To Bring about the Obedience of Faith, Romans 16:1-27

May 14, 2015 | no responses

How does Saint Paul, as apostle and missionary bishop, warn the Christians in Rome (where he has never visited) to only follow teachers who proclaim “the doctrine which you have been taught” and to avoid those “in opposition to” this apostolic tradition? This needs tender care because, though he knows personally faithful leaders in Rome, […]

Marty Doucette: Former Evangelical Orthodox Church

May 11, 2015 | one response

Marty was raised in a wonderful Roman Catholic home. Sadly, he was hurt as a young boy causing him to hate himself and eventually to hate God and the Catholic Church. As a young married man Marty and his wife were devoted to Thomas Jefferson and Deism. After suffering family and financial setbacks, he was […]

Romans 15 & 16

May 6, 2015 | no responses

As St Paul closes his letter to the Christians at Rome, he first tells them of his desire to finally come an see them. However, he first has another task: to take the alms collected from several churches to help the struggling Christians in Jerusalem. In this we hear our call own call to comfort […]

Fr. Shane Tharp: Formerly Unchurched

May 4, 2015 | no responses

Father Shane was raised by a single mother. His parents divorced when he was six months old. His mother had been brought up Catholic but it wasn’t a good experience for her. His father was almost every religion until the end of his life when he died in the grace of Christ in the Catholic Church. In consequence, […]

Chain Reference Bible Study & Paul’s Reasons For Writing, Romans 15:14-33

April 29, 2015 | no responses

In this section, St Paul moves on from deeper theological and ethical teachings to discuss why he has written so boldly to the Roman Christians, why he has not visited them, but why now he plans to do so. In these verses, we hear allusions to the power of the mysteries, or the sacraments as […]

Tom Grossman: Former Non-denominational Charismatic

April 27, 2015 | no responses

Tom was raised by awesome parents who loved the Lord Jesus. The family moved around a lot, active in different Non-denominational ministries. While in college Tom began to drift. His father challenged him to come home with him to come home with him to do a year of ministry with him with the All Nations […]

What Must I Do to Be Saved? – Marcus Grodi

April 22, 2015 | one response

Former Presbyterian pastor Marcus Grodi delves deep into Old-Testament Judaism and the fulfillment of Salvation in Christ Jesus to answer the question “How are we saved?”

Being a faithful follower of Christ means being a faithful member of the Family of God, Romans 14:22-15:13

April 22, 2015 | no responses

Given the challenging call of Christ “to be perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect” and St. Paul’s call for us to not be conformed to the world but to be transformed, there can be a temptation to become self focused on our individual salvation. However, being a faithful follower of Christ has always meant […]

Jamie & Jack McAleer – A Former Lutheran and a Revert from the World

April 20, 2015 | no responses

Jack grew up Catholic in Mobile, Alabama. His parents were great role models for the faith. They lived only three doors from the church and Jack was a regular altar server. With all of this, Jack says he didn’t learn that he should have a personal relationship with Jesus. Jamie’s upbringing was different. She came […]

Good Example or Scandal, Romans 14

April 15, 2015 | no responses

Again, following St Paul’s instructions to transform our thinking (Rom 12:1,2), this requires examining our lifestyles down to most simple habits of eating and drinking. The truth is, in many ways our Christian Faith frees us up from the scrupulous and over-zealous legalism of many well-meaning religious people. Many build their faith upon life-constricting regulations […]

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