Romans, part 2

Romans, part 2

Our goal is to begin reading 1 Corinthians this week.  As you finish reading Romans, I have a few things for you to think about.

When you think about Paul’s letter to the Romans, what stands out to you?  What verses are you the most familiar with?

How about one of these?

  • Chapter 2 Paul’s lengthy dispute about what the law says about circumcision v. uncircumcision
  • 6:4 “Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.”
  • 8:37 “…in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”
  • 8:38 “I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
  • 12:1 “I appeal to you. . .to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”
  • 12:4 “For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another.”
  • 12:9 “Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good…”
  • 14:13 “Let us therefore no longer pass judgment on one another, but resolve instead never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of another.”

Romans is full of Paul’s gems.  As I reread through Romans, these are some of the verses that stood out as more familiar, often talked about or  common topics for sermons or discussions.

There are other verses that stood out to me like new.  There were words or phrases that I saw with new light.

  • What familiar verses stood out to you again?  
  • What new verses or instructions from Paul strike you?
  • What verses from Romans have given you new light?
  • What have you learned or re-learned from rereading Paul’s letter to the Romans? 

I would love to hear from you.  Catch me in the hallway.  Send me a text or an email.  Let me know what thoughts you have when you finish Romans!


Homecoming 2018

Sunday, October 21

10:30 am – Coffee & Donuts Fellowship Time
11:00 am – Homecoming Worship
12:00 noon – Covered Dish Lunch

Make plans to attend our Homecoming Services this year, bring a neighbor or a friend, and invite any family or friends to come back and join us for the special service and reuniting with one another and Christ.

Trunk or Treat/Fall Celebration

Sunday, October 28th, 4:00 -6:00 pm

Bring your car, add some Fall decorations, and greet the children in our community for our Trunk or Treat/Fall Celebration; we are collecting bags of candy and prizes for games for this event in the hallway next to the office; we also need folks to sign up to bring their cars and open their trunks with goodies, we also serve Robie’s famous chili…it’s gonna be a fun night for all ages!

This Week at Hood

Wednesday, September 12th, 1:30 – 2:30 pm – Prayer & Inspiration
Wednesday, September 12th, 6:00 pm – Choir Practice
Thursday, September 13th,  1:00 – 3:00 pm – Drop in Coffee & Conversation with Pastor Jason at the Cellar (108 N Wilson Ave.)
Sunday, September 16th , 11:00 am – Worship –  New Series: Back in the Day…  Music provided by the Choir


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