Tree on a Hill

A Journey Through God's Word

Starting in Genesis, this online weekly reading program allows you to explore God's Word with the guidance of an outstanding biblical scholar who has a deeply personal Christian faith.

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Romans Week 5

Justification and Sanctification: Romans 5–6

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” So states Juliet in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. This young lady was waxing philosophical in that she could not understand how the names of her and her lover’s families could cause such strife when really what mattered was not people’s names but their character, who they are. Full reading and audio »

Romans Week 4

Election Revisited: Romans 4

I like watching movies, usually the older ones (but that is another story). A technique I really enjoy with movies and other kinds of media is the proverbial “twist” at the end. Full reading and audio »

Romans Week 3

The Gospel for Both Jews and Gentiles — “No Partiality” Extended: Romans 2:17–3:31

When individuals or groups operate from the understanding that they are special or important, they soon begin to believe it and act accordingly. Immediate examples in our culture are those who experience fame and celebrity. Full reading and audio »

Romans Week 2

The Gospel for Both Jews and Gentiles: Romans 1:1–2:16

When one begins reading, one notices stylistic idiosyncrasies right away. For instance, Paul likes long sentences; really long sentences. (Believe it or not, they tend to be longer than the sentences by this author!) Full reading and audio »