Romans 8:28

Misunderstood, misapplied, and misused verse #1 Misinterpreted How many times do people say only part of Romans 8:28 and that out of context? Scripture must always be interpreted in context and in its entirety. The first mistake with this misunderstood quote is that it only uses part of the verse. Here is the whole thing:… Continue reading Romans 8:28

My word for 2021

Habakkuk 1-3 Wait. Not exactly the word I expected for 2021, but that's the one that stuck. Some people might say it was a word from the Lord, but I won't be so bold as to claim to hear God in such specific terms. Still, this is the word that came to mind over and… Continue reading My word for 2021

Choose joy in suffering

Romans 5:3 Rejoice in suffering. Now that sounds fun. Don't we have enough to deal with right now with pandemic and racism and Zoom fatigue and hurricanes and wildfires? And we have to be joyful about it? In a word, yes. We don't need to be happy about suffering, but we can choose joy over… Continue reading Choose joy in suffering

By faith

Romans 5:2 We have peace with God because Jesus is the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him (Hebrews 5:9.) What does this mean? It means we have ACCESS to grace and JOY in hope no matter what our circumstances may be. We stand on a foundation of salvation because Jesus did the… Continue reading By faith