Contributed on Jun 3, 2007
Using actual road signs, we’ll see that we must count on Christ’s work, stop sinning, and yield our bodies to the Lord.
The Goals of Grace Romans 6:8-18 Rev. Brian Bill www.pontiacbible.org 6/3/07 Before last Sunday’s service one of our daughters turned to Beth and asked this question: “Is Daddy not preaching today?” Beth told her that some special guests were going to talk about their ministry in the Middle ...read more
Contributed on Jun 17, 2007
True release comes from a relationship with Jesus, not from rules.
Dying in Order to Live Romans 7:1-6 Rev. Brian Bill 6/17/07 www.pontiacbible.org This past Sunday I preached at Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park. Beth and I spent about 10 years at Calvary and were supported by them for three years when we were missionaries. For the last several ...read more
Contributed on Jun 24, 2007
The Law illimunates, it ignites, and it incinerates.
The Slippery Slope of Sin Romans 7:7-13 Rev. Brian Bill www.pontiacbible.org 6/24/07 [Sermon opens with a mime. Woman approaches a chair set up on stage with a sign on it that says, “Do not touch.” She reads the sign and starts to walk away but then comes back to the chair, looks around to ...read more
Contributed on Jul 15, 2007
There is no condemnation for the Christ-follower.
How to Do What God Wants You to Do Romans 8:1 Rev. Brian Bill 7/15/07 www.pontiacbible.org Three ministers went fishing one day, all friends who pastored different churches in the same town. While they were fishing they began confessing their sins to one another. The first pastor said, “Do ...read more
Contributed on Jul 22, 2007
We need to focus on what God has done, think about what we think about, and allow the Spirt to control us.
Living the Spirit-controlled Life Romans 8:2-11 Rev. Brian Bill 7/22/07 www.pontiacbible.org Last week we learned that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. I decided to preach on just one point because I wanted us to get it into our heads and hearts so we will never ...read more
Contributed on Jul 28, 2007
As those who’ve been declared righteous we have a duty, we can delight, and we can be assured of our destiny.
Allowing God’s Spirit to Lead You Romans 8:12-17 Rev. Brian Bill 7/29/07 www.pontiacbible.org Just as Paul and Grace Becker have been led to a different ministry in Mexico, so too, the Holy Spirit leads His people today in ways that will bring Christ glory and expand the Father’s kingdom. ...read more
Contributed on Aug 12, 2007
You’re not alone when you’re in the ’groan zone.’
When We Don’t Know What to Pray Romans 8:26-27 Rev. Brian Bill 8/12/07 www.pontiacbible.org On August 1st, a terrible tragedy brought strangers together to pray. I’m reading from the StarTribune.com out of Minneapolis-St. Paul (8/6/07): “Lori Peterson, jogging on the path on West River ...read more
Contributed on Aug 19, 2007
God’s good is not our comfortability, but our conformity to Christ.
The Promises of Predestination Romans 8:28-30 Rev. Brian Bill 8/19/07 www.pontiacbible.org How many of you have memories of swimming in the Humiston Pool? Summer has gone by so fast, hasn’t it? Some have started school already and for others summer ends tomorrow. Ken Fulkerson’s mom ...read more
Contributed on Aug 26, 2007
Using a Q&A format, we will see that God protects us, provides for us, purifies us, prays for us and preserves us.
Conquering Christians Romans 8:31-37 Rev. Brian Bill 8/26/07 www.pontiacbible.org 5-year-old Johnny was in the kitchen as his mother made supper. She asked him to go into the pantry and get her a can of tomato soup, but he didn’t want to go in alone: “It’s dark in there and I’m scared.” ...read more
Contributed on Sep 2, 2007
I’m drawing out eight lessons from a lockdown as a result of what happened at our local high school when weapons were discovered.
The Certainty of No Separation: Lessons from a Lockdown Romans 8:38-39 Rev. Brian Bill 9/2/07 Pontiac made not only the national headlines this week, we even became international news. We could have been named in the same sentence as Columbine or Virginia Tech but thankfully a tragedy was ...read more