Romans 8:6-11

So we are now, and we are not yet. Like the expectant traveller: we have tickets in hand, but are not yet on board. So we live with the strangeness of two homes, two time zones. We are assured of what will be, but yet we live in the mundanity of what currently is. … More Romans 8:6-11

Romans 5:1-11

Why do we confess our sins anyway? Particularly if, like those nuns, your sins are on the level of “I ate the extra sprout at dinner and didn’t tell Sister Delores, even though I know she really wanted it.” Does it really matter? … More Romans 5:1-11

Romans 5:12-21

It’s that unpopular little word with I in the middle – sin.
Today is the first Sunday of Lent, so this is a good time to be thinking about sin. The Bible has some helpful illustrations. It is missing the target, overstepping the boundary, falling short. But there are plenty of misconceptions about sin as well. Our passage today contains a very important text, verse 12, which has shaped the way that many of us think about ourselves and sin … More Romans 5:12-21