Another Graduation at Prison

Bob RoanePrison Ministry

Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. (Hebrews 13:3) Happy Day at Jester III Last month, we had a party at the prison in Richmond, TX to wrap up 9 months of classes. Our program focuses on practical Christian living, using …

Whatever is True

Bob RoaneJoy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God, Wise living

Brothers and sisters, whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned, or received, or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:8-9) This post builds on The Faulty Walnut and God’s Remedy Our Brains Are Lazy In …

Christ’s Parade to Calvary (Part 4)

Bob RoaneJesus Christ, Joy and Peace

The disciples brought the colt to Jesus and He rode it. As He went along, people spread their cloaks on the road. The whole crowd began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all of Christ’s miracles they had seen: “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the …

Christ’s Parade to Calvary (Part 3)

Bob RoaneJesus Christ, Joy and Peace

Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When He was hung on the cross, He took upon Himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.” Through Christ Jesus, God has blessed the Gentiles with the same blessing He promised to Abraham, so …

Christ’s Parade to Calvary (Part 2)

Bob RoaneJesus Christ, Joy and Peace

Jesus Christ is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. He loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve His God and Father. To Him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen. …

Christ’s Parade to Calvary (Part 1)

Bob RoaneJesus Christ, Joy and Peace

Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest heaven! (Mark 11:9-10) The Paradox of Palm Sunday Palm Sunday is past us this year, but it’s still worthy of study. Tim Keller reminds us that Christ’s Triumphal Entry in Mark 11 invites us to reflect …

Forgiving Others

Bob RoaneJoy and Peace, Repentance, Confession, Forgiveness

Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (Ephesians 4:31-32) Forgiveness and Peace A study in the Journal of Psychology and Health suggests that people who receive forgiveness themselves for things they did wrong …

Rosamond Herklots on Forgiveness

Bob RoaneJoy and Peace, Repentance, Confession, Forgiveness

Bear with each other and forgive one another if you have a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. (Colossians 3:13-14) An Obscure Poet Rosamond Herklots (1905-1987) was born in Masuri, North India into a gifted missionary family. She was educated in …

Favoritism is Wrong

Bob RoaneLoving and Trusting God, Service, Wise living

They said to Jesus: Teacher, we know that you speak and teach what is right, and that you do not show partiality but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth….The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in …

Favoritism Forbidden

Bob RoaneLoving and Trusting God

The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart….Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds. Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like …