I long to see you.

By David Maby | May 15, 2018

Romans 1:11-13 11 For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you- 12 that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine. 13 I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that I have often intended to come…

Your faith is proclaimed in all the world.

By David Maby | May 14, 2018

Romans 1:8-10 8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world. 9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I mention you 10 always in my prayers, asking that…

Loved by God.

By David Maby | May 13, 2018

Romans 1:7 To all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  – Romans 1:7 Loved by God. What a beautiful thought. Most religions have a God that needs to be appeased, that we have to…

The obedience of faith

By David Maby | May 11, 2018

Romans 1:5-6 5 through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, 6 including you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ, – Romans 1:5-6 Paul states here that WE have received grace and apostleship. He is not…

Declared to be the Son of God

By David Maby | May 9, 2018

Romans 1:4 and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, – Romans 1:4 Paul has declared that he has been set apart for the gospel of God. The use of the word gospel, or “good news”…

Which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures

By David Maby | May 8, 2018

Romans 1:2-3 2 which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, 3 concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh – Romans 1:2-3 One of the compelling proofs that the word of God can be trusted is the fulfillment of prophecy in the bible. This topic is fascinating…

A servant of Christ Jesus

By David Maby | May 7, 2018

Romans 1:1 1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, Paul starts this letter to the church in Rome by placing two occupations he has in order. First he is a servant: a ‘doulos’ in the Greek, meaning a slave (literal or figurative, involuntary or…

For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

By David Maby | April 17, 2018

Can you make someone love you by implementing laws? The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the GALATIANS – Chapter 5 1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. 2 Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ…

And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”

By David Maby | April 8, 2018

Is there truth in the statement “It’s not what you know but who you know”? The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the GALATIANS – Chapter 4 1 I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything, 2 but…