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August 5

1 Corinthians 1:18-31; 2:1-5 The message of Jesus Christ a crucified Savior is foolish to some and yet bringing life-changing power to those of us who are being saved. In our relationship with Jesus, God has brought us the benefit of freedom from our destructive...

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August 4

1 Corinthians 1:1-17 Inspired by the Holy Spirit, Paul writes to the church in Corinth, starting with thanking God and calling them to unity. In response, we should choose to live in unity with our church in "thought and purpose". We should share values, vision, and...

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August 3

Romans 16 Paul writes with love and respect for the Roman church at large and appreciation for certain servant leaders in particular. We observe a high value on long term relationships. Paul and the appointed apostles were careful to teach from what Jesus instructed...

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August 2

Romans 15:14-33 Paul explains that his letter to the Roman believers is meant to be a reminder of important truths. They know this stuff well enough to teach it, and yet they need a reminder. He expresses gratitude for the increasing number of people coming to faith...

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August 1

Romans 14:19-23; 15:1-13 Through prayer, Bible study, seeking mature counsel, and careful consideration we should develop personal convictions about how we live. God, who lovingly created us by design, has thoughts about the decisions we make and the lifestyle we...

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July 31

Romans 14:1-18 We read these words about priorities set in the context of a lifestyle of wholehearted personal devotion to Jesus, as seen in Romans 12. Living for the honor of God is more important than which day of the week we worship on. It is essential that we...

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July 30

Romans 13 Human authority is subject to God and may operate in alignment with God's desire for mercy and justice. When it does not, we may speak truth to people in power and seek to bring change. We should recognize the truth of Romans 13 and live in respect to its...

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July 29

Romans 11:33-36; 12 Who can compare with our God, the One True Source of all Life? No one. Everything we see in the natural world was created by God and is intended for His glory. Seeking to understand this, as it relates to any created thing, will lead us to wisdom....

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July 28

Romans 11:11-32 God has always been intentional about offering a personal relationship with Him. God is faithful in love. God does allow the painful results of rejecting His love, in the hope that we would turn to Him. Paul explains that the Jews had not fallen past...

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July 27

Romans 10:5-21; 11:1-10 New spiritual life comes from God, through Jesus Christ. It brings forgiveness and a state of being in a right-standing relationship with God. We can receive this by choosing faith in Jesus Christ as our Savior. Anyone who will believe in their...

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