Contributed on Sep 23, 2006
If we want to be "radical" believers we must return to our roots in the Book of Romans.
Making Peace With God Romans 5:1-2 Rev. Brian Bill 9/24/06 Our world is whacked out and the lack of peace is pervasive. First we hear that spinach is no longer safe and then the Pope got in trouble with some Muslims for quoting an old emperor, inflaming the Islamic world. The leaders of ...read more
Contributed on Sep 29, 2006
If we want to grow we must enroll in God’s core curriculum of rejoicing, perseverance, character and Holy Spirit Hope.
Finding Joy in the Junk of Life Romans 5:3-5 Rev. Brian Bill 10/1/06 Have you ever noticed how often the Bible is misquoted in everyday conversations? • “Cleanliness is next to godliness.” Sorry, moms, but this verse is not in the Bible. • “God helps those who help themselves.” That ...read more
Contributed on Oct 7, 2006
God loves weak, wicked and wayward people just like you...and just like me.
God’s Timing is Perfect Romans 5:6-8 Rev. Brian Bill 10/8/06 I love the honest answers kids give when they’re asked questions. Listen to these responses to the topic of love. When asked why love happens between two people… • “One of the people has freckles and so he finds somebody else ...read more
Contributed on Oct 15, 2006
If God has done the most, will He not do the least? If He’s done the best, will He not do the rest?
The Results of Reconciliation Romans 5:9-11 Rev. Brian Bill 10/15/06 A teenager received his driver’s permit and asked his dad about using the family car. His father sat him down and said, “I’ll make a deal with you. You bring your grades up from a C to a B average, study your Bible more, ...read more
Contributed on Oct 22, 2006
Christ reverses the ruin of Adam.
Christ Delivers from Adam’s Death Romans 5:12-19 Rev. Brian Bill 10/22/06 We’re going to begin a bit differently today. I’d like you to turn to the person next to you and first introduce yourself if you don’t already know each other and then share your answer to this question: “Other than ...read more
Contributed on Oct 28, 2006
Reformation Sunday sermon -- you have a choice between performance-based religion or a pardon-based relationship.
The Greatness of God’s Grace Romans 5:20-21 Rev. Brian Bill 10/29/06 Note: I used the sermon by Ray Pritchard called, “Martin Luther’s Highway to Heaven” for background information for this opening first-person monologue: www.keepbelieving.com. Good morning. My name is Marty. I’d like to ...read more