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 […]

Amy Daniels: Former United Methodist Minister

April 13, 2015 | one response

Amy was brought up in a military home on Governor’s Island in New York. Her parents were Presbyterian but, attending the base chapel, Amy viewed herself merely as Protestant. While visiting Italy with her Latin class in high school she attended Mass with her teacher. This inspired in Amy an interest in all things Catholic […]

The Christian and the Governing Authorities, Romans 13:1-14 Continued

April 10, 2015 | no responses

In Romans 12:1,2, St Paul calls Christians to continue their conversion by transforming their minds—and not conforming to the world, or the culture around them. In chapter 14 we see that this involves trusting that God is in control of our Country, our government, and its leaders, to whom we are to submit. But what […]

Jay Lampart: Revert from Evangelicalism

April 6, 2015 | no responses

Jay grew up in an active Catholic home and community in New York. After they moved to Pennsylvania and a new culture he began to drift away from the faith as a teen. He would go to Mass with his parents but also attended Baptist worship with his girl friend. Later he became convinced, by […]

Paul’s Suggestions or Crucial Criteria for Salvation, Romans 13:1-14

April 2, 2015 | no responses

Today’s email points to the need the Church to instruct us on the seriousness of scriptural exhortation like those of St. Paul, including those we will discuss today from Roman’s 13. All of this relates to salvation, and to verse 13:14: “But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, […]

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