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10/07/22 (Lesson 280)

Romans 8:26  We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.  We can imagine Paul groaning under the burden of his ministry, as he sought to proclaim Christ to a world that did not want him. He may have also...

10/06/22 (Lesson 279)

Romans 7:20  Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.  This verse is so unusual, it hardly seems to belong in the Bible. If you stole money from your employer, and explained that it was not you who...

10/05/22 (Lesson 278)

Romans 6:19  Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness.  Some of the Roman believers were slaves, who had been bought and sold more than once. If...

10/04/22 (Lesson 277)

Romans 5:3-4  [W]e also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.  No one wants to suffer, but Paul rejoiced that God is able to use it for our good. Christians who have suffered deeply...

10/03/22 (Lesson 276)

Romans 3:25  God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood.  This is one of the most important things the Bible has to say to us. When Jesus was crucified, he bore the wrath of God against our sins, so God and people could...

10/02/22 (Lesson 275)

Romans 2:4  Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?  Some of Paul’s readers misunderstood the kindness of God to be a sign of his favor. Since God had...

10/01/22 (Lesson 274)

Romans 1:20  For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.  There is no excuse for not believing in God because...

09/30/22 (Lesson 273)

Romans 1:1  Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God.  The book of Romans was written by the Apostle Paul, to the church in Rome, around AD 57. Paul wrote to introduce himself, and to prepare the church for an...

09/29/22 (Lesson 272)

Acts 23:12  The next morning some Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul. Paul was facing opposition in Jerusalem, and was taken into custody. During this time, more than forty men plotted to take his...

09/28/22 (Lesson 271)

Acts 19:13  Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed.  No one ever exercised greater power over demons than Jesus; and those who were delivered experienced great relief (Luke...