Posts Tagged Romans

Time to Check the I.D. – Psalm 7:6-7

Psalm 7:6-7 (For the previous installments in the study on Psalm 7, click here and here).  [1] I don’t remember much from the Iliad and the Odyssey when I read them in high school.  In fact, I remember almost nothing.  My entire knowledge of the plot line, characters, et al, comes from the made-for-TV movie […]

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On Doubt, Self-Examination, and Plot Advancement – Psalm 7:3-5

Psalm 7:3-5 (For the first installment of the study on Psalm 7, click here.)  [1]  How often are you absolutely confident about the result of your actions (and the motives behind those actions)?  How sure are you that you can trust yourself in any given situation? Self-doubt is a tried and true plot device used in […]

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Thinking about Scar and not Aslan – Psalm 7:1-2

Psalm 7:1-2 [1] Lions have performed in a broad spectrum of roles in popular culture.  In movies, television, and literature they have been both the antagonist and protagonist, hero and villain.  Just think of the difference between Scar and Aslan. The lion is also used in a variety of images in the Bible: In Isaiah […]

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Guest Response to Psalm 6

Today’s response is written by Joshua Skogerboe.  Many of you are already familiar with his work, as I link to it regularly on Forum Fridays.  Aside from being an excellent writer, Josh is a husband, father, seminarian, and Worship Director for Living Hope Church. There are three days that come to mind.  Three of my […]

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Guilt and Consequences – Psalm 6:6-7

Psalm 6:6-7 (For the first two studies on Psalm 6, click here and here.) [1] We’ve all played the blame game at some point in time or another.  We’ve all tried to deflect the guilt we feel onto something or someone else. Why? Because guilt doesn’t feel good.  It makes us feel bad.  Often times really […]

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Marooned on a Desert Island – Psalm 6:4-5

Psalm 6:4-5 (For the first study on Psalm 6, click here.) Often, in preaching and in teaching, I have stated that the most quoted verse in the Bible isn’t John 3:16, but rather it is, “God helps those who help themselves.”  The only problem is this verse is not in the Bible.  Go ahead, look for […]

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Responding to Psalm 5

Psalm 5 (Here is the complete study on Psalm 5: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.) I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what I wrote yesterday on Psalm 5:11-12.  The verse that has kept popping into my mind is, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever,” […]

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The Blessing of Hope – Psalm 5:11-12

Psalm 5:11-12 (for the first four installments of the study on Psalm 5, click here, here, here, and here.) Hope is an interesting thing in our day and age.  We hope for many things.  As a sports fan, I hope that the particular teams to which I dedicate my allegiance do well, and ultimately win a […]

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Vengeance is Mine – Psalm 5:9-10

Psalm 5:9-10 (For the first three installments of this study, click here, here, and here.) On May 2, 2011, the United States announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed in a military operation.  The orchestrator of multiple terror attacks that resulted in the deaths of several innocent people, bin Laden was considered Public Enemy […]

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The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself…and God – Psalm 5:7-8

Psalm 5:7-8 (For the first two installments of this study, click here and here.) Fear is something that is generally seen as only negative.  Granted, fear can be funny, like when someone hides in a closet wearing a gorilla suit and jumps out to startle an unsuspecting victim.  It can also be quite profitable, as […]

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