Monthly Archives: August 2018

I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY Dr. Robert R. Seyda EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS CHAPTER TWELVE (Lesson XXXVII) Paul also shared this sense of empathy with the Corinthians. He wrote: “Who is weak without my sharing his weakness? Who falls into sin … Continue reading

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I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY Dr. Robert R. Seyda EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS CHAPTER TWELVE (Lesson XXXVI) Jonathan Edwards was burdened by the fact that in his day there were some who, when praying for others, wished either paradise or perdition … Continue reading

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POINTS TO PONDER

Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav, Poland (1772-1810), once made this wise saying, “All beginnings require that you unlock a new door.”1 Here’s one lesson we can learn from what he said: Many of us are still holding on to keys from … Continue reading

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SERENDIPITY FOR SATURDAY

I shared this story some years ago, but after reading it again, it still made me think about the truth that the story contains. So I thought I’d share it again and hope, even if you read it before, it … Continue reading

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I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY Dr. Robert R. Seyda EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS CHAPTER TWELVE (Lesson XXXV) Albert Barnes notes that Paul is not inventing a new Christian ministry here, it was prominent even among the Gentiles. In many countries, it … Continue reading

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I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY Dr. Robert R. Seyda EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS CHAPTER TWELVE (Lesson XXXIV) Paul certainly practiced what he preached when it came to caring for those in need. For instance, he sent instructions to the Corinthian church … Continue reading

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I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY Dr. Robert R. Seyda EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS CHAPTER TWELVE (Lesson XXXIII) John Calvin also saw the importance of prayer. For him, we might describe it as a form of spiritual hydration. Prayer, like water, allows … Continue reading

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I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY Dr. Robert R. Seyda EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS CHAPTER TWELVE (Lesson XXXII) One thing that God appreciates highly and what fellow believers hold dear is when a person is faithful and trustworthy. Paul expressed this to … Continue reading

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I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY Dr. Robert R. Seyda EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS CHAPTER TWELVE (Lesson XXXI) The Apostle Paul told the Colossians something that has happened to all of us. He wrote: “You must not change from what you believe … Continue reading

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POINTS TO PONDER

Well-known Indian independence movement leader against British rule, Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) was quoted as one saying, “There is more to life than just increasing its speed.” In other words, getting things done in a hurry without first determining their priority … Continue reading

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