Contributed on Aug 30, 2004
Our salvation is based on the blood of Christ and God will not condemn us as long as we continue to trust in Christ. The beginning of a series of sermons on Romans 8
No Condemnation In Christ Rom. 8:1-4 INTRO.: One reason we come to Church is to find some encouragement in life’s struggles. We all need encouragement. I find the eighth chapter of Romans to be the most encouraging chapter in all the Bible. Over the years, I have preached many sermons from this ...read more
Contributed on Sep 5, 2004
Are you controlled by the sinful nature or the Spirit of God. There are great blessings for those controlled by the Spirit.
Who Controls You? Rom. 8:5-11 INTRO.:The story of Moses in Egypt illustrates the choice we have to live according to the flesh or the spirit. Heb. 11:24ff Who is in control of your life? I. Are you controlled by your sinful nature? What are the signs? A. Where is the focus of your mind? Rom. ...read more
Contributed on Sep 18, 2004
Three encouraging promises for God’s children from romans 8:12-17
Three Encouraging Promises Rom. 8:12-17 INTRO.: for the past two weeks, we have been meditating on the eighth chapter of Romans with the theme of "Encouragement for the Christian." we found great encouragement in verse 1 - no condemnation in Christ. We looked at the wonderful promise of verse 11 ...read more
Contributed on Sep 24, 2004
Our suffering in this life is a prelude to glory. God will end suffering and decay and give us new and immortal bodies.
The Groan and the Glory Rom. 8:18-25 INTRO.: Charlie Brown illustration. Charlie was about to kick a field goal and Lucy held the ball. When Charlie kicked, she moved the ball. He kicked so hard that he flew into the air and landed flat on his back with a groan, "Aaaaargh." We all groan while in ...read more
Contributed on Sep 26, 2004
A sermon about our weakness when it comes to prayer, the Holy Spirit’s power, and how He helps us.
The Holy Spirit, Our Prayer Partner Rom. 8:26, 27 INTRO.: Every Christian knows the importance of prayer. We are grateful to have access to the throne room of Heaven where we can take our needs before the Father. Yet, few of us have a satisfying prayer life. The reason is we are weak in the flesh. ...read more
Contributed on Oct 4, 2004
Throughout the entire course of human history, God has been working toward the salvation of His people.
God Working For Our Good Rom. 8:28 Intro.: We usually apply this passage to our personal lives, especially when there is calamity. Of course, that’s valid, but there is much more in view. It involves cosmic events. God’s eternal plan to redeem mankind is in view as the apostle writes. God ...read more
Contributed on Oct 21, 2004
Our challenges: "These things", Our Savior; "Him Who loved us", and our victory: "More than conquerors."
More Than Conquerors Rom. 8:37 INTRO.: There are some things in life we cannot change. We say we can’t do anything about the weather and perhaps this is so, but we can do things to make it easier to live with the weather we have. When its cold, we can put on a coat. When it rains, a raincoat ...read more