God for Good

Here’s today’s mind-altering verse:

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

God works for good in ALL things. Not some things. Not most things. ALL THINGS.

ROMANS-O-RAMA: Love

It’s ROMANS-O-RAMA here on GUWG, where all week long we’ve been digging into one of the Bible’s most revolutionary books.

Want to live life God’s way? Live a life of love.

How on earth do we do that? Romans 12 gives us a set of explicit instructions straight from the mouth of God. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you live ’em out today:

ROMANS-O-RAMA: All Fall

It’s ROMANS-O-RAMA here on GUWG, where all week long we’re digging into one of the Bible’s most revolutionary books.

Today, we’ll start with this verse:

All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)

Everybody sins and falls short of God’s glory. You. Me. Your pastor. Billy Graham. Mother Teresa. The Apostle Paul. EVERYBODY.

ROMANS-O-RAMA: Anti-conformity

It’s ROMANS-O-RAMA here on GUWG, where all week long we’re digging into one of the Bible’s most revolutionary books.

Today’s topic: anti-conformity.

Anti-conformity in the Bible? You bet. Here’s today’s verse:

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 Prayer

DEAR GOD,

Thank you for your awesome, astounding, amazing grace.
Thank you for saving us miserable sinners.
Thank you that we don’t have to go through this life alone.
Thank you that you’re always with us,
working for the good of those who love you.

Help us not to conform any longer to the pattern of this world,
but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds.

Help us to be one body, united in love.
Help us to honor others more than ourselves,
to share with those in need
and to live at peace and harmony with those around us.

Help us to never be lacking in zeal
and to keep our spiritual fervor.
Help us not to be overcome by evil,
but to overcome evil with good.

May we use all the wonderful gifts you’ve given us
for your glory,
starting right now.

AMEN