We are halfway through Romans at Avalon. What have we learned? And what is coming up?
The Deeper Story
How does Paul use the Old Testament in his letters? Sometimes he relies on the narrative to make his point. Sometimes he quotes it. He is always pointing to the bigger story.
Sometimes we read Scripture through the lens of the translator's headlines and miss what the author is saying. How does that affect our reading of Romans 1?
Romans is a letter
This last Sunday Pastor KPaul started at the beginning of the book of Romans. It's the start of a journey that we will finish on December 31 of this year: studying the book of Romans together as a church. I'm excited about this year, and I hope you are too. Before we dive to deeply… Continue reading Romans is a letter
Wait. Is summer almost over?
Where has summer gone? What have you done with your summer? Have you drifted? Or are you focused on the goal?
Having a Conversation with the God of the Universe
It's been a few weeks since I've posted here. There are things I could say about that. I could explain the absence. I could make excuses for the absence. I could apologize. I could be frustrated with myself. But my friend Jon Swanson at 300wordsaday.com would tell me to recognize that I needed the rest… Continue reading Having a Conversation with the God of the Universe
Matthew 5:6 is this week's verse. What does it mean to hunger and thirst for righteousness?
Whose Side Are You On?
This week in our Faith/Works series, we are looking at James 1:5-8. Here in this passage James tells us that if we need wisdom, we should ask God who will give it generously. It is God’s character to give generously to us. Jesus talks about this too: Ask and it will be given to you;… Continue reading Whose Side Are You On?