Mon, 21 August 2017
Focus: It is in hearing about Jesus and what God has done through Him that people believe. Why didn’t it work for Israel? Is there a problem with God’s plan to share His Word through people? No! God has always held His hands out to even a disobedient and contrary people. Dear God, thank you for working faith in the hearts of many who have heard, and for sending all of us to share the Good News about Jesus with others. Show me today how you want me to share the Gospel.
Main Text: Romans 10:5-21
Fri, 18 August 2017
Focus: As we focus on living, we can begin to imagine that we see rightness in action and understanding. The natural extension, then, is that rightness with God (righteousness) is dependent on action, and our set-apartness is based on our action and worthiness. This is the stumbling block, for Israel, and still for so many of us today. As God REALIGNS us to trust Him, will we submit and hold tightly to Him, or will we hold tightly to a righteousness that we have established?
Main Text: Romans 9:30-10:4