LIFE WANTS TO LIVE! First Spark is a sculture by Ronald Whitwam displayed in the 2011 Grand Rapids Art Prize, and the 2012 Grand Haven Art Walk.
 
 
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An Exposition by Ronald Whitwam
NEW LIFE ACCORDING TO THE BOOK OF ROMANS

The Default Direction: THE FACT OF MAN'S SIN
Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.

The Calamity: THE JUDGEMENT FOR SIN
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Rescue: THE PAYMENT FOR SIN
Romans 5:8-9 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

The Big Choice: SALVATION THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST
Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

The New Relationship: THE BELIEVER'S NEW POSITION WITH GOD
Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

The Promise: THE BELIEVER'S ASSURANCE OF SALVATION
Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.

If God is talking to you, talk to Him.
If you want God to talk to you, talk to Him.
If you are already one of His, talk to Him, read His word and let Him talk to you.
Your choice for the rest of your new life is to commit to serve Him, and determine to keep your commitment.

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