Trust and Obey

Bob Roane Loving and Trusting God, Safety and Security in Christ, Service

You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed. (Psalm 119:4) Obedience Better Than Carefulness Aretta Loving served with Wycliffe Bible Translators for fifty-seven years. One day as she was washing her breakfast dishes, she saw Jimmy, the five-year-old neighbor, coming toward her back porch. She had just finished painting the porch handrails and they needed to dry. …

Power for Living

Bob Roane Loving and Trusting God, Safety and Security in Christ, Service

God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us. (Ephesians 3:20) Over President’s Day weekend, Winter Storm Uri hit Texas and other parts of the USA with record setting low temperatures. Millions of people lost electricity, water, and heat. It reminded me of a story told …

Our Imperishable Inheritance In Jesus

Bob Roane Joy and Peace, Safety and Security in Christ, Theology

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23) This builds on previous posts. You can read Christ is My Inheritance; and Our Bigger Inheritance God is Faithful Thomas O. Chisholm (1866–1960) was born in a log cabin in Kentucky. He was educated …

Our Bigger Inheritance In Jesus

Bob Roane Joy and Peace, Safety and Security in Christ, Theology

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance….In Christ we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will. (Psalm 16:5-6; Ephesians 1:11) …

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 …