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Jan 17

Romans 4

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When Paul fell off his horse on the road to Damascus, his identity as a "Hebrew of Hebrews" known for his persecution of those who didn't "tow the line" of religious rules, disintegrated. He needed to re-think his identity as a follower of Jesus. Paul in chapter 4 of Romans writes about identity and what it means to be a chid of God. These words are powerful and have true insight for our lives in the modern world.

 

I am working/fleshing out my thoughts on this chapter and trying to put it in words. I will post more on this tomorrow. In the meantime a few questions: What is identity? Where do we get our identity? Is identity meaningful in and to your life? Does identity and those groups with which we identify bring lasting peace? Do they bring division?

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