Sermon Series
  • 1. Fly Like An Eagle

    Contributed on Sep 6, 2004
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    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 ...read more

  • 2. Walking With God Is No Leisurely Stroll

    Contributed on Sep 13, 2004
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    #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, ...read more

  • 3. Heaven In The Here And Now

    Contributed on Sep 30, 2004
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    #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 ...read more

  • 4. Murder One

    Contributed on Sep 30, 2004
    based on 18 ratings
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    #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 ...read more

  • 5. Do You Work For Your Father?

    Contributed on Oct 6, 2004
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    #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 ...read more

  • 6. How To Endure The Pains Of Childbirth

    Contributed on Oct 20, 2004
    based on 15 ratings
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    #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 ...read more

  • 7. Do You Need Help Praying?

    Contributed on Oct 25, 2004
    based on 19 ratings
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    #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 ...read more

  • 8. Polluted Streams Still Turn Turbines

    Contributed on Nov 3, 2004
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    #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 ...read more

  • 9. Praying For The Persecuted

    Contributed on Nov 15, 2004
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    #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 ...read more

  • 10. Taking Sides

    Contributed on Nov 15, 2004
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    #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.” ...read more

  • 11. To Be Loved

    Contributed on Aug 6, 2005
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    #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 ...read more