Monthly Archives: February 2019

I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY Dr. Robert R. Seyda EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS CHAPTER SIXTEEN (Lesson IX) On the other hand, Paul knew that just like a ship sailing along under blue skies and on calm waters, the possibility for sudden … 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 SIXTEEN (Lesson VIII) Early church scholar Ambrosiaster speaks about dilemmas Paul faced in his ministry and missionary endeavors. As early as the Apostolic age, self-appointed apostles went … 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 SIXTEEN (Lesson VII) John Calvin takes up the subject of the holy kiss. To him, it is clear from many parts of Scripture that a kiss was … 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 SIXTEEN (Lesson VI) 16:12b-14 Greetings to the beloved Persis. She also worked very hard for the Lord. Greetings also to Rufus, one of the Lord’s chosen people, … Continue reading

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POINTS TO PONDER

Edgar Z. Friedenberg (1921-2000) was a scholar of education and gender studies best known for his books: The Vanishing Adolescent( 1959), and Coming of Age in America (1965). This latter book was a finalist for the 1966 National Book Award … Continue reading

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SERENDIPITY FOR SATURDAY

“SOMEDAY” SHOULD BE “TODAY” Two cousins were sitting quietly in a pew waiting for the service to begin. One of them said to the other, “How are doing?” Her older cousin answered, “As well as I can.” After a pause, … 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 SIXTEEN (Lesson V) On Paul’s salute to Apelles, Robert Haldane also takes note that Apelles is here distinguished as a tried and tested disciple. It is mentioned … Continue reading

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