If you are following the read-through-the-Bible plan with us, you have come to the end of Romans today.(or you will finish in the next five days of catch up time) John Piper closed his sermon series on Romans with a prayer. Here is the conclusion of that prayer, Jesus Christ in the Book of Romans, But … More Embracing Christ and His work on the Cross
March 25 Romans 16 (ESV) Personal Greetings 16:1 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant  of the church at Cenchreae, 2 that you may welcome her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints, and help her in whatever she may need from you, for she has been a patron of … More March 25 Romans 16
In Romans 15:20-21 Paul states, …thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else’s foundation, but as it is written, “Those who have never been told of him will see, and those who have never heard will understand.” Vernacular Video Mission International (VVMI) is reaching out to those … More To preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named
March 24 Romans 15:14-33 (ESV) Paul the Minister to the Gentiles 14 I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers,  that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another. 15 But on some points I have written to you very boldly by way of reminder, because of the grace given me … More March 24 Romans 15:14-33
In our Bible passage in Romans today: For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. —Romans 15:4 John Piper says that there are three three truths from Romans 15:4 All the Scriptures are for our instruction. All the Scriptures … More How’s your appetite?
March 23 Romans 15:1-13 (ESV) The Example of Christ 15:1 We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. 3 For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of … More March 23 Romans 15:1-13
One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Romans 14:2-3 John Piper on Romans 14, “Each One Should Be Fully … More Paul: Get the really big things front and center
March 22 Romans 14 (ESV) Do Not Pass Judgment on One Another 14:1 As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. 2 One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. 3 Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not … More March 22 Romans 14
We come to Romans 13 in our read-through-the-Bible plan for today. Here is John Piper on Romans 13: And so the great question that Paul is dealing with now in Romans 12–16 is what does life look like for people who know that by faith alone all their sins are forgiven, and all their condemnation … More Christ will be my focus, love will be my fruit.
March 21 Romans 13 (ESV) Submission to the Authorities 13:1 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3 For rulers are not a … More March 21 Romans 13