Sermon Series

  • 1. The Gospel According To Grace!

    Contributed on Oct 13, 2008
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    The Holy Spirit has used this book time and time again to free God’s people from ritual and religion.

    1. THE CONSTITUTION of the United States: Important. • The Bill of Rights: Important. • The Emancipation Proclamation: Important. • We can think of document after document, and book after book, and even letter after letter that are very important. • We think ‘what would life be without ...read more

  • 2. Chosen & Beloved Of God

    Contributed on Oct 13, 2008
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    You’re here by the will of our DIVINE CREATOR!

    1. God has built into human beings a desire to belong… to know that we know that we know there is a reason for our lives. AND THE TRUTH is there is a reason for your life. • You’re not here by accident. It wasn’t just the whim of some uncaring, unloving, uninterested God that you’re ...read more

  • 3. Praying Makes A Difference”

    Contributed on Oct 13, 2008
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    We can learn a few things from Paul’s prayer life.

    1. Prayer… our lifeline with God. a. Doesn’t it just stir your heart that the God of all the universe hears & answers & attends to our prayers?! Isaiah 58:9 (NKJV) 9 Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; You shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’ “If you take away the yoke from your ...read more

  • 4. Does God Have Your Ear?”

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2008
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    Whoever you listen to has you.

    1. The book of Romans is a wonderful gospel of Grace. • It’s God’s letter of freedom & liberty to us. • As we study it together we’ll see the work of God’s Holy Spirit infusing grace & love throughout our lives! • It opens in v1 with Paul a BONDSERVANT… Paul is how we know him after His ...read more

  • 5. The Powerful & Glorious Gospel

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2008
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    The gospel of Jesus Christ is powerful in and of itself!

    1. Afraid & Ashamed. Embarrassed & Intimidated.& Timid & Shy. a. I’m sure some of you can identify with these… at times we’ve all had a little bit of each in our lives. b. But it’s a bummer when it comes to Jesus isn’t it? c. I mean we don’t want to be intimidated… but we are. d. We don’t want ...read more

  • 6. The Just Shall Live By Faith

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2008
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    The Gospel is a gift from God.

    1. The Gospel is a gift from God. a. SALVATION… to be saved from the Penalty of Sin (justification), the Power of sin (Sanctification), and the Presence of Sin (Future Glorification). b. And as with ANY gift, it’s simply to be ACCEPTED. God says, “I know sin has damaged and destroyed you, but ...read more

  • 7. Warning: God's Wrath Is Coming

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2008
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    God’s coming judgment upon those who reject His Son, Jesus Christ.

    1. Romans 1:18 opens up… • Well guys we get into a very unpopular subject this morning. • The WRATH OF GOD – His coming judgment upon those who reject His Son, Jesus Christ. • And although we hear of the wonderful gospel of grace, it would be wrong to neglect the warning that God will ...read more

  • 8. What About Those Who Never Heard

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2008
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    It’s so good for us to cultivate a heart for the lost!

    1. It’s so good for us to cultivate a heart for the lost! (See Mark) NOTE: The heart of Jesus becomes our heart, our passion, our desire to see those around us come to know Jesus personally! • We realize don’t we, that God sent someone into our lives! • How thankful we are! • Remember one of ...read more

  • 9. The Pathway Of Idolatry

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2008
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    They exchange the glory of God for the corruption of man.

    1. Downhill. That’s the path painted by our Pastor Paul. • Man is not improving, going up toward God. • But rather doing down hill… and going FAST! • It’s NOT an evolution toward God is it? NO. • It’s a DEVOLUTION downward away from God. • And the one of the strongest evidences of this is ...read more

  • 10. What About Homosexuality?”

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2008
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    Living in the unrepentant lifestyle of homosexuality is just as spiritually deadly as living in the unrepentant sins of thievery, lying, adultery, and fornication.

    1. Few, if any of us, would argue against calling STEALING A SIN. a. The same for LYING, ADULTERY, FORNICATION, & OTHERS. b. And if not sin, there is still a remnant in our society that would see these activities as wrong… definitely not right. WHEN WE come to the Bible, there’s no question… ...read more

  • 11. Be Prayerful & Careful Where You Place Your Stamp Of Approval

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2008
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    Have you noticed how this world system is constantly trying to influence our decisions?

    1. All of us have a STAMP OF APPROVAL. • That is, by our words & deeds, we either approve of things or we disapprove of things. I like that. I don’t like that. • When people ask our opinions, we often quickly share our feelings on a topic or 2 or 3. • I have to agree that there are times when ...read more

  • 12. Inexcusable

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2008
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    We’re real good at making excuses for our bad behavior...but have you noticed how easy it is to see bad behavior in others but really think the best about ourselves?

    1. By now in Romans, it’s easy to look at CH 1 and breathe a sigh of relief… thinking: “Wow, I’m glad I’m not that bad!” a. I’m sure there were those in Rome, maybe even those who are reading & studying this book today thinking… b. “Yes, others, sinners, unbelievers, backslidden people are ...read more

  • 13. We're Accountable For What We Know

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2008
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    We will be held accountable for what we DO KNOW not for what we DON’T KNOW.

    1. When we were studying the book of James, we learned that it is sinful for us to show partiality. Proverbs 28:21 (NKJV) 21 To show partiality is not good, Because for a piece of bread a man will transgress. It’s true, partiality has been used to divide & destroy for years. • It definitely ...read more

  • 14. Religion & Rituals Will Not Save You

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2008
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    Religious people can be some of the hardest to reach with the gospel.

    1. There is wonderful CONFIDENCE & SECURITY in Jesus Christ. a. Our salvation isn’t based on the promises we have made to God but rather THE PROMISE He has made to us. b. If you believe, you are saved, eternally. 2 Corinthians 1:20 NOTE: They came to Jesus one day and asked: John 6:28-29 ...read more

  • 15. Having God's Word Is A Big Advantage

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2008
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    All Scripture is INSPIRED and PROFITABLE.

    1. By now we understand Paul’s point in Romans: a. “There is ONLY ONE way to be saved.” b. There aren’t 2 options, or 3 options… but just 1. c. The righteousness required by God is the very righteousness provided by God through his Son Jesus Christ. Romans 1:16-17 (NKJV) 16 For I am not ashamed ...read more

  • 16. Does God Use Failure? Yes!

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2008
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    It’s been said that God is not looking for ABILITY but for AVAILABILITY; He’s looking for a willing and ready heart.

    1. Ever read a book and start to sort of dialogue with the author? a. It happens sometimes in the middle of a good movie too. b. The author has so captivated us & brought us into the middle of a story that we begin to interact with the characters. c. Hey why are you doing that? Don’t go there! ...read more

  • 17. I've Fallen Short & Only Jesus Can Help Me Get Up

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2008
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    Everyone, everywhere is in need of God’s wonderful grace.

    1. READ THROUGH vv9-20 -- By the time we come to v9 here in CH3, the Holy Spirit wants us to understand something… a. Everyone, everywhere is in need of God’s wonderful grace. b. No matter what spiritual background you might have… c. No matter what national background you might have… d. No ...read more

  • 18. What Is Justification?”

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2008
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    God sees you not in your own righteousness but in that perfection of His Son!

    1. Romans, along with Hebrews are by far the most doctrinal letters in the New Testament. a. They’re full of good, solid, and wonderful truths! b. Remember, doctrine, isn’t a word to be afraid of. c. It simply means ‘TEACHING’ d. And so when God is teaching us through His Word, we are learning ...read more

  • 19. By Faith We Establish The Law

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2008
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    SO what is it, works or faith? The law or grace?

    1. Ever wonder what you’re supposed to do with the Law? a. Ever think about the 10 commandments? b. Should I make them my list to follow? Should I make sure that ever ‘T’ is crossed, every ‘I’ dotted? WORKS or FAITH, that’s the big question today. • How is a person saved? BY WORKS OR ...read more

  • 20. Salvation Is A Gift Of Grace Not A Wage From Works

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2008
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    Salvation and Justification come by faith!

    1. Justification… Salvation… they come to us by faith. a. It’s a wonderful work of God’s Grace that sinners can be cleansed, changed, and redeemed by faith! b. It’s not by keeping the 10 Commandments. c. It’s not by keeping elaborate codes of conduct. d. It’s not by rituals and religious ...read more

  • 21. God, Our Faithful Promise Giver”

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2008
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    When God promises, He delivers. EVERY TIME!

    1. A PROMISE. A COMMITMENT. A COVENANT. a. Webster’s says a promise is, “a declaration that one will do or refrain from doing something specified.” OR b. “A legally binding declaration that gives the person to whom it is made a right to expect or to claim the performance of a specified act.” OR ...read more

  • 22. I Want The Faith Of Abraham!

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2008
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    What can we learn from Abraham and his faith?

    1. Abraham faced a dilemma. Just like we do from time to time. ABRAHAM HAD A PROMISE FROM GOD & SOME TIME PASSED. • IT didn’t come to pass immediately. • Flip over to Genesis 17:1-8 (Promised reaffirmed) • Did you hear that 99 years old! His wife not too far behind! • It was a few years ...read more

  • 23. What Trials Do

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2008
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    Suffering is a part of the Christian’s life.

    1. Who really likes all the trials & testings? a. I don’t know too many people that would jump and say, “I do Pastor Ed. I love them. Give me more!” b. After all, they are often irritating times of sorrow & sadness, & difficult times of problems & pain. c. But whether we like them or not, trials ...read more

  • 24. When Trials Come, We Remember Our Good & Great Shepherd – Part 1

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2008
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    Every single circumstance that comes to us is first sifted through the hand of the One who loves us.

    1. Well, the most common question I ask, & I hear in the midst of trials is WHY! -- Why this? Now? Me? Why him? WHY LORD?!!?! • But I’ve noticed that God doesn’t always answer that question. • He doesn’t always reveal the WHY, or explain the details. • He simply calls us to trust… cling… hold on ...read more

  • 25. When Trials Come, We Remember Our Good & Great Shepherd – Part 2

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2008
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    Every single circumstance that comes to us is first sifted through the hand of the One who loves us.

    1. Paul has taught us to ‘glory in our tribulations’ & James said: James 1:2-3 (NKJV) 2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 2. We have a serious problem with that don’t we? • It definitely doesn’t make a ...read more

  • 26. The Lavish Love Of God!

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2008
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    The only place you will find true love is in Jesus!

    1. There are so many of us that before you became a Christian, you were a very mean, hateful, & hard person person. • Of all the words that someone would use to describe you (and me by the way), LOVE definitely wasn’t one of them. • But all that changed with Jesus Christ. We were born again and ...read more

  • 27. Blessed Are Those Who Are Forgiven By Grace

    Contributed on Dec 23, 2008
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    Living a life without Jesus Christ is not a blessed life.

    1. What’s it like for a person to live without forgiveness? a. For the person that’s not spiritually connected to God through His Son Jesus Christ? b. For some of us, it’s been so long that we don’t even remember… the issues on the hearts of those who don’t know Jesus personally, ...read more

  • 28. A Few Blessed Benefits Of Being Saved

    Contributed on Dec 23, 2008
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    It is a blessing to have our sins forgiven.

    1. Earlier, Paul reminded us by quoting the Psalms, that it is a blessing to have our sins forgiven. – Look at 4.5-8 • Oh How Happy is the one who has a personal relationship with Jesus and knows that he knows that his sins are forgiven. Psalm 103:12 (NKJV) 12 As far as the east is from the west, ...read more

  • 29. God's Love Is Forever Demonstrated

    Contributed on Dec 23, 2008
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    The love of God is foundational and unquestionable.

    1. The love of God is foundational & unquestionable. • Jesus is GOOD SHEPHERD who laid down His life for the sheep! • In His life, His death, His resurrection, He poured into our very hearts His own special love! • He didn’t just sprinkle His love, or scatter His love, but rather He LAVISHED IT ...read more

  • 30. What Adam Did To The Human Race Is Reversible

    Contributed on Dec 23, 2008
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    So what happened with Adam and Eve in the Garden?

    1. Imagine a time when sin doesn’t exist. Wouldn’t that be great! • A time really, of perfection and beauty. • No sin. No sinful nature directing to sin. No flesh/spirit struggle. • Everything is just perfect, exactly as it was meant to be! • Immediately we think forward don’t we? 1 John 3:1-2 ...read more