Romans 7
Romans

Romans 7

(ESV) Released From the Law, Bound to Christ Do you not know, brothers and sisters—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law has authority over someone only as long as that person lives? 2 For example, by law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but … Continue reading

Psalm 119:1-8
Psalms

Psalm 119:1-8

Aleph 1 Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord. 2 Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart. 3 They do nothing wrong; they have walked in his ways. 4 You have laid down precepts that are to be fully … Continue reading

Romans 5
Romans

Romans 5

English Standard Version (ESV) Peace with God Through Faith 1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith[b] into this grace in which we stand, and we[c] rejoice[d] in hope of the glory of God. … Continue reading

Romans 4
Romans

Romans 4

English Standard Version (ESV) Abraham Justified by Faith What then shall we say was gained by Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh? 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 3 For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted … Continue reading

Luke 2:22-38
Gospels / Luke

Luke 2:22-38

Jesus Presented in the Temple 22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord”), 24 and to offer a sacrifice in … Continue reading

Romans 3
Romans

Romans 3

Romans 3 (ESV) God’s Righteousness Upheld 3 Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? 2 Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. 3 What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? 4 By no means! Let … Continue reading

Luke 2:1-21
Gospels / Luke

Luke 2:1-21

The Birth of Jesus In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register. 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to … Continue reading

Romans 2
Romans

Romans 2

God’s Righteous Judgment 2 Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. 2 We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things.3 Do you suppose, O … Continue reading

Romans 1
Romans

Romans 1

Introduction: The book of Romans was written by the Apostle Paul between 57 – 58 AD. During this time, Paul was in transit from Corinth to Jerusalem to deliver the gifts that the gentile churches had put together to help the poor Christians in Jerusalem. Romans contains the oft-cited ‘Roman’s Road’ verses that can be … Continue reading

Psalm 16
Psalms

Psalm 16

1 Keep me safe, my God,     for in you I take refuge. 2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;     apart from you I have no good thing.” 3 I say of the holy people who are in the land,     “They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.” 4 Those who run after other gods will suffer more and … Continue reading

Luke 1:26-38
Gospels / Luke

Luke 1:26-38

26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” 29 But she was greatly troubled at the saying, … Continue reading

1 John 5:13-21
1 John

1 John 5:13-21

13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. 14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know … Continue reading

Habakkuk 3:8-15
Habakkuk

Habakkuk 3:8-15

8 Were you angry with the rivers, Lord?     Was your wrath against the streams? Did you rage against the sea     when you rode your horses     and your chariots to victory? 9 You uncovered your bow,     you called for many arrows. You split the earth with rivers; 10     the mountains saw you and writhed. Torrents of water swept by;     the … Continue reading

Habakkuk 3:1-7
Habakkuk

Habakkuk 3:1-7

A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet. On shigionoth. 2 Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy. 3 God came from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran. His glory covered the heavens and his praise filled the earth. 4 His splendor … Continue reading

Habakkuk 1:1-11
Habakkuk

Habakkuk 1:1-11

The prophecy that Habakkuk the prophet received. Habakkuk’s Complaint 2 How long, Lord, must I call for help,     but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, “Violence!”     but you do not save? 3 Why do you make me look at injustice?     Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me;     there is strife, and conflict abounds. 4 Therefore the … Continue reading

1 John 3:4-10
1 John

1 John 3:4-10

4 Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness. 5 But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin. 6 No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him. 7 Dear children, do not let anyone lead … Continue reading