ROMANS-O-RAMA

It’s ROMANS-O-RAMA here on GUWG, where all week we’ll be taking a look at lessons from one of the Bible’s most revolutionary books.

Reading Romans has been a turning point for many Christians. It helped Martin Luther realize that we’re saved by grace through faith, sparking the Reformation. John Wesley felt his heart “strangely warmed” when he read Luther’s comments on Romans, which triggered another revival. Modern theologians continue to be amazed by the book. N.T. Wright called it the Apostle Paul’s “masterpiece” and “a work of massive substance, presenting a formidable intellectual challenge, while offering a breathtaking theological and spiritual vision.”

Sunday Solitude

Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16)

Be like Jesus. Get alone with your Heavenly Father right now and pray.

Here’s a prayer excerpted from Psalm 18. It was written by David, whom the Bible calls “a man after God’s own heart.” Pray through it with all your heart.

Salvation Saturday

Know anyone who doesn’t know Jesus or who is struggling with their faith?

Here’s a great prayer from Jesus-hater-turned-evangelist Paul for precisely that situation. Personalize it, fill in the blanks and pray through it with all your heart.

Forgiveness Friday

Think Jesus was serious about forgiveness? Here are some direct quotes straight from his lips:

Forgive, and you will be forgiven. (Luke 6:37)

For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. (Matthew 6:14-15)

“Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.” (Matthew 18:21-22)

Thankful Thursday

This Thursday think thoroughly thankful thoughts:

Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 5:18-20)

Thank God for everything. Now. Seriously. Please.

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Wednesday Worship

Studies show that people are more stressed and depressed on Wednesday than on any other day of the week. Here’s a lovely little Psalm to help lift your . Pray through it at least 2,697 times today.

Titus Tuesday

Titus is one of those books of the Bible you almost never hear anyone talk about. Humbly nestled between 2 Timothy and Philemon and at a mere 3 chapters long, it’s one of those books that’s easy to ignore.

Don’t. It’s awesome and useful.

In fact, without Titus we wouldn’t have two of the most beautiful portrayals of what this whole Jesus thing is all about. Here’s one: