Contributed on Oct 20, 2002
The “righteous requirements of the Law” are fully met in us because we’re covered by the blood of Christ, the price paid for our forgiveness.
Sermon Series on Romans 8: Reasons to be encouraged! Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts >Reason #1: We’re covered, not condemned! -Romans 8:1-4 Introduction: There are many reasons why we come to church—one is to get some encouragement. In spite ...read more
Contributed on Nov 3, 2002
There can be no connection to Christ apart from the indwelling Holy Spirit. The Spirit causes us to persevere in our faith and commitment to God.
Sermon Series on Romans 8: Reasons to be encouraged! Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts >Reason #3, The Spirit indwells & guides us, Romans 8:9-14 Introduction—-As we make our way through Paul’s top-ten list of reasons why Christians should be ...read more
Contributed on Nov 11, 2002
We see God, not as a harsh master, but as a loving father, who offers us a close, personal relationship and a secure inheritance.
Sermon Series> Romans 8, Reasons to be ENCOURAGED Reason #4: We’re sealed as co-heirs with Christ, 8:15-18 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts We’re part of the family! Paul points out that, although once were in bondage to sin, we’ve been purchased from ...read more
Contributed on Nov 17, 2002
At Creation all nature conformed to God’s purpose and fulfilled His intention, and so He declared all He had made “very good”. One day God will declare the world “good” again. And all creation will praise God’s goodness.
Sermon Series> Romans 8, Reasons to be ENCOURAGED Reason #5: We’ve got High Hopes! 8:19-25 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts “What a crazy, rotten, mixed up world we live in!” Have you ever heard these words—or said them? I think we’ve all expressed ...read more
Contributed on Nov 26, 2002
Our relationship to God is the foundation of our lives, and prayer is what connects us to God. It is an awesome privilege. We don’t always know what to pray for, or even what to say, but God will help us and will satisfy our deepest needs—even the ones
Sermon Series on Romans 8> Reasons to be ENCOURAGED! Reason #6, The Spirit Helps us Pray >Romans 8:26-27 “I do not know of any subject that has caused more perplexity for more Christians than the subject of prayer.” -So commented James Montgomery Boice, Bible teacher and Pastor. Have you ...read more
Contributed on Dec 1, 2002
We’re not exempt from affliction, but God is working behind the scenes to bring good out of trouble. He’s not holding back; He’s involved. This should give us a better attitude toward suffering.
Sermon Series on Romans 8> Reasons to be ENCOURAGED Reason #7, God has a plan! Rom 8:28-30 We look at our lives and sometimes wonder what God’s higher purpose must be. Paul has already stated that it’s difficult enough knowing what to pray about (26-27); it’s even harder to fathom why life ...read more