Does it feel like God doesn't love you, even if you are trying to follow Him? Let's take a look at what the book of Romans says.
Once we have been pronounced free from the penalty of our sins, may we not condemn others who have also been set free by the same process.
Once a verdict has been decided in our favor, it's time to go out and live a life that honors that decision, rather than staying in the courtroom and listening to our accuser press a case that he has already lost
God has both a purpose and blessings prepared for those who He knows will follow Him. Won't you step into His plan for you?
Just because we don't understand God's plan, doesn't mean it isn't a good plan
While following human rules might be frustrating sometimes, God's rules have a noble purpose.
Did you ever get assigned to compare and contrast two things, ideas, or people?
God doesn't save people who are "pretty good", but the good news is that He offers to save each of us!
Not everything that is good for us seems like a positive thing in the short run, but the long-term payoff can be amazing
While we shouldn't be obnoxious about our own achievements, maybe there are things others have done that we should boast about
While Jesus brought clarity and detail about God's plan to save fallen human beings, at least one key element of that plan was present long before Jesus was born as a baby
It is true that our two default options in life aren't very good, but there is another, infinitely-better path that we could miss if we stopped there
While we might repeat things just to hear ourselves talk, when God says something more than once, we should definitely pay attention
When God made a way for us to return to Him, He didn't take any shortcuts
Sometimes, it's not just the cure that's available to everyone who wants it; there's also a sickness that each of us suffer from
It might not be fun to think of ourselves as a remnant, but God can do some amazing things with what the rest of the world considers to be scraps.
Why should people who do good things be considered inadequately righteous, when sinners can receive salvation through faith?
Should people who do good things be considered inadequately righteous, while sinners can receive salvation through faith?
When we start to appreciate our sin, we find that God is justified in punishing it, so why does He sometimes delay justice?
The gospel has good news for those who feel (or were told) that they are far from God, and we find that this good news was God's plan all along.