Approved in Jesus: Preserved and Persevering

Bob Roane Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God, Safety and Security in Christ

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test [having been approved by God], that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him. (James 1:12) This post builds upon our previous post Approved in Jesus: Justification and Sanctification. In Romans 16:10, Apelles is approved in Christ (ESV). …

Approved in Jesus: Justification and Sanctification

Bob Roane Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God, Safety and Security in Christ

Jesus will say: Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness! (Matthew 25:21) One of you asked: “Paul writes in Romans 16:10, ‘Greet Apelles, who is approved in Christ.’ (ESV) What does that mean? Aren’t all believers approved in …

Christ our Treasure (Expanded)

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God

In Christ Are Hidden All the Treasures of Wisdom and Knowledge. (Colossians 2:3) We can also appreciate Jesus’ value by studying His many names in Scripture. You may also like Christ’s Wonderful Names, Part 1 and Part 2 and God’s Wonderful Gift, Part 1 and Part 2. Jesus is Wiser Than Solomon In Old Testament times, King Solomon had God-given encyclopedic insight …

God’s Wonderful Gift (Part 1)

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God

Thanks be to God for His Gift (Jesus Christ), precious beyond words, indescribable, inexpressible!…For if the many died by the trespass of the one man (Adam), how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! (2 Cor 9:15; Rom 5:15) I re-used Billy Joel’s true …