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Contributed on May 13, 2019
Paul anticipates that the Jewish Christians in Rome will have a lot of questions and so he asks and answers three questions in this section of Romans.
A. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers and grandmothers in our congregation, whether they be biological, adoptive, surrogate, or spiritual mothers and granmothers! 1. We all thank God for the influence of godly women in our individual lives and in the life of the church as a whole! 2. May God ...read more
Contributed on May 13, 2019
True religion isn't about external rituals, but it is about relationship and wholehearted devotion.
A. One day, many years ago, a well-respected British minister took the trolley early Monday morning from his home in the suburbs to the church in downtown London. 1. He paid the driver as he got on the trolley, and being pre-occupied with his busy schedule and the needs of his church he didn’t ...read more
Contributed on Apr 22, 2019
In this sermon, we address the fact that the resurrection is hard to believe, but that it is true and it is our only hope that death is reversible.
A. Happy Easter everyone and may God bless you today with hope and joy! 1. I hope you have come this morning with a sense of anticipation. 2. I heard about one 3-year-old little girl who was being driven to church on Easter Sunday. 3. As they drove, the child’s parents explained the Easter story, ...read more
Contributed on Apr 15, 2019
As Paul continues to lay out the fact that all people fall short of the glory of God and are in need of God's righteousness, he focuses on the fact that the Jews are no better off than the Gentiles.
A. One day a company inspection was taking place at the Redstone Arsenal, the U.S. Army’s guided missile school in Huntsville, Alabama. 1. The inspection was being conducted by a full colonel. 2. The inspection was going smoothly until the colonel came to a certain soldier. 3. The colonel ...read more
Contributed on Apr 8, 2019
The gospel is the good news of Jesus that is the antidote of the bad news of God's wrath and judgment against sin. In Romans 1:18-32, Paul discusses why God's wrath is justified, and what happens to humanity when they reject God and God gives them up.
A. The story is told of a street evangelist who was trying to get the attention of people passing by. 1. He spoke loudly, urging the people to flee from the wrath of God to come. 2. He roared, “I warn you, that there will be weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth!” 3. An older woman passing ...read more
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Contributed on Jul 18, 2011
HEED THE COMMANDS In July of 1976, Israeli commandos made a daring raid at an airport in Uganda, in which 103 Jewish hostages were freed. In less than 15 minutes, the soldiers had killed all 7 of the kidnappers and set the captives free. As successful as the rescue was, however, three of the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 14, 2011
ENGAGING GOD'S POWER Spiritual growth and success is a partnership with God. Paul captured this idea in Philippians 2:12-13, where he wrote: "continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose." We ...read more
Contributed on Jun 23, 2010
Do you remember Jesus’ radical prescription for avoiding temptation? In Matthew 5:27-30, He suggested that we should cut out or cut off whatever it is that leads us into sin. In the news this week was the story of Hartford, CT resident Jonathan Metz, a single man, who lived alone, who while ...read more
Contributed on May 17, 2010
The story is told of a 10-year-old boy who decided to study Judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident. 1. The boy began lessons with an old Japanese Judo master. 2. The boy was doing well, but he couldn't understand why, after three months of training the ...read more
Contributed on Oct 19, 2009
RAWLINS KEPT U.S. GRANT ON HIS HORSE Ulysses S. Grant was a 4 star general of the union forces during the Civil War and became the 18th President of the United States. John A. Rawlins was Grant’s friend and fellow general, who became Grant’s chief of staff. During the Civil War, no one was ...read more