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Romans Chapter 4 – By Faith

If he became acceptable to God because of what he did, then he would have something to brag about. But he would never be able to brag about it to God.  4:2 (CEV)

Discover evidence in the Old Testament of being justified by faith.

Romans 3

Jody explores Romans 3. 

Romans 2 (Part 2)

The second installment of Jody’s exploration of Romans 2.

Romans: The Study Begins

The Montavilla Women’s Bible Study for 2018-19 is in the book of Romans. Although Jody did an introductory presentation on September 18, there were some technical issues, so the first podcast will begin in chapter 1. Be prepared for a thoroughly intriguing adventure in Paul’s letter to the church in Rome.

Dan Preaches at Montavilla

Dan was invited to preach concerning the gospel of John in the late summer 2018.


Do the Opposite

There is a private wrestling match going on in me. It has to do with how to navigate the force-fields that are operating in the world right now. More than that, I struggle with the sense that we as followers of Jesus must get prepared to live apart from the surrounding culture, not taking our cues from media, politics or any other of the cultural bellwethers, but from the Spirit and from the example of our predecessors in the faith.

Yesterday I had a discussion with a young friend who was curious about my political opinions. I told him I had very few. That was being honest. I have little confidence in political motivations and the ability of government to bring about a just and peaceful world. Moreover, I doubt that we are getting real transparency through the media and from persons in places of power who have good reason to tell the viewing public what the focus groups say we want to hear. Continue reading Do the Opposite