Entries by sarahp

Are You Being Tempted?

Today’s Bible Reading: Romans 7 In today’s reading, Paul writes about a struggle that all followers of Jesus face. It is a hidden battle that is happening in each of us. A struggle between our old sinful nature and the new life we have in Christ. To solve this struggle, we try to defeat our […]

I am a child of God

Romans 6 Have you ever adopted a child or known someone who has? It’s a long and arduous process. At the end, when the child becomes part of his/her new family, any authority that the previous guardians, parents, or government entity had over this child no longer exists. He or she is “dead” to his/her […]

Are Bad Things Always Bad?

Today’s Bible Reading: Romans 5 When I drive my kids to activities, I tend to take the opportunity to talk to them about Jesus. I call them “car sermons,” and they’re great because the kids are strapped in; they can’t leave. Despite my quasi-Clockwork-Orange approach, the kids really enjoy it. The other day, my oldest […]

What Does the Scripture Say?

Today’s Bible Reading: Romans 4 There’s a lot of talk regarding what it means to be a Christian—a follower of Christ, a believer, or someone who is right with God. Some think, well, if you’re not too bad or if you make sure to do some good things, you’re all set. Others may think that […]

We Are Saved By Faith in Jesus

Today’s Bible Reading: Romans 3 We are taught from a young age that we earn things. We earn an allowance, grades in school, a diploma at graduation, a paycheck, and many other things. For nonbelievers, I think one of the most puzzling things about Christianity is that we don’t earn salvation. Many nonbelievers think “If […]

VS: Jesus VS The Tempter – Resources

Start the Discussion: Click here for printable message notes. Click here for printable message discussion questions. Click here for printable LIO Bible Study.  Click here for the discussion video and unpack what it means to live out the message principles during the week.

Humility Over Judgment

Today’s Bible Reading: Romans 2 Yesterday, we started reading the book of Romans. It is one of my favorite books of the Bible, probably because it is so blunt. Paul tells the truth as he sees it. I’m personally not one to sugarcoat things, especially when I think something or someone is wrong. I see […]

Right with God

Today’s Bible Reading: Romans 1 Today we begin reading the book of Romans, arguably one of the most theologically dense books in the Bible. It was written by the apostle Paul to a church he had not yet visited, to people he had yet to meet. Romans is the gospel. The gospel tells us what […]

The Finish Line

Today’s Bible Reading: Acts 28 When I gave my life to Christ, one of the very first Bible verses to impact me was Paul’s quote in 2 Timothy 4:7: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.” Here is a man who lived a faithful journey and […]

Paul vs. The Stormy Sea

Today’s Bible Reading: Acts 27 The Lord told Paul he would be going to Rome back in Acts 23. Acts 27 is an account of the hardships Paul and those with him faced on that voyage. Acts 27: 20-26     20 The terrible storm raged for many days, blotting out the sun and the stars, until […]