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July 26

Romans 9:22-33; 10:1-4 Jesus fulfilled the purpose of the law (found in Scripture). As a result, all who believe in Him are brought into a “right-standing” relationship with God. For this reason, our God has been patient in waiting on humans to respond to His plan of...

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July 25

Romans 9:1-21 God makes decisions. We are talking about the One True Living God. The One True Source of Life. We should carefully avoid a relationship of superstition with God, trying to force our genie out of the bottle. We believe that God has the right to choose...

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July 24

Romans 8:18-39 Here and now we will experience some suffering, that is temporary, and not truly comparable to the peace and joy we will now in Heaven as Jesus followers. In this, we may identify with what Jesus experienced. God the Holy Spirit can help us pray when we...

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July 23

Romans 8:1-17 When I have found salvation in Jesus Christ, I am not under condemnation. When I follow Jesus Christ, with wholehearted devotion, I am constantly looking for His direction. In this way, I don’t live in the way that I used to. Now there is freedom for me....

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July 22

Romans 7:7-25 As we learn about God's plan for a healthy life, our sinful human nature pulls our attention to cravings that move us away from Jesus-following desires. This toxic selfishness may bring a raging internal conflict. The only effective peace treaty is found...

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July 21

Romans 6:15-23; 7:1-6 We are giving control over to whatever it is that we choose to follow. It is possible that you have learned over time, that your own cravings, thoughts, and feelings are not always reliable for life-altering decisions. Spiritual freedom can be...

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July 20

Romans 6:1-14 When we receive the grace found in Jesus, the power that sin had over us is broken. Now we are able to live in a new way. In the same way that death has no power over Jesus, our sin nature now has no power over us. You should become aware of this truth...

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July 19

Romans 5:12-21 Disorder, mistakes, selfishness, and their consequences entered our world through our ancestors. But even more powerful is the grace and forgiveness coming to us through Jesus! This love of God is a gift, removing our guilt and restoring our...

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July 18

Romans 4:16-25; 5:1-11 Abraham received God’s promise by faith. In this way, he was brought into a “right standing” relationship with God. Now through Jesus Christ, the same can be true for us today. Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins and was raised to life to...

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July 17

Romans 4:1-15 Paul explains that the relationship Abraham had with God was based on faith, not following Jewish law, nor Jewish identity. At that time some segments of Jewish people had turned their faith into a belief system that required religious actions for a...

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