Romans, Lesson 26: What Those in Christ Have

Resurrection of the Body3

The stronger brother is chided not to abuse his Christian freedom toward the weaker brother (Romans 14:13-21), for what does not proceed from faith is sin (Romans 14:23).  Apart from faith, everything a person does is tainted with sin and, thus, not perfect enough to merit anything before God.  So, we turn to Christ to […]

Psalm 30: Weeping may lodge for the night, but joy comes in the morning

Psalm 30.5

How well did you sleep well last night?  Were you interrupted by some unexpected “visitor”?  Someone or something came to you in the early hours of the morning.  You tossed and turned, and sleep become a distant memory, even a stranger to you. This nighttime intruder is sinister.  He wakes you up and worms his […]

John 6:1-15: Jesus calls into being what was earlier not there

Jesus Feeds the 5,000 (610x351)

Like the crowd in today’s Gospel reading, you have many worries. They were hurting. They started to follow Jesus because they had seen Him heal the sick. Like you, they were sick and tired of being sick and tired. And when they saw Jesus feed the crowd, when they saw Him multiply bread and feed […]