Sometimes comparisons are good – “You’re just like your dad!” Sometimes comparisons are bad – “You’re just like your dad!” Whether good or bad, comparisons can sometimes help us see things for what they are and in our passage today Paul gives us some comparisons to help us understand why obeying God is so important […]
Having faith in Christ does not mean you are a mature follower of Jesus Christ. In fact, the journey to full maturity will never be reached here on this earth. In Romans 6 Paul calls us to continual action and challenges us to live for righteousness which will result in growing Christian maturity; our sanctification.
Christmas Eve Service
Sammy from Galilee will share his experience with the three wise guys.
Bob Dylan nailed the essence of the spiritual battle: “You’re gonna have to serve somebody.” It doesn’t matter how poor or rich you are; how privileged or underprivileged you are; all of us “gotta serve somebody.” In Romans 6, Paul, in no uncertain terms, challenges us to stop serving sin and serve God instead.
We would never say this, but many of us live as if being free is harder than being enslaved. Rather than embrace the choices we can make because of freedom, we go back to what we once knew because it is comfortable. Paul warns us about this and advocates for living the new life available […]
I think it is easy to forget our past and easier still to think we are better than we actually are. In Romans 5, Paul makes it very clear who all of us once were. He also makes it clear that we did not pull ourselves up by our boot straps to get where we […]
Being thankful is not always easy. It seems that our situation in life oftentimes affects our ability to be thankful. On this Thanksgiving Sunday we are going to be challenged to be thankful regardless of our circumstances.
What we do impacts others. Romans 5:12-19 gives us an example of this. In this passage Paul describes how one person can lead people down a path of shame while another can lead people down a path of life. The challenge for all of us will be in the question: “Which one am I?”
Today Pastor Daniel Bear is going to be talking about six lessons he learned since he started his ministry in St. Paul.