Posts with the tag “audrey”
1 Corinthians 15
by Audrey Rogers on July 24th, 2020
Do not be deceived: "Bad company ruins good morals."1 Corinthians 15:33If you (symbolically) sat on a block of ice, is your relationship with Jesus on fire enough that you would melt the ice? Or is your passion for God a little more on the lukewarm side, such that the ice would start to freeze your bum? We should consider this question in light of our friendships as well. Do your relationships ins...
1 Corinthians 14
by Audrey Rogers on July 23rd, 2020
For God is not a God of confusion but of peace.1 Corinthians 14:332020 has undoubtedly been one of the most confusing years in history. Between keeping track of the current pandemic guidelines, working and schooling from home, trying to understand racial tensions and the history that has brought them about, and now trying to figure out where all our nation's coins have gone? It's a mess! And the m...
1 Corinthians 13
by Audrey Rogers on July 22nd, 2020
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.1 Corinthians 13:13Without love, we are nothing (v2) and we have nothing (v3). We are worse than nothing - we are an annoyance (v1). But it's not too difficult to find love within ourselves - how do we know if we have love? Verses 4-7 give a pretty good description of the fruit that will be in our lives if we have l...
1 Corinthians 12
by Audrey Rogers on July 21st, 2020
To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.1 Corinthians 12:7Consider the Mona Lisa: da Vinci spent hours capturing the spirit and personality of his subject and "manifesting" it in his painting. Mostly it was for her own benefit - she was a wealthy woman who wanted a self portrait. But it was such a unique piece of art that through the ages, millions have benefited from ...
1 Corinthians 11
by Audrey Rogers on July 20th, 2020
Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.1 Corinthians 11:28You know how dirt builds up so gradually? You wash your car and as days go by it seems like it still looks good but then one day you swipe a finger across it and EW - it seems to have suddenly become caked in dust again! Our minds and hearts are like that - we may have a time of spiritual cleansing ...
by Audrey Rogers on June 26th, 2020
Romans 11:33Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!Paul has been sharing some very deep thoughts and complex theology in this book! He’s trying to explain the mind of God, which is so very far above our heads. I am humbled when I realize how narrow my focus can get sometimes, and then the Holy Spirit helps me bac...
by Audrey Rogers on June 25th, 2020
Romans 10:2For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.Paul is talking about his Jewish brothers & sisters – they were ALL ABOUT following the Rules of Righteousness, trying to earn favor with God – but they didn’t understand that ultimately, God does not want our self-sacrifices. We don’t get to heaven just by following all the rules or being a ‘good pers...
by Audrey Rogers on June 24th, 2020
Romans 9:18So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills.If God chooses to have mercy on one person but not another, what then is the point of praying for God to save certain people? What’s the point of trying to raise our children “in the way they should go”? What’s the point of telling people about Jesus? It may seem like there is no point, no hope, if we have no as...
by Audrey Rogers on June 23rd, 2020
Romans 8:1There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.Condemnation = punishment. If you are abiding in Jesus and He in you, you no longer face eternal punishment. Conviction = declaration of guilt. We do all still face conviction because we are all still guilty. Guilty of missing the mark of God’s perfect will for our life, whether that be by walking in pride, anger, b...
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