Fire in Four-Quarter Time

Thursdays: The New Testament
Romans 8

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One of the most powerful chapters in the whole Bible is before you. We peer into the depths of Paul’s heart and mind as we consider the essence of what it means to live a life in the Spirit.

This chapter forms a centerpiece to the whole letter to the Romans, coming in the middle of this season dedicated to the Holy Spirit. It is the Firestarter that has Paul burn on and on with his passion for the Spirit. Pray that the same Spirit that burned in Paul will burn in you. You will encounter very profound thought. Ask the Lord to give you a spirit of deep understanding as you embrace the truths that are laid forth here.

You may find it helpful to take the four quarter parts of the day, devoting these four parts of the chapter to each one: verses 1-8, 9-17, 18-30, 31-39. It will be “Fire in Four-quarter Time”!

The Reading for Today
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Bible Breaths
What are these?
Mind on Spirit: life and peace v. 6
The Spirit dwelling in me v. 11
Spirit sighing deep within v. 26
You for us, who against us? v. 31

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This is the sixth of thirteen weeks in Pentecost, Year A.(The first week occurred at the end of the season of Epiphany.)
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Thursdays are dedicated to the New Testament, except the Gospels.

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Thursdays: The New Testament
Romans 2:1—3:20

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To listen to Nick read the one-minute introduction.


“Saint Peter Repentant” 1823-25, Goya

Think about this: God loves you no matter what you do! Jesus on the cross loved and forgave those who crucified him. Because of this love, meanness, cruelty and rejection by anyone no longer have power. This is what we need to bring to mind and heart whenever we experience the anger of those who call themselves our enemies.

What an amazing fact of God’s life and love available for us—so free, so constant: it just never ends!
However, St. Paul does not want us to think we can do whatever we want. No. We need to be very aware of God’s kindness that will spur us on to say we’re sorry for those times when we were just not living the way God wanted us to. It’s like a train. If it derails, it needs to get back on track so that it can continue its soothing clickedy-clack to its destination.

There is simply no joy like knowing that you are following God’s plan for your life.

The Reading for Today
Text     Audio

Bible Breaths
What are these?
Justified by faith in Christ 3:26
The promise resting on grace 4:16
You called me into being. 4:17
Grace abounding by Your love

Click or touch the image
for the version for children and families.

This is the fifth of thirteen weeks in Pentecost, Year A.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Thursdays are dedicated to the New Testament, except the Gospels.

Scripture Recordings in over 700 languages!
Faith Comes By Hearing

Audio Bible App from www.bible.is


The Firestarters and readings are posted in the timezone UTC+12,
so that they are available in New Zealand and other regions
near the International Date Line.


The Firestarters and readings are posted in the timezone UTC+12,
so that they are available in New Zealand and other regions
near the International Date Line.