The Faulty Walnut and God’s Remedy

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

Finally, 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) The Faulty Walnut Alain de Botton is a British author and public speaker who …

God Was Already There

Bob RoaneJesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God

This is how God the Father showed His love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Since God so loved us, we also ought to …

Love Takes Action

Bob RoaneJesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God

This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Since God so loved us, we also ought to love one …

My Jesus (Part 2)

Bob RoaneJesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Safety and Security in Christ

As Jesus was praying, God the Holy Spirit descended on Him in bodily form like a dove. And God the Father’s voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” In Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to full and …

My Jesus (Part 1)

Bob RoaneJesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Safety and Security in Christ

God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:19) Here are some expanded notes from a chapel message that I delivered at Karios Prison Ministry at the Carol Vance Unit in Richmond, TX. I continue to use this message in evangelism, …

Not Good Enough

Bob RoaneJoy and Peace, Safety and Security in Christ

You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. …