grade class picked on the underdog in my class.  He …

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