The Spiritual Gift of Mercy

Romans 12:8e The Spiritual Gift of Mercy Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Romans 12:8e (Holman) . . .showing mercy, with cheerfulness. When we see the word “mercy” in the New Testament, always associate it with the word “misery.” The gift of mercy entails relieving...

Be Right. Be Winsome.

Romans 14:14-16 Be Right. Be Winsome. Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Rom. 14:14 (Holman) I know and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself. Still, to someone who considers a thing to be unclean, to that one it is unclean. Remember our...

Judgment Day

Romans 14:11-13 Judgment Day Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Paul has been emphasizing our need to not sit in judgment over our fellow believers. He wants us to focus on another Judgment we will all face someday. Rom. 14:11 (Holman) For it is written: As I live, says...

The Spiritual Gift of Service

Romans 12:7a (Lesson 2) The Spiritual Gift of Service Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Romans 12:7a (Holman) . . .if service, in service; The gift of service is a God-given empowerment enabling us to gladly perform practical acts of service to the personal needs of...

We Belong to the Lord

Romans 14:7-10 We Belong to the Lord Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Rom. 14:7 (Holman) For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. This resumes the thought of verse four, “Who are you to criticize another’s household slave?” We are not to be harsh...

The Spiritual Gift of Teaching

Romans 12:7c The Spiritual Gift of Teaching Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall In some way or another, teaching touches the heart and soul of essentially everything we do collectively as Christ-followers–evangelism, missions, discipleship, raising children,...