We are halfway through Romans at Avalon. What have we learned? And what is coming up?
Tag: New Testament
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?
Matthew 5:6 is this week's verse. What does it mean to hunger and thirst for righteousness?
The Answer of Presence
Where do you run when trouble comes? What is the answer to your suffering?
My sister and I were great at sibling rivalry when we were kids. We fought over everything. We had the standard, "She's touching me!" or "She's on my side!" in the back seat of the car frequently. We fought over the passenger seat when we got older. We fought over toys and the bathroom and… Continue reading Sibling Rivalry
Sparks or Spurs
Is your tongue a spark or a spur?
Dead or Alive
Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com One of the things that James says about faith without works is that it is dead. Dead. I think I miss the strength of that image for a couple of reasons. One reason is that the passage is familiar, so I don't stop and think about the images he is… Continue reading Dead or Alive