Saved in the Furnace

Bob RoaneSafety and Security in Christ

I know whom I have chosen….Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction. (John 13:18; Isaiah 48:10)             Note: This is adapted and expanded from C.H. Surgeon’s Morning and Evening for March 3. Chosen and Tested Comfort yourself, troubled believer, with this thought: God says, “I have tested (chosen, refined) you …

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. …

Counting Our Blessings

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

Praise the Lord, my soul. All my inmost being, praise His holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all His benefits. (Psalm 103:1-2) Girl Without A Father Counts Her Blessings Heather Bermingham traveled with her youth group on a mission trip in New Orleans. They arrived on Father’s Day and Heather was missing her dad. He had …