16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. 18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing withContinue reading “Unicorns and Puppy Dogs”
Romans 8 calls us to recognize the depths of God’s goodness and how he has empowered us for all things. It is a matter of choosing where you dwell.
There are days we need that bold declaration shouted in our hearts. Today seems to be that day for me. Maybe it’s that day for you as well.
What is the power of the resurrection? It is “sweeping victory.” This is where I like how the Common English Bible puts some phrases. They take some very familiar passages and bring a fresh perspective. The resurrection is power. 11If the Spirit of the one who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, the oneContinue reading “Sweeping Victory”
This past Sunday I actually used all four texts of the Sunday reading in my message. I couldn’t even begin to dig into any one of them, but I felt the Lord had something from each passage to give to people in the congregation. The ending passage was Romans 8 and the thought we leftContinue reading “Transformation of the Mind”
All of the texts for Sunday speak to resurrection power. Ezekiel 37 is the Spirit bringing life into a place where death has ruled for a long time. John 11 is the Spirit bringing life where death has gripped Lazarus for a few days. Romans 8 is the power of the Spirit breathing new lifeContinue reading “No Grave Wins”