Passion for Praise

Winning the Hearts of Your Critics

Note from JesusDear Friend, Just as Paul faced his legal ordeals and challenging travels to Rome, My disciples in Asia Minor faced growing criticism, ostracism, …
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Holy Moments, Ordinary Bread

Note from JesusDear Beloved, The fellowship of My disciples as they gather around a table for a meal is a precious and holy time. This …
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Treacherous Travels

Note from JesusDear Follower of The Way, Paul’s path to Rome was difficult. First, he faced a series of legal hearings before he even left …
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Powerful Testimony

Note from JesusDear Disciple, I gave My life to bring God’s grace to you. As My disciple, I ask you to share My story of …
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Navigating Political Minefields

Note from JesusDear Precious One, Each of My disciples is precious to Me. I hate for any of them to have to go through unfair …
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'You Will Do the Same in Rome!'

Note from JesusDear Follower, Roman soldiers saved Paul from being beaten to death by an angry Jewish mob. The mob had mistakenly thought he had …
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Arrested to Serve and to Save

Note from JesusDear Disciple, Paul’s long anticipated return to Jerusalem finally happened. He arrived in Jerusalem accompanied by Christians from the churches in Asia Minor …
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The Heart of a Shepherd

Note from JesusDear Precious Disciple, Paul was finally on his way back to Jerusalem. His trip had been delayed because of the plots against his …
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Transitions

Note from JesusDear Faithful Follower, Life is full of transitions and changes as well as ups and downs. For the apostle Paul, these types of …
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Problem People

Note from JesusDear Precious One, Yesterday’s note focused on valuing each person in the Father’s family. There are, however, some in the family who seem …
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Precious People

Note from JesusDear Precious One, Has anyone told you lately you are precious? You are! You are a blood-bought child of the Father. I rescued …
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Please Pray

Note from JesusDear Beloved, The apostle Paul is known as a great missionary. He is also the writer of many of the letters that you …
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Beyond the Bucket List

Note from JesusDear Beloved, Let me ask you several questions to get you started thinking about today’s verses from Paul’s letter to the Romans:What makes …
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Giving Grace

Note from JesusDear Beloved, Part of the challenge of being in a multi-cultural fellowship, is that people who are different from you are… different! Their …
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Know What Time It Is!

Note from JesusDear Follower, Wake up. It’s nearly dawn. Put on your clothes. It’s time for living in the daylight. Paul chose powerful images for …
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My Disciples Are Good Citizens

Note from JesusDear Beloved, You are reading from a letter the apostle Paul wrote to believers in Rome. They lived in the seat of the …
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What Love Looks Like!

Note from JesusDear Disciple, In the first part of Paul’s letter to the Roman believers, he gave his great explanation of how all people have …
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Be a Living and Holy Sacrifice

Note from JesusDear Beloved, Paul spent the first two-thirds of his letter to the Roman Christians explaining the principle of salvation by grace through faith …
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So All Can Be Saved!

Note from JesusDear Disciple, You are saved by grace. You received that grace through faith. There is no room for boasting about being saved. Neither …
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All Who Call on My Name

Note from JesusDear Follower, Paul was My apostle with a special commission to the Gentiles, but he deeply loved and was deeply concerned about his …
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Receiving God's Promises Through Faith

Note from JesusDear Child of Grace, Many people in your fallen world accept or reject others based on race. They exclude those who are not …
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Blessed Assurance!

Note from JesusDear Child of the Father, All creation waits on tiptoe for the day I return and bring you home to the Father. On …
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Animated by the Spirit

Note from JesusDear Precious One, Live animated by the power of the Father’s “indwelling presence,” the Holy Spirit within you! Your flesh — “your fallen, …
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Miserable or Relieved?

Note from JesusDear Faithful Follower, Today’s verses are different selections from chapter 7 of Paul’s letter to Christians in Rome. In previous parts of the …
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United with Me!

Note from JesusDear Disciple, You have received grace. I died for you when you were “far from God… powerless… weak… wasting [y]our lives in sin” …
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