Hope from a Tree Stump

Josh WannerWaiting

“In him will the Gentiles hope.” Romans 15:12 Have you ever noticed a tree stump that has been dead for many years? It is black, weathered, decaying, and showing no signs of life. The Prophet … Read More

Hopeless

Josh WannerWaiting

“Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.” Romans 15:10 “I just need to vent.” It’s a phrase most of us have uttered at some point as an excuse to throw a massive pity party. And while … Read More

Christmas for All People

Josh WannerWaiting

“I will praise you among the Gentiles, and sing to your name.” Romans 15:9 My dad served a Lutheran church in downtown Akron, Ohio. It was a beautiful building amid a changing neighborhood. Many of … Read More

Promises Confirmed

Josh WannerWaiting

“Christ has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God’s truth, so that the promises made to the patriarchs might be confirmed.” Rom. 15:8 Paul shows us that to accomplish God’s will, Christ … Read More

Peace and Harmony

Josh WannerWaiting

“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus has.” Romans 15:5 In Romans 15:5 St. Paul prays for the mind and attitude … Read More

So Much Anticipation

Josh WannerWaiting

“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” Romans 15:4 ESV People today are always anticipating something. … Read More

Holiday Habits

Josh WannerWaiting

“Do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.” Romans 13:14b Do you have any Holiday Habits?  During this season of the year, we are bombarded with opportunities to indulge in all … Read More

What Are You Wearing?

Josh WannerWaiting

“Put on the Lord Jesus Christ…” Romans 13:14a I am sure the question, “What are you wearing?” is one that the female population asks more frequently than the male.  However, whether we are concerned about … Read More

Bringing Glory to Christ

Josh WannerWaiting

“Let us walk properly as in the daytime.” Romans 13:13 “Let us walk properly as in the day”.   The Day, that time when we will be glorified, isn’t here yet, but we are to conduct … Read More

Extra Laps

Josh WannerWaiting

 “Let us cast off the works of darkness…” Romans 13:12b In seventh grade, my son, Sam, was assigned to run the mile during PE class. It is a task he was dreading because he was … Read More