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Romans #85 – Love and Law by bob

June 24th, 2013

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                Verse of the day:  “Love is the fulfillment of the law.”  (Romans 13:10)                 Key thought:  Love completes what law starts.  You learn to love by keeping the fundamentals (God’s laws), but you don’t stop there.  And as you grow in love, you also never outgrow the basics […]

Waldo and Danielle, I stand before you today not only as your pastor, but as your friend.  We have spent a good bit of time together during the last year, and we have a special connection.  Thank you for allowing me into your life for these past six months.  I hope this is only the […]

What Was Paul Thinking? by bob

June 23rd, 2013

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Where did we get the idea that dishonoring politicians is a Christian value? Romans 13:1-8 June 23, 2013 Interesting week It is an understatement to say that reflecting on Romans 13 this particular week has been interesting.  Paul is absolute in his most lengthy teaching about the Christian’s relationship to the government.  “Everyone must submit […]

Romans #84 – Why by bob

June 21st, 2013

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                Verse of the day:  “It is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.”  (Romans 13:5)                 Key thought:  The Christian’s behavior should look noticeably different than the world’s assumptions.  This includes our attitude toward and submission […]

Verse of the day:  “Everyone must submit to the governing authorities.”  (Romans 13:1, NLT)                 Key thought:  Our American form of government is built not on submission to authority, but on freedom.  And that might be detrimental to the humility Paul has said in Romans 12 is critical to the Christian life.                 Prayer:  Father, […]