In chapter 9, we explore having the Lord as your avocation
How free should you be as a Christian - especially when dealing with younger, less mature believers. Paul addresses a difficult subject as freedom and legalism are compared. The answers may surprise you.
When we first come to Christ we are tempted to make radical changes to our lives in order to prove our devotion to God. But there are some dangers there - and Paul addresses these in answer to a perplexing question.
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How do you deal with sin - in your life, or in the life of someone else? Paul gives us some adivse in how to keep sin away without ruining our relationships.
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We are all construction workers. What kind of a builder are you in God's building project? Are you the sloppy, get it done fast kind - or an expert builder. Find out how to become a master tradesman in God's kingdom.
At first blush, God's wisdom seems so elementary, so foolish even. We as humans love to debate and create big complicated philosophies. Instead, the Apostle Paul shows us how to simplify our understanding to know the REAL wisdom of God.
We all know that division causes problems - but where does it really come from? Paul gives us insights and warnings that any one of us could be the cause of division in our church. Find out the qualities of a good and bad leader.
The problems that plagued Corinth - immaturity, carnality, worldly influences, division, style wars and the like - are still present today. Find out the comparisons and how to find peace in God despite the world around us.
Which are you - one who is dedicated to the work of building up the body of Christ and spreading the gospel, or worrying about getting your way? You might be surprised as we loook at these two types in Romans 16
How do we handle people who disagree with us? Paul gives us some good advice on how to listen actively, respond prayerfully, and watch circumspectfully when dealing with the less mature in Christ.
As we grow in Christ we realize just how much freedom we have in Him. But what about the immature believer - what do we do with our freedom if it causes our brother or sister to stumble or be distressed?
Paul talks about how the Christian is supposed to live in society. Not only does he say that we should obey the laws of the land
In one short chapter of the Bible, the Apostle Paul gives us a "quick start" guide to Christian living. Packed into this chapter are 6 "life principals" for living a successful life as a Christian in a fallen world.
Have you ever wondered whether the Jews are still God's people? Has He rejected them after they rejected His Son Jesus? Have you ever wanted to reach out to a Jewish friend with the gospel? Study Romans 11 to get answers!
We have a choice when it comes to serving God - we can be obstinate and stubborn and independent, or can let our hearts break and be submissive to Him. Find out the perils of the obstinate heart and the beaty of the broken heart in Romans 10.
We receive from the Lord a God-enhanced heart. God takes what we are like and enhances it - some to destruction, like Pharoah, some to incredible compassion and mercy, like Moses. What kind of heart do you have?
Do you feel discouraged, down, like you don't "measure up" to God's love? Then take heart and be encouraged. This most wonderful chapter in God's Word tell us that no person, no event, nothing at all - can separate you from God's love.
After we come to Christ there are two natures that live inside of us - the fleshly nature and the new life given to us by God. These two natures don't get along well at all - in fact they are at war with each other. Learn how to wage war against the flesh
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