The Apostle Paul wrote the most books in the New Testament. He also wrote the longest sentence which is found in Ephesians 1:3-14 and has a 257-word count. In humorous contrast and using less than 80 Greek words, the Apostle Paul in Romans 12 teaches us all we need to know about how to live […]
This week’s sermon will address two of the core issues that impact all of us as we grow to Christian maturity: pride and/or low self-esteem. Both of these issues can and do have a negative impact on our ability to fulfill God’s plan for us which means all of us need to be honest with […]
The first 11 chapters of Romans has taught us some amazing theology but now we’re about to switch gears and be challenged by what God wants us to do as a result of this new knowledge. In essence, we’re hitting the “So What” section of the book of Romans and it WILL challenge us!
I believe there are times when we make choices that Satan thinks is going to stop, or at least hinder, God. But God always has a plan to use our choices for His glory (which must frustrate Satan beyond belief). This is illustrated in a powerful way in Romans 11 as Paul describes what God […]
Paul asks two questions in Romans 11: “Has God rejected His people?” (11:1), and “Did they stumble in order to fall [beyond recovery]?” (11:11). Today’s message will address the first of these two questions and will remind us of the heart of God and the depth of His mercy.
Responsibility isn’t something many of us want. In fact, it seems like responsibility is shirked more than accepted. Those who are willing to take it are viewed as the exception, not the rule. As we grow to spiritual maturity, we need to realize that God has a responsibility for us as well. Today’s passage addresses […]
Today’s sermon is going to remind us when our interpretation of a Bible verse contradicts other Bible verses, it’s our interpretation that’s the problem. We’re also going to be challenged by what God desires (not requires) from all who believe in Him.
The 4th of July is a time when we celebrate our independence. But is independence something that is truly our right? Is it what God created us to be? In today’s sermon we will study what the Bible has to say about this topic and be challenged to consider a life of interdependence rather than […]
We started this series on January 31, 2021. That’s been almost 1.5 years ago and some of you weren’t even attending Grace Church then. So, in the hopes of being helpful and catching everyone up, today we’re doing a summary review of what we have covered thus far.
People in rural America are very independent. There is a ‘pull yourself up by your bootstraps’ kind of mentality. This mentality can easily carry over to our spiritual lives which brings up a problem: How can a guy in bare feet pull himself up by his bootstraps? Today we will examine this mindset and be […]