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Tag: Grace

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Encouragement
Jon Opgenorth

You Belong

Read: Romans 16:1-27 Greet one another . . . (v. 16) Again and again in this passage, Paul invites his readers to “greet” people. Paul’s letters often end with personal

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Encouragement
Jon Opgenorth

Our Global Family

Read: Romans 15:22-33 I will leave for Spain by way of you. (v. 28) I often find it challenging to describe the richness I experience in leading the global family

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Encouragement
Jon Opgenorth

Leading Someone to Christ

Read: Romans 15:14-21 I make it my ambition to preach the gospel. (v. 20) Chances are good that God has placed people around you that do not yet believe in

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Encouragement
Jon Opgenorth

Abounding in Hope

Read: Romans 15:1-13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy. (v. 13) Why does Paul want God to fill us with “all joy and peace in believing”

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Encouragement
Jon Opgenorth

Getting Along

Read: Romans 14:1-23 So then let us pursue what makes for peace. (v. 19) An older friend reflected on his life with me over lunch. He observed that the closer

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Encouragement
Jon Opgenorth

‘Tis the Season

Read: Romans 13:8-14 Salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. (v. 11) I love the energy of playoff football games in January. The fans pulse with

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Encouragement
Jon Opgenorth

Civic Life

Read: Romans 13:1-7 Pay to all what is owed to them. (v. 7) With four children, my wife and I could claim a significant savings on our taxes. When they

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Encouragement
Jon Opgenorth

The Ripple Effect

Read: Romans 12:3-21 Let love be genuine. (v. 9) One of our kids’ favorite summer activities was dropping rocks in the still waters of Prentiss Bay on Lake Huron’s north

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Encouragement
Jon Opgenorth

How Then Shall We Live?

Read: Romans 12:1-2 Present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God. (v. 1) In Romans, chapters 1-11, Paul shows that God’s mercies in Christ to us