Today we continue with our look at the context of the letter to the Romans. Chapter 16 names many people involved with the house churches in Rome. Today we are introduced to two fictional members of those churches, the Mauretanian slave Iris and Jewish exile Nereus.
Today we start a new series on Paul's letter to the Romans. It is entitled: "When in Romans: Rescue all the way out and all the way down". Today we will introduce the series by looking at what we mean by this title and tagline. Click here for background info on books and resources used.
Today we look at Gomer, the wife of the ancient prophet Hosea. we will read Hosea 1-3 and see Gomer as idolater and victim, and see Hosea embodying God's unconditional love for His people. This is the last of this sermon series.
Today we look at the three men who were the fathers of agriculture (livestock), music and iron and bronze working. And that leads us to the subject of vocation, calling. Genesis 4:16-26.
Today we read 1 Kings 21:1-14, the story of Naboth and King Ahab. Ahab, who stands for Empire, wants Naboth, the faithful man, to give up his vineyard for a vegetable garden. Generational community for a fast buck (not that there is anything wrong per se with vegetable gardens).