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  • 1. Romans 1:1

    Contributed on Mar 11, 2010
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    Introduction to Romans

    Romans 1:1 John Shearhart February 28, 2010 Introduction Tonight we’re going to start a verse-by-verse study through the book of Romans. There are several reasons I want to do this: The first is because it levels the spiritual playing field as it covers every major doctrine of the more

  • 2. Romans 1:2-6

    Contributed on Mar 11, 2010

    The focus and dependability of Paul's gospel

    Romans 1:2-6 John Shearhart March 7, 2010 Introduction Last week we started the book of Romans, and we looked at the first verse. We saw that the Apostle Paul was a slave of God’s, called and set apart for the gospel message from and about God. This week we’re going to continue more

  • 3. Romans 1:18-32

    Contributed on Mar 18, 2010
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    God’s judgment on the pagan man

    Romans 1:18-32 John Shearhart March 21, 2010 Introduction Over the last several weeks we’ve been looking at Paul’s letter to the Romans, and we’ve seen that Paul is not ashamed of this urgent message because it is salvation for those who believe. The next question, then, is salvation from more

  • 4. Romans 1:7-17

    Contributed on Mar 18, 2010

    The power of the gospel

    Romans 1:7-17 John Shearhart March 14, 2010 Introduction Tonight we’ll continue through our verse-by-verse study through the book of Romans. So far we’ve learned that the letter is from the Apostle Paul who considers himself a slave of God’s with the purpose of preaching the more

  • 5. Romans 2:1-16

    Contributed on Apr 17, 2010
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    God’s judgment on the religious man

    Romans 2:1-16 John Shearhart April 18, 2010 Introduction Tonight we’re going to continue through our study in the book of Romans. Last time we finished the first chapter as we saw God’s judgment against the wicked Gentiles who knew of God yet suppressed their knowledge of Him. If you remember more

  • 6. Romans 2:17-24

    Contributed on Apr 22, 2010
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    God's judgment on the religious man

    Romans 2:17-24 John Shearhart April 25, 2010 Introduction A rather pompous-looking deacon was endeavoring to impress upon a class of boys the importance of living the Christian life. "Why do people call me a Christian?" the man asked. After a moment's pause, one youngster said, "Maybe it's more

  • 7. Romans 2:25-3:8

    Contributed on May 2, 2010
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    God’s judgment on the religious man

    Romans 2:25-3:8 John Shearhart May 2, 2010 Introduction We’ve been studying through the book of Romans, and tonight we’re going to finish chapter two and start chapter three. Paul has already blasted the Gentiles by saying that they’ve knowingly rejected God and that they’ve fully embraced more

  • 8. Romans 3:9-20

    Contributed on May 13, 2010
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    God’s judgment on all men

    Romans 3:9-20 John Shearhart May 16, 2010 Introduction Tonight we continue through the book of Romans. So far we’ve seen God’s judgment on the pagan man, and for three weeks we’ve looked at His judgment on the religious man. I suppose spending four weeks is appropriate for an American more

  • 9. Romans 3:21-26

    Contributed on Jun 4, 2010
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    God’s righteousness manifested through His wrath

    Romans 3:21-26 John Shearhart June 6, 2010 Introduction The more I study Scripture, the more I realize the certainty of one particular truth: everything God does is for the demonstration of His own glory. In the first 2½ chapters of Romans we’ve read about God’s judgment on pagan Gentiles more

  • 10. Romans 3:27-4:25

    Contributed on Jun 24, 2010
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    Abraham justified by faith

    Romans 3:27-4:25 John Shearhart June 27, 2010 Introduction Tonight we’re back in the book of Romans at the end of the third chapter. Paul has established that all men are equally under sin and that “no flesh will be justified in God’s sight" (Rom. 3:20). The pagan Gentiles were easy more

  • 11. Romans 5:1-11

    Contributed on Jul 16, 2010
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    Romans 5:1-11 John Shearhart July 11, 2010 Introduction We’ve been studying through the book of Romans, and it’s been a little tough on us. The first three chapters take a pretty dim view of human nature, and rightly so. Not one of us is righteous because we’re all guilty of more

  • 12. Romans 5:12-21

    Contributed on Jul 22, 2010
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    Death through Adam, life through Christ

    Romans 5:12-21 John Shearhart July 25, 2010 Introduction We’ve spent a lot of time talking about righteousness and sin. As far as man is concerned there’s not even a hope of righteousness from within because “THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE.” It’s not just more

  • 13. Romans 6:1-14

    Contributed on Jul 29, 2010
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    Dead to sin, alive in Christ

    Romans 6:1-14 John Shearhart August 1, 2010 Introduction I heard a story about a man caught rolling through a stop sign. He complained to the officer who stopped him that he had at least slowed down. When he heard this, the officer commanded the man out of his vehicle and began beating him more

  • 14. Romans 6:15-23

    Contributed on Aug 5, 2010
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    Dead to sin, slaves to righteousness

    Romans 6:15-23 John Shearhart August 8, 2010 Introduction What do you think would happen if I told my wife that I want to stay married, but I also want the freedom to date other women on occasion? It probably wouldn’t go over very well, would it? Or what if you told your boss that you’d more

  • 15. Romans 7:1-6

    Contributed on Aug 12, 2010
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    Dead to law=dead to sin

    Romans 7:1-6 John Shearhart August 15, 2010 Introduction When I was a boy there lived a man in our neighborhood who loved to keep his lawn. He loved it so much that he put a sign by the sidewalk: “KEEP OFF THE GRASS.” That sign might as well have said “KEEP OFF THE SIDEWALK” because I don’t more

  • 16. Romans 7:7-25

    Contributed on Sep 16, 2010

    The Law is holy

    Romans 7:7-25 John Shearhart September 19, 2010 One of the hot political topics of our day is gun control. There are those who say that easy access to guns creates violence, and then there are those who say the exact opposite, that guns actually prevent violence. But whether you favor or more

  • 17. Romans 8:1-17

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2010
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    Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

    Romans 8:1-17 John Shearhart September 26, 2010 It’s been said that if the Bible is a ring, then the book of Romans is its precious stone and that chapter 8 is the sparkling point of the jewel. The first several chapters take a dim view of man and describe him as wicked and worthless more

  • 18. Romans 8:18-27

    Contributed on Oct 7, 2010
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    Three groanings

    Romans 8:18-27 John Shearhart October 10, 2010 We’re back in the book of Romans eight. Last time we read that there’s no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus because we’ve been set free from the law of sin and death; our sin debt has been paid! We finished up more

  • 19. Romans 8:28-30

    Contributed on Oct 16, 2010
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    Our suffering is because God has predestined us to be conformed to the image of Christ...

    Romans 8:28-30 John Shearhart October 17, 2010 Every single person on earth has fallen completely short of God’s glory: the Gentiles deserve His wrath since they deliberately suppressed the knowledge of God and exchanged His glory for idols. Jews also deserve wrath because they have received more

  • 20. Romans 8:31-39

    Contributed on Nov 4, 2010
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    God is sovereign

    Romans 8:31-39 John Shearhart November 7, 2010 I remember once when I heard someone ask, “So, if you fell off a cliff and said a curse word on the way down, would you go to heaven or hell?” Many of us believe in the eternal security of the believer (once-saved-always-saved), but more

  • 21. Romans 9:1-13

    Contributed on Nov 10, 2010
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    God’s sovereignty in salvation and reprobation

    Romans 9:1-13 John Shearhart November 14, 2010 I need to start tonight’s message with an apology. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into when I first decided to preach through Romans, and if I had, I may not have preached it. The first seven chapters were all easy enough to accept more

  • 22. Romans 9:14-33

    Contributed on Nov 17, 2010
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    The sovereignty of God in reprobation

    Romans 9:14-33 John Shearhart November 21, 2010 Can you imagine what it must have been like when it was first discovered that the earth is round? Imagine all the chaos and surprise! Or how about when they found that the earth revolves around the sun? Everything people had always believed was more

  • 23. Romans 10:1-21

    Contributed on Nov 24, 2010
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    Faith and Knowledge

    Romans 10:1-21 John Shearhart November 28, 2010 Romans is a tough book, is it not? Last week we compared some of its teachings to the discovery that the world is actually round instead of flat. What a surprise it must have been! Learning about the sovereignty of God has challenged and more

  • 24. Romans 11:1-10

    Contributed on Dec 4, 2010

    Not all Israel is Israel

    Romans 11:1-10 John Shearhart December 5, 2010 Not too long ago Jenny said to me, “I’m bursting today, so I won’t get to color.” At least that’s what I heard. What she actually said was, “It’s your mom’s birthday, so don’t forget to call her.” It’s very important in communication to more

  • 25. Romans 11:11-36

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2010
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    God’s faithfulness

    Romans 11:11-36 John Shearhart December 12, 2010 The book of Romans has leveled anyone’s hopes of self-righteousness. The Gentiles have suppressed the knowledge of God, and the Jews have rejected Him by trying to be righteous on their own. The whole world is guilty before Him, and no mouth more

  • 26. Romans 12:1-8

    Contributed on Dec 15, 2010

    One with each other and Christ

    Romans 12:1-8 John Shearhart December 19, 2010 If there’s one thing we can take away from the first 11 chapters of Romans it’s that God has done it all. We were totally unable to rescue ourselves because we were steeped in sin which we loved (1-3). But God in His everlasting love predestined more

  • 27. Romans 12:9-21

    Contributed on Jan 5, 2011
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    Our love because of God’s mercy

    Romans 12:9-21 John Shearhart January 16, 2011 In the book of Romans we’ve seen the great mercy of God towards us. Even though we’ve hated Him and turned away, even though we’ve become useless, He has loved us and set us free from sin and paid our debt so that we might live with Him. Now more

  • 28. Romans 13:1-7

    Contributed on Jan 19, 2011
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    Obey the authorities

    Romans 13:1-7 John Shearhart January 23, 2011 We’re working our way through Romans, and we’ve seen the greatness of God’s grace—He’s given us every blessing under heaven, and it’s a logical response for us to offer ourselves as living sacrifices to Him. But more

  • 29. Romans 13:8-14

    Contributed on Feb 2, 2011
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    Love your neighbor

    Romans 13:8-14 John Shearhart February 6, 2011 We’re studying through the book of Romans and we’ve seen the measure of God’s grace towards us. We deserved nothing but punishment. We didn’t seek Him, we didn’t love Him, we didn’t understand Him, but He loved more

  • 30. Romans 14:1-23

    Contributed on Feb 17, 2011

    Christian love

    Romans 14:1-23 John Shearhart February 20, 2011 We come to chapter 14 in our study of Romans. Everything in the first 11 chapters showed us how and why we’ve received salvation, and everything from chapter 12 on has shown us how we’re to respond to it. We offer our bodies as more