Letter to Christians in Rome: Chapter 9 (pt 4 of 13)

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Now, take another look at verse 5:

To them belong the patriarchs, and as far as His natural descent was concerned, from them is the Christ, Who is exalted and supreme over all, God, blessed forever! Amen. (Romans 9:5)

Let’s consider that a moment. Who is this talking aboutn . . . Jesus!

I remember seeing a list of headlines that actually appeared in newspapers that were funny because they were so obvious. Here are a few:

In The Cornell Daily Sun it said, “Study Finds Sex, Pregnancy Link;”

In The New York Times: “Survey Finds Dirtier Subways After Cleaning Jobs Were Cut”;

How about this one from The Los Angeles Times: “Larger Kangaroos Leap Farther, Researchers Find” (and I bet they spent $50,000 to figure that one out);

Not to be outdone, the Hartford Courant wrote, “Alcohol ads promote drinking;”

And had it not been for The Herald-News, in Westpost, Massachusetts, we would have never known that, “Official: Only rain will cure drought”;

“Teen-age girls often have babies fathered by men,” found in The Sunday Oregonian;

“Fish lurk in streams,” from Rochester, New York, Democrat & Chronicle;

“Tomatoes come in big, little, medium sizes,” The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Virginia;

“Scientists see quakes in L.A. future,” The Oregonian;

And surprisingly, Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel said, “Prosecution paints O.J. as a wife-killer’;

“Bible church’s focus is the Bible,” Saint Augustine Record;

“Lack of brains hinders research,” The Columbus Dispatch. What a grasp of the obvious!

One thing that is not obvious, although we might think it should be, is the truth about Jesus Christ. One problem we face as we seek to share our faith with others is that people really do not understand who Jesus is. Unfortunately, they have developed a concept of Jesus Christ—based on faulty information. This information comes to them in all kinds of ways, but primarily by observation and experience. They watch Churches, Christians, Christian leaders and preachers, and they experience the attitudes and opinions of believers.

If interested, you can download the entire study of The Letter to Christians at Rome


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