God’s Free Gift

God’s Free Gift

God’s Free Gift Paul writes these words in Romans 6:23,   “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”(Rom. 6:23 ESV)   These words are the grounds for what Paul stated in verses 21-22. “But what...
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, May the truth that Jesus left heaven and took on flesh to die for sinful humans never get old. May we never grow beyond the gift that is Jesus. May we never wax cold in our wonderment at His amazing love. Jesus left the Father’s side to...
Governed by Righteousness

Governed by Righteousness

Governed by Righteousness Paul writes these words in Romans 6:20, For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. (Rom. 6:20 ESV) Verse twenty opens with the word “for” and introduces the grounds for the imperative in versenineteen. The rest...
Happy Thanksgiving, Beloved!

Happy Thanksgiving, Beloved!

Happy Thanksgiving, Beloved!   God, through Paul, calls us to joy in Phil. 4:4. We certainly want to rejoice in what the Lord has done for us and through us at Rod and Staff Ministries. God has been so very kind and faithful throughout our 25-year history. God...
Do Not Let Sin Reign in Your Life

Do Not Let Sin Reign in Your Life

Do Not Let Sin Reign in Your Life Paul writes these words in Romans 6:12-13,   Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as...