salvation by grace

The grace of our Lord be with you

By David Maby | October 12, 2018

Romans 16:19-24 19 For your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil. 20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be…

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Watch out!

By David Maby | October 11, 2018

Romans 16:17-18 17 I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. 18 For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of…

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Be a people person

By David Maby | October 9, 2018

Romans 16: 1-16 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 many and of myself as…

New perspective

By David Maby | October 8, 2018

Romans 15:30-33 30 I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf, 31 that I may be delivered from the unbelievers in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the…

Spiritual blessings

By David Maby | October 7, 2018

Romans 15:26-29 26 For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make some contribution for the poor among the saints at Jerusalem. 27 For they were pleased to do it, and indeed they owe it to them. For if the Gentiles have come to share in their spiritual blessings, they ought also to be of…

Paul made plans

By David Maby | October 6, 2018

Romans 15:22-25 22 This is the reason why I have so often been hindered from coming to you. 23 But now, since I no longer have any room for work in these regions, and since I have longed for many years to come to you, 24 I hope to see you in passing as I…

Come, let us reason together

By David Maby | October 5, 2018

Romans 15:18-21 18 For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to bring the Gentiles to obedience-by word and deed, 19 by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God-so that from Jerusalem and all the way around to Illyricum I…

I have reason to be proud of my work for God.

By David Maby | October 4, 2018

Romans 15:14-17 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 by God 16 to be…

I will praise you among the Gentiles

By David Maby | October 3, 2018

Romans 15:8-13 8 For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God’s truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, 9 and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written, “Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles, and…