Sermons on Romans
How do I know God is Good?
Life is filled with struggles, trails, and pain. Each of these things by themselves are horrific. You may even question God by saying “Why would you let this terrible thing happen?” In this sermon, we will learn about how the struggles, trials, and pain serve a purpose in our lives and how they turn us back to Him. Sermon Text: Romans 5:1-11 Preacher: Pastor Ben Sadler
We all have hopes. Some of our hopes are wishful thinking. Our kids hope for toys and technology. We hope to make them happy. We are afraid to hope because we have been disappointed so many times before. Hope has to do with trust and confidence. It is the resting of the human heart on God, with full trust that he will care for us and for our salvation and that he will give us the happiness he has promised.…
God’s Call to Citizens
In a “cancel culture” society, you may find it difficult to honor and respect elected officials with different values and beliefs than your own. In His Word, God reminds us that He is the one who places people in positions of authority to fulfill His purpose. God has given us the gift of government, and so he calls us to be godly citizens. Sermon text: Romans 13:1-7
Who Told You … Christians Are Too Judgmental about Sex?
God’s design of sex and marriage might seem oppressive at first, because personal freedom and tolerance are two of the highest values of contemporary culture. And yet, God’s restrictions of sex in a marriage has the goal of human flourishing. Like a train “restricted” to its tracks thrives, so also God restricts sex to marriage so that humans might thrive. The goal of God’s design is faithfulness and commitment between husband and wife and a healthy home for children. In…
Who Told You… God isn’t Loving Because There’s Suffering?
The reality of suffering is one of the most challenging objections to the God of the Bible. But Scripture does not shy away from the subject. Much of Scripture validates pain and guilt. And yet, the Scriptures don’t give an airtight answer to all our suffering. Instead, God tells us a story of a good world that went bad because of human’s free decision. But it also tells us about a God who steps into this world of pain and…
Who Told You… Women Shouldn’t Have Equal Rights?
The New Testament was written at a time and place where there was incredible inequality between men and women. And yet, Jesus and his followers went back to the first page of the Bible when God says that he created both genders in his image. The early Christians, like Paul, did what they could to elevate the status of women. For example, we see at the end of Romans how Paul lists many women who showed great leadership and faith…
Who Told You People are Basically Good?
We would like to believe that people are basically good. But if that were true, then why do we lock our cars? Why do we put virus protection on our computers? Why do we put security cameras on our house? We know that it is not just “bad people out there” who are the problem. What about the battle against evil that rages in our own hearts? We know deep down that we ourselves are not “basically good”. That’s why…
Who Told You All Religions are Basically the Same?
Most religions seem superficially similar. All religions have a form of prayer, types of worship, and a way of life. And yet, if you scratch below the surface, you will find that Christianity is fundamentally different from all other religions. Most religions give their followers a type of ladder, a system of rules to live by to “climb up to God”. But Christianity presents a story about God working through his people in order that He might come down to…
Who Told You… Science Disproves God?
Science is about discovering how and why things work. Biology can teach you why blood clots, Chemistry explains why certain ingredients make a cake rise, and so on. These principles are not contrary to what Jesus commands us to do when he tells us to practice science and observe the natural world. The problem is that some people believe science disproves a need for a Creator. However, just because we might know scientifically how something works doesn’t disprove the Creator…
I Won’t Condemn
As we examine ourselves under the Law, we feel shame. We know nothing we could ever do would allow us to earn our way into Heaven. But through Jesus, God promises to never condemn us or forsake us. Resting in this promise helps take away our guilt and fix our eyes on the miracle and gift of God’s grace. Scriptures: Psalm 32 Sermon Text: Romans 8:1
Generosity in Sacrifice
Jesus sacrificed everything for us. Because of his death and resurrection, we are assured forgiveness of sin and eternity in Heaven. Worship is our opportunity to thank God for His sacrifice for us. God doesn’t need your money, but He wants your heart. We don’t give to God because we feel guilty or because of a mandate; we give to God out of thankfulness and appreciation for all He has done for us. Giving money and time to God is worship. Romans 12:1-2
A Day to Claim the Spirit’s Power (Pentecost)
There is unbelievable power in my baptism. God’s Holy Spirit resides in me enabling me to put off my old sinful nature and to live the new and holy life.