Magnify Christ

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Psalms

My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for He has shown concern for His humble servant. (Luke 1:46-48) Metrical Psalms A metrical Psalter is a kind of Bible translation or paraphrase from the Bible’s Book of Psalms. It translates a Psalm into poetry, often for singing as hymns in a church. James 5:13 asks, …

Christ’s Friendship Toward Us

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Psalms

A “Yes” Face Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) was our third president in the USA. One time, he and a group of companions were traveling on horseback and came to a flooded river which had washed away the bridge. Each rider forded the river on horseback, fighting against deadly currents. Another traveler, not part of the group, walked up to the President …

Christ: The Solid Rock

Bob Roane Hymn Stories, Jesus Christ, Joy and Peace

As you come to Christ, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to Him—you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ….He is a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in Him will never be put …

Seek First God’s Kingdom

Bob Roane Counseling, Jesus Christ, Wise living

Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. (Psalm 24:4-5) Christ Still Teaches Jesus is the unique Son of God, fully divine and fully human in one person. He came down from His throne to save …

Loving Enemies and Forgiving

Bob Roane Counseling, Jesus Christ, Wise living

Jesus, teaching in the temple courts, cried out, “Yes, you know me, and you know where I am from. I am not here on my own authority, but He (God the Father) who sent me is true. You do not know Him, but I know Him because I am from Him and He sent me. (John 7:28-29) Christ is Captivating …

Loving God and Neighbor

Bob Roane Counseling, Jesus Christ, Wise living

Nicodemus said, “Rabbi, we know we know without any doubt that you have come from God as a teacher and God is with you.” Jesus said, “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am.” (John 3:12; 13:13) Sitting at Jesus’ Feet One day Christ and His disciples visited the home of two sisters, …