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Exposition of Romans 4:23–25 Abraham believed to show us how

If we were talking about receiving old treasure — Spanish gold doubloons, say — you would snatch them up in an instant! How is it that old words — from God, say — do not produce a similarly enthusiastic reaction? … Continue reading

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Exposition of Romans 4:20–22 In all, get on God’s page!

Dallas Cowboys football fans share some common experiences. One occurs when quarterback Tony Romo throws a deep-out to the sideline only to have the pass receiver cut sharply away toward the center of the football field. Then we hear the … Continue reading

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Exposition of Romans 4:18–19 Faith accepts reality but trusts God

Abraham’s faith was based on a very simple idea: God will do as he has said even if I cannot understand how. This explains, for example, how we may believe in heaven with full assurance even though we have never … Continue reading

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Exposition of Romans 4:9–10 Study carefully to get it right!

One of the big questions philosophers juggle is “what are the sources of that which we know?” Knowledge comes from a number of sources, but for a Christian, the revelation recorded in the Bible has primacy over all other written … Continue reading

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Exposition of Romans 4:4–5 Since God provides all, believe him!

A powerful image in late 20th century politics was the welfare-cheat, someone who was getting something for nothing. It was easy to say — and was sometimes true — that people on welfare were not willing to work. They were … Continue reading

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Exposition of Genesis 1–11: Genesis 11:18–26

Genesis 11:18–26 When Peleg had lived 30 years, he became the father of Reu.  19 And after he became the father of Reu, Peleg lived 209 years and had other sons and daughters. 20 When Reu had lived 32 years, … Continue reading

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