Romans

To Be With Jesus

Romans 8:37-39 No matter what comes, we are more than conquerors through Christ, who loved us. For I am absolutely convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow— not even the powers of hell can…

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As Comeback Kids

Romans 8:28-29 God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and who are called according to his purpose for them. For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son.   IMAGE DETAILS The Woodlands, Texas Forest View Apartments Pencil Fall 2008

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To Unmask Love

Romans 12:9-10 Love others well. Don’t hide your love behind a mask. Love authentically. Despise evil. Pursue what is good as if your life depends on it. Live in true devotion to one another, loving each other as sisters and brothers.   IMAGE DETAILS Artwork By:  Unknown Houston Graffiti Park “The Mask” Fall 2019

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To Be Strong For Others

Romans 15:1-2 Those of us who are strong need to step in and lend a hand to those who falter, and not just do what is most convenient for us. Strength is for service, not status.   IMAGE DETAILS Military Bars Antique Store Fredricksburg, Texas Spring 2019

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To Recognize Him

Romans 1:20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities — his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.   IMAGE DETAILS Cross & Sea Pirate’s Beach Galveston, Texas Spring 2018

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To Rise Above Opinions

Romans 12:1-2 Beloved friends, what should be our response to God’s marvelous mercies? To surrender ourselves to God! To be his sacred, living sacrifices. To live in holiness, experiencing all that delights his heart. This should become our genuine expression of worship. So stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you. Instead,…

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To Celebrate Suffering

We celebrate in seasons of suffering because we know that when we suffer we develop endurance, which shapes our characters. When our characters are refined, we learn what it means to hope and anticipate God’s goodness. And hope will never fail to satisfy our deepest need because the Holy Spirit that was given to us…

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For Forgiveness

Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to God’s righteous anger. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the Lord. Instead, “If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on…

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To Hope With Anticipation

We are longing for the total redemption of our bodies that comes when our adoption as children of God is complete— for we have been saved in this hope and for this future. But hope does not involve what we already have or see. For who goes around hoping for what he already has? But…

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To Be More Than A Conqueror

Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Psalms say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are like sheep awaiting slaughter.”) No,…

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