1 Peter 4:16 – February 6, 2019

But whoever is made to suffer as a Christian should not be ashamed but glorify God because of the name. 1 Peter 4:16 NABRE      Peter in chapter four of his letter speaks about suffering, how it joins the sufferer to Christ. We read Christians are being persecuted for their belief in Christ by pagan and gentile people. It seems an odd way to fortify and encourage the community of Christians by telling them they will…

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Romans 8:37 – December 1, 2018

No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loved us. Romans 8:37 NABRE      Paul in the verses preceding the quoted verse proclaims believers united with Christ are led by the Holy Spirit and are sons and daughters of God. God’s adopted children are rescued from the fallen family of Adam, raised to a new standing in the divine family of the Father and counted as younger siblings of Jesus, the first born…

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