This summer we are reading through the letters Paul wrote to the different Churches in the New Testament. Paul’s letters are called “the Epistles” and incorporates Romans, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus and Philemon. These letters have proven to be foundational they are foundational texts for both Christian theology and ethics.
This past week we have read Romans 1-4. Here are 3 lessons from these chapters.
It’s the Power of God for Salvation of Everyone
Paul was one of the greatest missionaries ever to live. He took the good news of Christ to as many people as possible. Why? Because his life was changed but also because he know it was the POWER of God for the salvation of everyone who believes. He was not ashamed to tell people about God as Tom shares in this devotional from Romans 1 about Paul’s mission to those who choose to exchange the Truth of God for a lie.
God’s Law is Important to Follow
We are saved by God’s grace, but it is also important to know, understand and follow God’s law. Why? Tom Hamberger explains why in this devotional. You can also read about it in Romans 3:1-20 and Exodus 20.
You Will NEVER be Good Enough to Earn Salvation
We don’t follow God for a variety of reason. One of those reasons why we hold off on giving our lives to God because we feel like we are not good enough for salvation. The problem is, that’s the point. We are never good enough for God’s grace. But, as Pat explains in this devotional from Romans 4, we cannot earn salvation. It is freely given to us. Are you ready to give your life over to Christ. If so, we would love to talk to you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today.
These are just 3 of the lessons you could have gotten out of from Romans 1-4. They are not the only ones. What did you get out of reading these passages? If you are not part of this group, but would like to be getting these texts, simply text the word “Paul” to 703-454-5990. In addition to this, to be part of other Bible Study encouragement groups where you can pick out other Bible Studies to do throughout the year, go to this page.