Sermon Series
  • 1. The Passion For The Gospel

    Contributed on May 31, 2021
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    We see Paul's concern for the saints in Rome whom he has not met, his compassion for the lost, and his conviction in the efficacy of the Gospel.

    We had a good start to the book of Romans, with the message of the Gospel succinctly expressed. • Having introduced himself, Paul gave us concise statements of the Gospel of God. • The good news has to do with Jesus Christ, the descendant of David by birth and declared the Son of God by His more

  • 2. The Depravity Of Man

    Contributed on Jun 6, 2021

    Men suppress the truth about God and lost their only true bearings in life, become futile in their thinking and darkened in their hearts. The result is ungodliness and unrighteousness.

    Why do we need the Gospel? Why do we need Jesus to save us? What’s wrong with us? Why the need to be rescued in the first place? • These are important questions because unless we understand our plight, we will not appreciate the Gospel. It won’t be good news to us. • Jesus: "It is not the more

  • 3. Shall Not The Judge Of All The Earth Do Right

    Contributed on Jul 4, 2021

    Paul went into this question and answer section to debunk the wrong thoughts of the Jews, affirming the value of the covenant, God's faithfulness to His promises, and His righteous judgment for all people.

    The truth of the Gospel is that all men have sinned and come under the wrath of God. • Everyone will be judged by the same measure, for God does not show favouritism (2:11). Both the Jews and the Greeks will be judged for their sin. • Paul took extra efforts to draw attention to the Jews because more

  • 4. The Gospel

    Contributed on Jul 18, 2021

    Man can be declared righteous because an atoning sacrifice has been made on his behalf, satisfying the wrath of God, when he believes in Christ and accept the gift of salvation from God and is forgiven of his sin and made right with God.

    Today I am going to preach the Gospel, the “good news”, a message that the world desperately needs to hear. • All humanity, whether knowingly or unknowingly, has turned from God and now faces the wrath of God for their sin. • Paul has written at length to affirm this. He left no doubt that all more

  • 5. Believe God

    Contributed on Jul 29, 2021

    Faith in God is critical for our salvation and also for our walk with God. Learn from Abraham and put our faith in God's Word, His wisdom, and glorify God. Faith faces the facts with an unwavering trust in God.

    Is faith in God important? Does our faith in Jesus Christ matter? Paul has been stressing to his readers that we are all justified by faith in Jesus Christ, our only way of salvation. • This was not a new, novel idea that he came up with. It was God’s plan for all men. • Paul highlighted in more

  • 6. Reign In Life Through Christ

    Contributed on Aug 14, 2021

    Christ reversed the effects of Adam's sin and brought us abundant grace and blessings. Death reign in Adam and righteousness and life reign through Christ.

    Paul started Romans telling us of the depravity of man and the wrath of God against sinful mankind. • This is the true state of man, whether Jews or Greeks, religious or non-religious, those with or without the Law. In chapter 3 Paul declares the good news that God has provided sinners with the more

  • 7. The Battle Within

    Contributed on Sep 18, 2021

    Paul shared the reality of his struggle with sin to prepare his readers for Romans 8, the work of the indwelling Holy Spirit in our lives. It will not be our ability or willpower that enables us to obey God.

    Paul affirms in the previous section that the Law is not useless. It is not sinful or bad. • No doubt the Law can only point out our weakness and makes us conscious of our sin; it is powerless to save us but it is not useless. • It shows us the will of God, the righteous standards of God for our more

  • 8. Life In The Spirit

    Contributed on Oct 2, 2021

    As Christians, we recognize the presence, the works, and the witness of the Spirit.

    Romans 8:12-17 - Life in the Spirit When we come to know Christ, the Holy Spirit comes and dwells within us. • What does that mean for us? Is our life going to be different? What is the role of the Holy Spirit in my life? • These are important questions. We know God the Father, more

  • 9. Our Security Is In God

    Contributed on Oct 17, 2021

    On this path of sanctification, we will experience sufferings and hardships, but we can trust in God's providence, His divine purpose and His protection over us. We will grow into the likeness of Christ and finish the race in victory.

    We’ve come to what many considered the most beautiful and encouraging part of the book of Romans. As Christians who know God, do we feel safe and secure in life? • Now that we are children of God, with the indwelling Holy Spirit in us and the glorious hope before us, do we feel secure? Are we more

  • 10. Recipients Of God's Mercy

    Contributed on Oct 29, 2021

    To accept God's purpose in election, we need to understand the sovereignty of God, His nature and His will for our salvation.

    In Romans 9-11 Paul took the opportunity to address the thorny question of the Jews and their rejection of the gospel. • He expresses his heart for the Jewish people. He hopes they will understand the salvation of God and be saved, and yet knowing that many would reject the Messiah. This does not more

  • 11. Knowing Who We Are In Christ

    Contributed on Sep 5, 2021

    We need to know who we are in Christ, that we belong to Christ and we can bear fruit for God. This is our identity in Christ.

    Paul did a remarkable job highlighting to us the true condition of man, not just before we know Christ but also after we know Christ, which is very important. Do you know where you stand before God? Do you know who you are in Christ? Do you know your identity in Christ? Do you know how God more

  • 12. The Only Way To Salvation

    Contributed on Nov 7, 2021

    Paul urges the Jewish legalists to believe the Gospel, highlighting their errors in having a zeal for God but without knowledge of the truth, trusting in their own righteousness and making excuses not to trust Christ for righteousness. Salvation is available to all who believes.

    Paul discusses the problem of Jewish unbelief from Romans 9-11. • He started off in chapter 9 telling us of God’s sovereignty and His purpose in election. • God has not failed when He chose Israel to serve His purpose in salvation, even though many would reject Christ. He would save a more

  • 13. Chosen By Grace

    Contributed on Nov 21, 2021

    Paul gave 3 examples to show that God has not rejected Israel - his conversion, Elijah's experience and the remnant who believes. God hardens the hearts of unbelievers because they have chosen to harden their own hearts.

    Romans 11:1-10 Chosen By Grace When a relationship breaks up, we have questions. Questions like: What’s the problem? Who caused it? How did it happen? • These are the questions Paul has been addressing in Rom 9-11 regarding Israel’s relationship with God, their unbelief and rejection of the more

  • 14. The Mercy Of God

    Contributed on Dec 4, 2021

    God has shown mercy to both Jews and Gentiles. Despite Israel's failure, He will yet restore her again at the end times.

    Today we have come to the end of chapter 11 and also the end of the whole section of Rom 9-11 addressing the issue of the Jewish unbelief. • Today’s passage is a continuation of last week’s section covered by Michael. • Let’s recap Paul’s sequence of thought before we read the text. (1) Israel’s more

  • 15. Living Under Authority

    Contributed on Jan 2, 2022

    We see the governing mandate, its mission and its means. Human authorities are used by God to achieve His sovereign purposes. We submit to Him and live as good citizens.

    I am not sure if you noticed this, we are always living under some kind of authority in life. • As children, we live under the authority of our parents. In schools, our teachers. At work, our superiors. In church, pastors and leaders. As citizens, our government. • None of these authorities is more

  • 16. Living With The End In Mind

    Contributed on Jan 16, 2022

    Paul brought in the dimension of time and urges the believers to "wake up, clean up, and dress up" in the light of the nearness of Jesus' return. Let us live with this end in mind and watch what we leave behind.

    Paul has been addressing the conduct of Christians since the start of Rom 12. • It is the life of those who have believed the Gospel that he laid out in Rom 1-11. • The right belief will lead to the right conduct. As followers of Christ living in a paganistic society like Rome, the readers’ more

  • 17. Caring For The Weak

    Contributed on Jan 30, 2022

    Refrain from becoming a stumbling block to the weak in faith and be stepping stones of faith for one another.

    Paul has been talking about love since chapter 12. • Our salvation in Christ leads to our love for God and one another, for our neighbours as well as for our enemies, those who are against us. • Paul touches on the various aspects of loving others and putting them down in practical terms. To read more

  • 18. Our Great Example

    Contributed on Feb 7, 2022

    Paul directs our focus to the example Christ set for us, the endurance and encouragement that God gives us, the beauty of our diversity and the purpose of God in our unity.

    Paul has been talking about caring for the weaker brother in the faith, urging the strong to act responsibly and flaunt their freedom and become a stumbling block to the weak. • The strong ought to walk in love and that means laying down their rights for the good of the weak. • The benefit of more

  • 19. Caring For The Family

    Contributed on Feb 21, 2022

    We see Paul's care and concern for the family of God, his deep concern for the believers and his counsel for them to hold fast to the truth of God.

    We have finally reached the last chapter in our Sermon Series on the book of Romans. We started it on 23 May 2021 and it has taken us 9 months. • By now I hope we have a clearer understanding of Romans, the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the salvation that God has provided for us. Let’s turn to more