Sermon Series
  • 1. Fly Like An Eagle

    Contributed on Sep 6, 2004
    based on 21 ratings

    Beginning sermon in my Romans 8 - What a Way to Live! series - what Christ came to do in relation to the law and sin, and what that means for Christians.

    Romans 8:1-4 – Fly Like an Eagle There is an old Native American story about an Indian brave who found an eagle’s egg and put it into the nest of a prairie chicken. The eaglet hatched with the brood of chicks and grew up with them. All his life, the changeling eagle, thinking he was a more

  • 2. Walking With God Is No Leisurely Stroll

    Contributed on Sep 13, 2004
    based on 11 ratings

    #2 in my Romans 8 - What a Way to Live! series, this focuses on walking according to the flesh or the Spirit, essentially, selfishness or obedience.

    Romans 8:5-9 – Walking with God is No Leisurely Stroll I read a true story that happened some time ago at a hospital in Montreal. Apparently, there was a 73-year-old hospital patient who insisted on lighting a cigarette while hooked to an oxygen supply, causing a small explosion. The woman, more

  • 3. Heaven In The Here And Now

    Contributed on Sep 30, 2004
    based on 15 ratings

    #3 in Romans 8 - What a Way to Live! series. This speaks of having eternal life now, not just later in heaven. What does it mean to live?

    Romans 8:10-11 – Heaven in the Here and Now Let me tell you the life story of a certain man. All he ever really wanted in life was more. He wanted more money, so he invested his inherited wealth into a billion-dollar pile of assets. He wanted more fame, so he broke into the Hollywood scene more

  • 4. Murder One

    Contributed on Sep 30, 2004
    based on 18 ratings

    #4 in Romans 8 series. This explores how positionally Christians have already died, and how we are to live practically - putting to death the deeds of our sinful nature. Blatantly Wesleyan-Arminian.

    Romans 8:12-14 – Murder One Several years ago, I watched a documentary on TV about sharks. I love sharks. I find them fascinating. They taste good as steak, too. Now, I learned an interesting characteristic about sharks that day that I’ve never forgotten. Most varieties of sharks never stop more

  • 5. Do You Work For Your Father?

    Contributed on Oct 6, 2004
    based on 14 ratings

    #5 in Romans 8 - What a Way to Live! series. Paul says that we can be better than just God’s servants - we can be God’s children.

    Romans 8:15-17 – Do You Work for Your Father? I’m going to give you 2 scenarios that sound almost alike but very different. This is scenario #1. Jimmy, an orphan, from a foster home, is fishing by himself on the end of a wharf. As many curious ten-year-olds would, he leans over the edge to more

  • 6. How To Endure The Pains Of Childbirth

    Contributed on Oct 20, 2004
    based on 15 ratings

    #6 in Romans 8 - What a Way to Live! series. This deals with suffering, and how to let it do its work in us until God brings us to glory.

    Romans 8:18-25 – How to Endure the Pains of Childbirth (I would like to credit The Ultimate Blessing, written by Jo Anne Lyon, a Wesleyan pastor and married to one as well, founder of World Hope International, for a lot of the thought processes. As well, Eugene Peterson’s The Message for this more

  • 7. Do You Need Help Praying?

    Contributed on Oct 25, 2004
    based on 19 ratings

    #7 in Romans 8 - What a Way to Live! series. This is about prayer, how it is a challenge but it’s worthwhile too. And the Spirit helps us to do it. Lots of good illustrations from other sources.

    Romans 8:26-27 – Do You Need Help Praying? An unknown Confederate soldier wrote these words: I asked God for strength that I might achieve. I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey. I asked God for health that I might do greater things. I was given infirmity that I might do more

  • 8. Polluted Streams Still Turn Turbines

    Contributed on Nov 3, 2004
    based on 9 ratings

    #8 in Romans 8 - What a Way to Live! series. God works all things together for good for Christians. Useful opening illustration. Also describes this truth in Jesus’ death too.

    Romans 8:28-30 – Polluted Streams Still Turn Turbines Read passage. Once there was a river. It was a wide river with many docks and wharves along its shores. It provided income for many with its sport fishing and recreational opportunities. It provided leisure for many with its more

  • 9. Praying For The Persecuted

    Contributed on Nov 15, 2004
    based on 8 ratings

    #10 in my Romans 8 - What a Way to Live! series. International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Loads of quotes, statistics and stories.

    Romans 8:35-37 – Praying for the Persecuted (This was a sermon for the International day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, November 14, 2004. I got most of the source material from the book Jesus Freaks, by DC Talk. I found other stuff from the websites like Open Doors and The Voice of the more

  • 10. Taking Sides

    Contributed on Nov 15, 2004
    based on 7 ratings

    #9 in my Romans 8 - What a Way to Live! series. This says that God is on our side, and it’s His opinion of us that matters the most. There is victory in that truth.

    Romans 8:31-37 – Taking Sides When Martin Luther was in the middle of the Reformation and the Pope was trying to bring him back to the Catholic Church, he sent a cardinal to deal with Luther and buy him with gold. The cardinal later wrote to the Pope, “The fool does not like gold.” more

  • 11. To Be Loved

    Contributed on Aug 6, 2005
    based on 7 ratings

    #11 (and final) in my Romans 8 - What a Way to Live! series. It first summarizes the rest of the chapter, and uses extended allegory of the Trojan war to describe inseparable love.

    Romans 8:38-39 – To Be Loved (NOTE: to get the full effect of the Trojan War illustration, you may want to research this more than I have written. Watching "Troy" is a help, too.) Well, we’ve made it. We spent all fall studying Romans 8, and I must admit, I’m ready for a change. Perhaps more