Reflections from Serving the Homeless

This last semester, the options where I could serve when I began were extremely limited due to COVID-19, and it was difficult to keep the relational element of the intent of serving as well. However, I served with OurCalling, a faith-based organization that leads the homeless to live a healthy and sustainable lifestyle by building... Continue Reading →

Angels, Humanity, and Sin

BRIEF STATEMENT I believe that God created countless sinless, spiritual beings, known as angels. One, “Lucifer, son of the morning” sinned and countless angels followed him; some of whom became demons and are active as his mediators and associates (Isa. 14:12–17; Ezek. 28:11–19; 1 Tim. 3:6; 2 Pet. 2:4; Jude 6). I believe that a... Continue Reading →

Application of Romans 6:1-14

I have a friend who confessed to me that she is plagued by the periodic struggle to control emotional outbursts, often expressing anger at others. My friend recognizes how unreasonable and hurtful these outbursts are. While she confesses these outbursts are sinful and regrets them deeply, she can't seem to stop. My friend asks "Why... Continue Reading →

Paraphrase of Romans 6:1-14

Using my definitions from my last post, I have written a paraphrased translation of Romans 6:1-14. Original text: What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us... Continue Reading →

Key Terms in Romans 6:1-14

Next, I would like to take a look at Romans 6:1-14. This is a vital passage that describes our new identity in Christ. To start with, I would like to identify some key terms used by Paul in this passage of Scripture and define them. Romans 6:1-14: What shall we say then? Are we to... Continue Reading →

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