Theology for Everybody: Romans (Day 226)

What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was seeking. The elect obtained it, but the rest were hardened, as it is written, “God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that would not see and ears that would not hear, down to this very day.” And David says, “Let their table become a snare … Read more

Theology for Everybody: Romans (Day 263)

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. —Romans 12:12 Paul tells us to “rejoice in hope” and “be patient in tribulation.” In our broken world, we can never have enough hope and patience. There will always be trying seasons that seem longer and harder than you can bear. Every person you meet … Read more

Theology for Everybody: Romans (Day 361)

I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naïve. For your … Read more

Theology for Everybody: Romans (Day 153)

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. —Romans 8:1 Condemnation is what happens when an authority over us judges us as guilty and renders a punishmentfor us. For example, when a judge tries a case and pronounces someone guilty before issuing a prison sentence, condemnation has occurred. Likewise, when … Read more

Romans Day 1 Excerpt

Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God. —Paul in Romans 1:1 What is the first thing you do when you receive a text message or phone call from someone you don’t know or recognize? You politely ask, “Who is this?” To fully understand what … Read more

Theology for Everybody: Romans (Day 196)

For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son … And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. —Romans 8:29–30 Who chooses our salvation? There are only three options. The first … Read more