Archive for January 2011

Agape Is part 19

The next passage from Romans is an instruction for us to raise our voices in praise to the One Who is Three, the Three Who are One. Rom. 15:5 Now may the God Who gives the power of patient endurance (steadfastness) and Who supplies encouragement, grant you to live in such mutual harmony and such [...]

Agape Is part 18

Romans chapter 15 opens with a rather positive and strong statement about showing Agape by the way we live, and not by treading on those with less understanding of the Scripture and less experienced in operating in faith. \Rom. 15:1 WE WHO are strong [in our convictions and of robust faith] ought to bear with [...]

Agape Is, part 17

As we continue to look at the instructions for Christian Life in these central chapters in Romans, we come to an interesting passage that could easily be mis-interpreted if one does not read it thoroughly. Rom. 14:14 I know and am convinced (persuaded) as one in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is [forbidden as] essentially [...]

Agape Is part 16

In Lesson 201 we began an examination of judging others. This theme continues on for several more verses: Rom. 14:5 One man esteems one day as better than another, while another man esteems all days alike [sacred]. Let everyone be fully convinced (satisfied) in his own mind. Rom. 14:6 He who observes the day, observes [...]

Operating as God’s Child

As we begin 2011, I wanted to remind everyone of the basic tenets with which we operate as God’s Children. 2010 was the year to experience God by focusing on His Agape and praying that we operate more fully in it. 2011 will finalize this discussion and move on to acting on what we know. [...]

Agape Is part 14

Remember  “judge not”? Here’s that verse from the Amplified Bible that explains this idea a bit better: Judge not [neither pronouncing judgment nor subjecting to censure], and you will not be judged; do not condemn and pronounce guilty, and you will not be condemned and pronounced guilty; acquit and forgive and release (give up resentment, [...]

Agape Is part 13

Romans 13 ends with an admonition and a command. The admonition is in verse 13: Let us live and conduct ourselves honorably and becomingly as in the [open light of] day, not in reveling (carousing) and drunkenness, not in immorality and debauchery (sensuality and licentiousness), not in quarreling and jealousy. OK, that’s easily understood. Then [...]