Sermons on Romans
The hymn Christ-Hymn of Philippians 2 is masterfully honoring the humanity and deity of Christ. Paul paints Jesus at the highest peak of honor, placing his name above all creation; and shows this from the vantage point of the lowest points of humanity; emptied, humble and obedient.
One of the most powerful pieces of the Christmas story is the phrase “God with us.” This is an amazing thought! Though humanity first hid from God’s presence He continues to draw nearer and nearer to his people. The story of God coming to be with us is powerful. Living in God’s presence is where we find true fulfillment and joy.
Acts 8:26-28Acts 8:29-31Acts 8:32-35Isaiah 53:1-12Romans 8:18-25Acts 8:36-40Acts 8:6-25
John 14:1-3Romans 8:18-25Colossians 3:1-4 Heaven gives us perspective about any troubles we may face today Heaven helps us think correctly about our time and possessions Heaven helps us to have our focus in the right place
James 1:1-4 Romans 5:3-5 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 Romans 8:28-29 James 1:5
Matthew 6:7-9 Romans 8:15-16 Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
2 Peter 1:3Romans 12:2Acts 2:37-47
How can we be free yet slaves at the same time? Before Christ, we are slaves to sin. Through Christ, we have been set free from sin but in so doing, we have become. slaves to God. We have to make a choice who we will be slaves to: sin or God.
What do you do with your weaknesses? We all have areas of our lives that are not as strong as we would like them to be. God uses our areas of weakness to show his strength.
How can one be sorrowful yet also be rejoicing? The key is knowing that though life is hard and painful, God is good and we are able to rejoice in Him. “Joy is the serious business of heaven.” C.S. Lewis
John 3:16-171 John 2:15-17John 17:14-18Romans 12:2James 1:27Matthew 5:13-16
Joshua 1:1-9 Why Joshua should be strong and courageous:1. God’s promise2. Spiritual practices3. God’s Presence Numbers 13:16Romans 8:31-39