Friday, January 15, 2010


Two weeks ago, our pastor started a sermon series on Romans. I don't know how long it will take but, he said he was going to do the whole book and at the pace we're going, it's going to be several months. That doesn't bother me at all because Romans is my favorite book in the Bible.

I think I like Romans, because Paul sounds so human and down earth in this letter as compared to his other letters. He sounds like a man writing to his little brother. It's sounds like he's talking directly to me or about me most of the time. Though Hebrews is considered the Faith book, I like the way Paul teaches about faith in Romans. I like that Romans is kind of like Christianity For Dummies, and sometimes Paul's version of Chicken Soup for the Soul. If a "pre-Christian" is really looking to start somewhere, I like Romans. Whenever I try to share the gospel with anyone, I always tell them to read Mark (the shortest gospel, and it grabs your attention in a hurry), and then read Romans.

We've even begun reading Romans aloud at the dinner table (a chapter at a time) and having small discussions afterward. I can't think of a better book of the Bible to read to children...can you?

1 comment:

Aus said...

I spent 7 years in the seminary - and had a great chance to study Scripture. I can explain to you easily why Paul sounds so 'friendly'. Paul was writing a letter to 'his people' - prior to his conversion Paul WAS a Roman - and he was just trying to explain to 'his folks' why being Christian was a good thing and the proper way to go about it.

Like you - we like that book above many in Scripture!

hugs - aus and co.