Paul has been describing how “sick” all of us are in Romans 1-2. In Romans 3 he gives us a final diagnosis; it’s stage four sin. All the x-rays show it. It’s spread from our tongue all the way to our feet. Denial isn’t going to change it. Doing good isn’t going to change it. […]
Doing the right things or living like we are expected to live is good, but these things don’t bring us into a right relationship with God. Paul teaches us in Romans 2 that our actions don’t really mean much if they are externally driven by a desire to please man rather than internally driven by […]
Being religious and being a Christian are two different things. Emphasizing your denomination rather than your relationship with God is being religious, not Christian. Focusing on doing the right things rather than being the right person is being religious, not Christian. In Romans 2, Paul makes it very clear that looking good does not make […]
What happens when we screw up? In Romans 2, God tells us what happens to those who mess up by breaking His laws and there will be no Supreme Court to appeal to when God passes down His judgment. God’s judgment will be righteous and impartial but it will also be final!
We all tend to categorize sins. We list some as worse than others. While we can find Biblical evidence to support this, sometimes our categories are based on personal feelings rather than Biblical truth. In Romans 1:28-32 we see where God lists a series of “lesser” sins, sins we sometimes excuse in our life and […]
The world says, “I was born this way!” God says, “That is not how I designed you!” Today’s sermon on Romans describes how man suppresses the truth about God and exchanges His design for our own desires. This results in unintended consequences allowed by God who lets us do exactly what we want to do.
This Easter it may be hard to make sense of things. It may be harder than ever to believe that God exists. But in Romans, Paul tells us the message of Easter, the Gospel, is a message of hope and we should not be ashamed to believe it! Today, we are going to look at […]
In writing to the church in Rome, Paul says he “longs to be with them.” In this context, he describes several reasons why he wants to be with them, reasons that provide several lessons which are still valid for us on Palm Sunday, 2021.
Studying God’s Word is good. Sometimes our studies will take us to passages which people say are no longer relevant for today which leads to rejection of some of God’s word. Romans is full of these types of passages. To help prepare for this tension, today we are going to establish our basis for discovering […]
Mr. Rogers in Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood always told who he was speaking to and the purpose of his show: “Won’t you be my neighbor?” His purpose always led into the lessons of his iconic tv show. The Apostle Paul does the same thing in the book of Romans. Today we are going to learn why […]