It’s Okay (even Encouraged!) to Want to Receive Gifts – It just Depends on What Kind…

One thing I have found lacking in the Church in my experience is the desire among the brethren for spiritual gifts. We are commanded by Paul to earnestly desire the gifts of the Spirit and so we should do so (1 Corinthians 14:1). The exercising of gifts was frequently used throughout the Book of Acts … Continue reading It’s Okay (even Encouraged!) to Want to Receive Gifts – It just Depends on What Kind…

Notes on the Book of Romans – Part 4 – Chapters 13-16

I wrap up my study of the Book of Romans with this final entry, much of which consists of further advice from Paul on how a Christian should live and act. Notes on Chapters 13-16 Be subject to those in authority for the sake of God's wrath and your conscience (Romans 13:1,5). I do believe … Continue reading Notes on the Book of Romans – Part 4 – Chapters 13-16

Notes on the Book of Romans – Part 3 – Chapters 9-12

Notes on Chapters 9-12 Evil men are sometimes specifically allowed to continue doing evil so that God can make an example/spectacle out of them (Romans 9:17). Let the wicked still be wicked and the righteous still be righteous (Revelations 22:11).There are (and I believe always will be until the second coming) a remnant of believers … Continue reading Notes on the Book of Romans – Part 3 – Chapters 9-12

Prayer for those Suffering from Condemnation

I have written this prayer for those who are struggling with condemnation. In my experience, condemnation has a different quality than that of a guilty conscience. Condemnation tends to have a kind of incessant, beating quality to it and is not responsive to confessions or repentance. When we confess our sins God is just to … Continue reading Prayer for those Suffering from Condemnation

Notes on the Book of Romans – Part 2 – Chapters 5-8

I continue with my study of the Book of Romans with my notes on Chapters 5-8, many of which are focused on our sin nature. Notes on Chapters 5-8 There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ for we are at peace with God through Christ and partakers of his grace (Romans 5:1,2). … Continue reading Notes on the Book of Romans – Part 2 – Chapters 5-8

Notes on the Book of Romans – Part 1 – Chapters 1-4

In keeping with the spirit of Paul, I say unto those reading this "Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ." (Romans 1:7 English Standard Version) I am currently reading through the Book of Romans and wanted to share some of my notes as I feel Paul provides a … Continue reading Notes on the Book of Romans – Part 1 – Chapters 1-4