I’ve got nothin’ to boast about — neither have any of us. Alas, this doesn’t always stop me from feeling like I’m at least better than “those people.” Paul didn’t think so, and (sigh) he’s probably right. Here’s my paraphrase of Romans 3:27-31: Well then, what can be our reason to boast? We have NONE! […]
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Living a righteous life means a lot of “do this” and “don’t do that,” right? Well, sort of. It DOES matter how we behave, but it’s not primarily about that. In fact, if we focus on the rules we’re sure to botch the whole thing.
We cannot save ourselves. Paul says to the Jews who boasted in their relationship to Abraham, that having the law does not save. Keeping the law would, but none of them have, or can. Even if they could, it’s too late, as all of them have already broken it. Without (most of us) being Jews, […]
As Christ followers, we get to disregard the ceremonial aspects of the Law of Moses. It’s important, though, to remember Jesus’ explanation that the greatest commandment is to: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important commandment. The […]
I’ve found a new (well, new to me) blog that’s doing a bible study “small group” on-line. Looks like they might have to “birth” a new group pretty soon if they’re going to keep the moniker small, but I want to give it a try. If you’d like to try, too, or if you’re part […]