The Book of Romans: This Changes Everything Podcast by Pastor JD Greear for Summit Church
I love seeing our families commissioned here–family ministry is one of the ministries we take most seriously because we know that partnering with you to raise a generation of disciple-making-disciples is unquestionably the most strategic thing we can do to advance the kingdom of God.
And speaking of that, one of the things I’ve learned as a parent of teenagers now is that middle and high school students have a special jargon they use, particularly over texts, and if you want to know what’s going on in their lives you have to at least be familiar with it. (You shouldn’t use most of these things–my kids get offended when I do. They are like, Dad…)
So, here’s your crash course list of essential insider teen text terminology. We’ll start basic
Romans 5 NKJV
1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance;
4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope.
5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
6 For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die.
8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.
10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
11 And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.