May 14, 2023
The Power of God’s Love (Romans 8:31-39)
We often think of a mother's love as one of the most powerful forces. In one of the most familiar passages in the book of Romans, Paul reminds us that there is nothing on earth, heaven, or all the universe that can separate us from God's love. We each need this assurance each day and especially when life gets hard.
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  • May 14, 2023The Power of God’s Love (Romans 8:31-39)
    May 14, 2023
    The Power of God’s Love (Romans 8:31-39)
    We often think of a mother's love as one of the most powerful forces. In one of the most familiar passages in the book of Romans, Paul reminds us that there is nothing on earth, heaven, or all the universe that can separate us from God's love. We each need this assurance each day and especially when life gets hard.
  • May 7, 2023The Best Is Yet To Come (Romans 8:18-30)
    May 7, 2023
    The Best Is Yet To Come (Romans 8:18-30)
    When we look at our world strictly from a human perspective it is very easy to lose hope. Even the human interest stories that seem to wrap up the evening news, make us feel good for a moment but don't make a permanent difference in our mixed-up world. However, in the constant abiding presence of our God, we are assured that He has a plan that works in spite of all we wrestle with. God's goal is that we each be conformed to the likeness of Jesus.
  • Apr 30, 2023New and Improved (Romans 8:1-17)
    Apr 30, 2023
    New and Improved (Romans 8:1-17)
    The Apostle Paul leads us from the struggles with sin to the amazing fact that in Christ we are forgiven and no longer condemned. In this new and improved reality we have all we need through the power of the Holy Spirit to be better; to be transformed. But we discover that we still need to cooperate with the Holy Spirit by tapping into the power He provides to overcome our human nature that is always there.
  • Apr 23, 2023“The Great Struggle” (Romans 7:7-25)
    Apr 23, 2023
    “The Great Struggle” (Romans 7:7-25)
    Paul reveals to his readers and to us that he understands how we each struggle to do what is right and we each feel guilty when we seem to wrestle with temptation. Sometimes we do give in and fail. How do we manage the battle in our hearts to be obedient to Christ? How do we reconcile our own failures?
  • Apr 16, 2023Extreme Spiritual Makeover (part 2 Romans 6:15-7:6)
    Apr 16, 2023
    Extreme Spiritual Makeover (part 2 Romans 6:15-7:6)
    Paul uses imagery to reveal to his readers the freedom we have in Christ. We are free from the slave market of sin and free from the law and able to belong to Jesus. Sometimes we become complacent and think we can simply live life on our own terms and fix things with God later. This passage reminds us that we have amazing freedom to be all that God wants us to be in Jesus Christ.
  • Apr 9, 2023Do You Believe This? (John 11)
    Apr 9, 2023
    Do You Believe This? (John 11)
    What you and I believe about Jesus and resurrection is vital to our faith. Jesus makes a powerful statement in John 11:26. He claims exclusivity. He is the resurrection and he is the life. Do you believe this? In this passage we will see power under control, and a willingness to step into the mess of our lives. That is our Jesus. Do you believe him?
  • Apr 2, 2023One Week, Three People, Three Lessons
    Apr 2, 2023
    One Week, Three People, Three Lessons
    Series: Palm Sunday
    Jesus has unique encounters with many during his last week before crucifixion. In this sermon we will look at three people in Luke's gospel. The widow, Barabbas, and the thief on the cross next to Jesus. From these three people we will discover lessons of faith and grace and mercy. We will be reminded that we serve a God who has not treated us our sins deserved.
  • Mar 26, 2023Extreme Spiritual Makeover (Part 1 – Romans 6:1-14)
    Mar 26, 2023
    Extreme Spiritual Makeover (Part 1 – Romans 6:1-14)
    There is a misconception that since God is a God of grace it is ok to sin because God loves to forgive. The truth is that God's grace should be a motivating factor for each person that follows Jesus to change their lives. God is obviously not excited about our choosing sin, but he is excited about our desire to learn to be like Jesus. It takes a spiritual makeover to begin the journey of being like Jesus.
  • Mar 19, 2023A Tale of Two Men (Romans 5:12-21)
    Mar 19, 2023
    A Tale of Two Men (Romans 5:12-21)
    Paul takes his readers through a compare and contrast scenario. He looks back at Genesis 3 and reveals that in Adam we were all subject to the ravages of sin that mars and destroys everything, and leads to death. But in contrast to Adam is Christ whose righteous act of dying on the cross has opened the door for all to receive God's grace and be declared righteous in God's sight.
  • Mar 12, 2023True Peace (Romans 5:1-11)
    Mar 12, 2023
    True Peace (Romans 5:1-11)
    We all have different ideas when we think of the concept of peace. Often it accompanies the ideas of contentment or having all our material and relational needs met. In this passage, Paul outlines what it means to have peace with God. As we examine this passage may we each desire to have peace with God. We will discover it is the foundation of a purposeful daily life.
  • Mar 5, 2023No Earning Power (Romans 4:9-25)
    Mar 5, 2023
    No Earning Power (Romans 4:9-25)
    Bridging the gap between Jew and Gentile, the Apostle Paul shows us that we cannot somehow earn our way into God's favor. He uses Abraham as his example who was put in an impossible situation and saw God come through in ways he could not have imagined. We have no earning power with God. We only have our faith.
  • Feb 26, 2023Trust In The Lord (Proverbs 3:5-6)
    Feb 26, 2023
    Trust In The Lord (Proverbs 3:5-6)
    Series: Other Voices
    Proverbs 3:5-6 are some of the most widely known verses in the Christian world, but it is possible, that in its familiarity we’ve misunderstood the difference between trust as belief and trust as faith. This sermon explores a biblical approach to trusting God with an eternal perspective in a complicated world.
  • Feb 19, 2023The Power of Siimple Belief (Romans 3:27-4:8)
    Feb 19, 2023
    The Power of Siimple Belief (Romans 3:27-4:8)
    When God levels the playing field no one has the greater advantage. God is the God of all. He is not a God who plays favorites. We are introduced to the fact that the path to a relationship with God is found in believing God as he has revealed himself to us. There is power in simple belief.
  • Feb 12, 2023Only One Place To Turn (Romans 3.9-26)
    Feb 12, 2023
    Only One Place To Turn (Romans 3.9-26)
    Paul reveals to his friends in Rome that in and of ourselves all of us, regardless of our heritage, backgound, good deeds, or religious rituals are not enough to earn God's righteousness. So God makes it possible for us.
  • Feb 5, 2023The Folly of Being Religious
    Feb 5, 2023
    The Folly of Being Religious
    In this section, Paul continues his critique of the Jewish believers; the "spiritually privileged." He reveals to them, and to us, the fact that religious knowledge, rituals, and practices are empty if they are not turning our hearts to Christ. If my behaviors are not the result of deep heart change, then they are just empty actions.