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Sermons on Romans

Sermons on Romans

science, religion, good, women, suffering, sex

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…
science, religion, good, women, suffering, sex

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…
science, religion, good, women, suffering, sex

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…
science, religion, good, women, suffering, sex

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…
science, religion, good, women, suffering, sex

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…
science, religion, good, women, suffering, sex

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
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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
Greatness

Great Promises

When we understand how much God loves us in Christ, then we’ll learn to cling confidently to the truth that in all things God will work for our eternal good until he calls us home to heaven.
Greatness

Great Future

Because of Jesus, even our greatest sufferings are not worth comparing with the future glory that awaits us at the restoration of all things! Romans 8:18-25
Greatness

Great Power

We now have power by God’s Spirit to put to death sin in our lives and live to the glory of God. Romans 8:5-17