Romans 1 24 – 32 God’s wrath against sinful humanity

Romans 1 24 – 32 God’s wrath against sinful humanity Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator – whoContinue reading “Romans 1 24 – 32 God’s wrath against sinful humanity”

Romans 1: 18 – 23 God’s wrath against sinful humanity

Romans 1: 18 – 23 God’s wrath against sinful humanity The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For sinceContinue reading “Romans 1: 18 – 23 God’s wrath against sinful humanity”

Romans 1: 8 – 17 Paul’s longing to visit Rome

Romans 1: 8 – 17 Paul’s longing to visit Rome First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world. God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you inContinue reading “Romans 1: 8 – 17 Paul’s longing to visit Rome”

Romans 1: 1 – 7 Introduction

Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God – the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David, and who through the spirit of holiness was appointedContinue reading “Romans 1: 1 – 7 Introduction”

Paul’s Epistle to the Romans 1: 1 – 7

Paul’s Epistle to the Romans 1: 1 – 7 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God – the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David,Continue reading “Paul’s Epistle to the Romans 1: 1 – 7”

The resurrection of Jesus – unimportant people

The resurrection of Jesus – unimportant people It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, ‘Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.’ WhenContinue reading “The resurrection of Jesus – unimportant people”

Meditations for Good Friday

Meditation on St John’s account of Jesus’ crucifixion St John describes the crucifixion very briefly. So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). There they crucified him, and with him two others – one on each sideContinue reading “Meditations for Good Friday”

Galatians 6: 11 – 18 Not circumcision but the new creation

Galatians 6: 11 – 18 Not circumcision but the new creation See what large letters I use as I write to you with my own hand! Those who want to impress people by means of the flesh are trying to compel you to be circumcised. The only reason they do this is to avoid beingContinue reading “Galatians 6: 11 – 18 Not circumcision but the new creation”

Galatians 6: 1 – 10 Doing good to all

Galatians 6: 1 – 10 Doing good to all Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfil the law of Christ. IfContinue reading “Galatians 6: 1 – 10 Doing good to all”

Galatians 5: 13 – 26 Life by the Spirit

Galatians 5: 13 – 26 Life by the Spirit You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one commandment: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ If you biteContinue reading “Galatians 5: 13 – 26 Life by the Spirit”