Romans 16 B

Greetings greetings greetings. Paul’s letters of universal and timeless truths are often sprinkled with personal, specific, by name instructions. The church of God is full of doctrine and exhortation, but is also endlessly relational. They go hand in hand. Almost every application of Christianity requires interaction with others.

Anyone who has ever lived away from community will attest to this struggle. Letters (or in our 2018 case, multiple outlets of communication) are a lifesaver when it comes to edification, encouragement and accountability.

I am extremely thankful for a digital way to read the Bible with Carly (and y’all). The fellowship of the Spirit is life giving on many levels. We all have seasons, some busy and full of friends, some slow and full of doubts. Continuing in faithfulness towards the Lord and each other weaves a beautiful continuity to it all.

Speaking of seasons… we start a new book tomorrow: Ecclesiastes! This is a twisted favorite of ours and a well timed reminder to calm down and not take myself so seriously.

Take a moment to thank God for the people “who risked their necks for [your] life, to whom not only [you] give thanks but all the churches of the Gentiles give thanks as well.” (4)

There’s a lot of great people out there. Maybe thank them, personally, as well.

-Bethany

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