This coming Sunday we move into a new section of our journey through the Whole Story. Namely, those letters written to the churches of the first century, in whom were the People of the Kingdom. And these letters, of course, weren’t merely written for them, that they might have guidance for kingdom living, but also for us. I’m eager for this next part of our journey through the Whole Story to begin!
The first letter we will consider is Paul’s letter to the Romans. It was in reading this letter that the renowned Martin Luther was converted, and of which he wrote, “This letter is truly the most important piece in the New Testament…It is impossible to read or to meditate on this letter too much or too well.”
While that is certainly true, I encourage you to at least take the roughly one hour necessary to read Romans, ideally in one sitting. For further study, there are two excellent overview videos on Romans that The Bible Project has produced. May God bless you with confidence and joy as you are reminded exactly how God has saved us, and means to save others through us.
See you Sunday!
Most studies put the percentage of the American public in a church on Sunday morning at around 20%. Which means 80% of the population in our country—and likely it's the same in our community—are not in a gathering like this this morning.
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