Located in South Tampa and witnessing to the love of God for over 90 years. Committed to a neighborhood presence, worldwide outreach and a deep heritage of Christian faith.

Posts from March 2017

Monday March 13, 2017

Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. My father-in-law, who as a Christian identified primarily with the Catholic Church, loved gathering with the church no matter its branch of the…

Friday March 10, 2017

Romans 1:17 “For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, The righteous shall live by faith.”  Christians live by faith. In our daily journey through life we are guided by reason, intelligence, preferences, biology. But for the Christian underneath them all is the guidance of faith…

Thursday March 9, 2017

Romans 1:12 “…so that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.”  One of the reasons Christians gather together in churches is to be an encouragement to each other. In part we are encouraged through neighborliness, kindness, the support of companionship and friendship. But in part we are supported by seeing…

Wednesday March 8, 2017

Romans 6:1-4 What then are we to say? Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore…

Tuesday March 7, 2017

Romans 4:16-17 For this reason it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his descendants, not only to the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith of Abraham (for he is the father of all of us, as it is…

Monday March 6, 2017

“In hope he believed against hope…” Romans 4:20 “No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God” Romans 4 is lifting up Abraham as an example of hope that comes from faith in the promises of God and the power of…

Sunday March 5, 2017

Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. -” Romans 12:2 On the first Sunday in Lent, the traditional Gospel reading is the story of Jesus testing…

Friday March 3, 2017

Romans 3: 23-24 “since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; they are now justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,” I said once to my college chaplain about a classmate I admired that his achievements intimidated me. He responded “He puts his…