Category Archives: THE WORD – Thoughts from the book of Romans

Thoughts from Romans 16 (Watch out for the enemy within)

Paul names a number of people, commending them for their faithfulness and dedication. He then issues a warning to be on guard for those who in effect, are in church but not true believers. It sounds odd that would be

Thoughts from Romans 16 (Watch out for the enemy within)

Paul names a number of people, commending them for their faithfulness and dedication. He then issues a warning to be on guard for those who in effect, are in church but not true believers. It sounds odd that would be

Thoughts from Romans 15 (Strength is for service, not status)

As our character develops and we become stronger people the more we should realise that it’s not about us. Strength of character should manifest itself in concern for others, not how we can promote ourselves.

Thoughts from Romans 15 (Strength is for service, not status)

As our character develops and we become stronger people the more we should realise that it’s not about us. Strength of character should manifest itself in concern for others, not how we can promote ourselves.

Thoughts from Romans 14 (Reaching out through practical Christianity)

If you have beliefs, that’s good, but no matter how much you desire others embrace them, they can’t be imposed. We can’t force people to believe the same things as we do. But what we can do though is live

Thoughts from Romans 14 (Reaching out through practical Christianity)

If you have beliefs, that’s good, but no matter how much you desire others embrace them, they can’t be imposed. We can’t force people to believe the same things as we do. But what we can do though is live

Thoughts from Romans 13 (Rebellious people never find peace)

Strive to be a good citizen, respecting others and obeying the law of the land. We should desire to live that way, not simply to avoid punishment from the authorities, but because it’s the right thing to do. Rebellious people

Thoughts from Romans 13 (Rebellious people never find peace)

Strive to be a good citizen, respecting others and obeying the law of the land. We should desire to live that way, not simply to avoid punishment from the authorities, but because it’s the right thing to do. Rebellious people

Thoughts from Romans 12 (The Bible is very practical)

Reading through this chapter this morning, in The Message, is another reminder of just how practical the teachings of Scripture are. Many people criticise the Bible as being boring and irrelevant, but in reality how many have actually even opened

Thoughts from Romans 12 (The Bible is very practical)

Reading through this chapter this morning, in The Message, is another reminder of just how practical the teachings of Scripture are. Many people criticise the Bible as being boring and irrelevant, but in reality how many have actually even opened

Thoughts from Romans 11(Return to God)

The chapter deals with Israel; gone its own way, far from God, yet the door is still open. That’s also a picture that is relevant to us today. There are many who once believed, but have slipped, and no longer

Thoughts from Romans 11(Return to God)

The chapter deals with Israel; gone its own way, far from God, yet the door is still open. That’s also a picture that is relevant to us today. There are many who once believed, but have slipped, and no longer

Thoughts from Romans 10 (Faith, not religion)

If we truly want to know God and experience his goodness then we have to understand that it’s through faith that we connect. In the context of outward, empty religion, we’ll never encounter God that way. Just because you go

Thoughts from Romans 10 (Faith, not religion)

If we truly want to know God and experience his goodness then we have to understand that it’s through faith that we connect. In the context of outward, empty religion, we’ll never encounter God that way. Just because you go

Thoughts from Romans 9 (The sovereignty of God)

In our world of us making decisions, of people being in control and man at the top of his pile, let’s never forget that God is ultimately in control. It may not seem like it when you scan a godless,

Thoughts from Romans 9 (The sovereignty of God)

In our world of us making decisions, of people being in control and man at the top of his pile, let’s never forget that God is ultimately in control. It may not seem like it when you scan a godless,

Thoughts from Romans 8 (The Spirit gives life)

Religion without the Spirit is dead and lifeless. It’s about us and how good we can become through our good works and church attendance. Obviously there’s nothing wrong with either, in fact they’re good. But without relationship they’re just outward

Thoughts from Romans 8 (The Spirit gives life)

Religion without the Spirit is dead and lifeless. It’s about us and how good we can become through our good works and church attendance. Obviously there’s nothing wrong with either, in fact they’re good. But without relationship they’re just outward

Thoughts from Romans 7 (We’re all sinners in need of a saviour)

Although Paul was a high profile leader in the early church, he still struggled with sometimes not doing the right thing. That doesn’t mean to say he had great secret sins in his life, it just means that when he

Thoughts from Romans 7 (We’re all sinners in need of a saviour)

Although Paul was a high profile leader in the early church, he still struggled with sometimes not doing the right thing. That doesn’t mean to say he had great secret sins in his life, it just means that when he

Thoughts from Romans 6 (God or sin?)

Sin isn’t a popular word these days, and the concept of it definitely isn’t. In our godless society, where moral relativism rules, the only wrong is what you decide. When we write the rules, we never sin. However that conflicts

Thoughts from Romans 6 (God or sin?)

Sin isn’t a popular word these days, and the concept of it definitely isn’t. In our godless society, where moral relativism rules, the only wrong is what you decide. When we write the rules, we never sin. However that conflicts