May 31, 2014Pastor's Blog

Love. This concept has been misused and misapplied. Our society tells us that love is whatever feels right or that it’s about making others happy. But Romans 12:9-20 gives us a different view-God’s view. Take a moment and think about your relationships-the good ones and especially the difficult ones and see how your version of … Read More

Romans 12:1-8 Devotion

May 30, 2014Pastor's Blog

Peter gives us a warning in today’s Scripture. He says that we are not to be conformed to this world’s pattern. If we are not extremely careful, that is exactly what will happen.  Peter, writing under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, gives the solution. Are you ready for it? He says we are to … Read More

HIS Ways are Higher than OUR Ways!

May 29, 2014Pastor's Blog

God’s intention was that Christ’s salvation would be available to all people, not just the Jews. Here, Paul addresses some objections and misconceptions the Jews had about the grace and mercy of Christ. Romans 11:1-36 1. Vs. 1-10. Many Jews felt like God hadn’t kept His covenant to Israel. Paul reminded them that God had … Read More

Romans 10:12-13 Devotion

May 28, 2014Pastor's Blog

“For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile – the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on Him, for, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’”  Romans 10:12-13 It might as well be screaming out to me, “Give yourselves COMPLETELY to God, for … Read More

Romans 9 Devo

May 27, 2014Pastor's Blog

“I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people.”  Romans 9:2 This passage starts off with Paul’s intense concern and love for his people. You find his willingness to be cursed and cut off … Read More

God’s Love > Everything

May 26, 2014Pastor's Blog

 Romans 8:18-39 When pain and “hard times” come into our lives, it’s easy to think that God has abandoned/forgotten us. We think, if He were there, He would have done something by now. However, today’s passage says that nothing can separate us from Christ’s love. Here in this passage we see the neither time, events, … Read More

Spirit Of Adoption

May 24, 2014Pastor's Blog

According to Romans 8:14-17, a key indicator of our spiritual family of origin is our ability (and our willingness) to be led by God’s Spirit. It is a badge of our eternal parentage and our everlasting heritage. And God’s precious Spirit is such a wonderful guide we need never fear where He’ll lead us. His … Read More

“There is therefore now no condemnation…”

May 23, 2014Pastor's Blog

Romans 8:1-13 “There is therefore now no condemnation…” What a wonderful statement! How relaxing it is to be reminded of this. Our debt is paid, our lives redeemed. The cost has been met, the battle won. “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:57) further … Read More


May 20, 2014Pastor's Blog

Romans 5  “Since we have now been justified by His blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through Him! For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to Him through the death of His Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through His life! Not … Read More

Righteousness Through Faith

May 17, 2014Pastor's Blog

Romans 3:23-31 reminds us that we stand equally guilty of sin and also equally in need of God’s righteousness. God’s plan for our righteousness was fully accomplished by His efforts and due to His sacrificial gift; i.e. we brought nothing to the equation to deserve it and we can do nothing to earn it – … Read More