A Holy Longing (Romans 1:9-15)

“For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers; Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.” (Romans 1:9–10,Continue reading “A Holy Longing (Romans 1:9-15)”

A Blessing for the Minister

A Blessing for the Minister “First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.” (Romans 1:8, KJV 1900) When I look back at my time in pastoring the church, I must say two things. First, I give thanks for the people whom theContinue reading “A Blessing for the Minister”

Saved by Grace, Serving by Grace

“By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name: Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:” (Romans 1:5–6, KJV 1900) I worked for 25 years in engineering and management in the paper converting business. In this business, I designed printing machinery andContinue reading “Saved by Grace, Serving by Grace”

Not a Secret but a Mystery Revealed

“(Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:” (Romans 1:2–4,Continue reading “Not a Secret but a Mystery Revealed”

A Glorious Opportunity

“Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,” (Romans 1:1, KJV 1900) When I was young, we did not have video games or much media. Primarily, when we got off from school we engaged in some type of sandlot game. Sometimes baseball or football. Two guysContinue reading “A Glorious Opportunity”