26 11, 2018

Romans 15:30 – 16:27

2018-11-26T16:56:24-05:00November 26th, 2018|Romans|Comments Off on Romans 15:30 – 16:27

In our final study in the book of Romans, Paul lists over 35 individuals by name - citing them; commending them; recognizing them - just loving on several individual people there in the Church at Rome. What a fitting and beautiful and telling conclusion, that arguably the most powerful and profitable book [...]

19 11, 2018

Romans 15:17-29

2018-11-19T14:27:16-05:00November 19th, 2018|Romans|Comments Off on Romans 15:17-29

With no cell phone, no GPS, no automobile, not even a bicycle, the Apostle Paul was a one-man wrecking crew in the world of first century missions.  Over the course of three missionary journeys, this man travelled over 10,000 miles and visited over 50 cities, and now here in our text proceeds [...]

13 11, 2018

Romans 15:14-16

2018-11-13T14:44:27-05:00November 13th, 2018|Romans|Comments Off on Romans 15:14-16

With the main body of the epistle behind him, having offered the church at Rome the full force of his admonition, Paul now turns and offers them his heart in what we call the postscript to this remarkable letter. And in this offering, Paul commends this congregation as a strong self-policing body [...]

13 11, 2018

Romans 15:7-13

2018-11-13T14:34:09-05:00November 13th, 2018|Romans|Comments Off on Romans 15:7-13

Next week we begin what we’re calling the “Postscript” to Romans, where Paul offers a few personal remarks and extended greetings, but this week we’re putting a wrap on the substantive part of this remarkable journey we’ve been on here in the book of Romans for the better part of a year [...]

7 11, 2018

Romans 15:1-7

2018-11-01T16:47:51-05:00November 7th, 2018|Romans|Comments Off on Romans 15:1-7

Paul resolves his teaching on Christian unity, by expressing explicitly that the goal of our love and harmony in the Church - it’s ultimate purpose is to make manifest the GLORY of God. And so Paul doesn’t limit his instruction to merely a set of moral platitudes extolling the virtue of right [...]

6 11, 2018

Romans 14:13-23

2018-11-01T16:47:15-05:00November 6th, 2018|Romans|Comments Off on Romans 14:13-23

The Apostle Paul charges strong believers to forego their rightful liberties in Christ where the exercise of such would bring offense to their weaker brothers. In doing so we discover we will win our weaker brothers over, that we might then nurture them unto strength. When strong and weak believers unite in [...]

5 11, 2018

Romans 14:1-12

2018-11-01T16:46:46-05:00November 5th, 2018|Romans|Comments Off on Romans 14:1-12

Paul addresses the matter of how we find UNITY given the multitude of personal convictions and preferences among believers in the body of Christ. And what Paul does for purposes of this remarkably profitable discussion, is he puts all believers in one of 2 camps. The Strong and the Weak. And how [...]

4 11, 2018

Romans 13:8-14

2018-11-01T16:46:06-05:00November 4th, 2018|Romans|Comments Off on Romans 13:8-14

In our final study in Chapter 13, Paul calls us to consider the incredible wealth that is already ours as Children of God, and the unspeakable inheritance that awaits us in glory. In startling imagery Paul calls the Church to AWAKEN from its slumber and consider the days in which we are [...]

3 11, 2018

Romans 13:1-7

2018-11-01T16:44:43-05:00November 3rd, 2018|Romans|Comments Off on Romans 13:1-7

In a hard-hitting Chapter, the Apostle Paul takes up the believer’s relationship to the human governing authorities established by God. Now as beneficial or corrupt or mismanaged as any system of human government is, God has established these temporary systems of authority in order to prop up this fallen humanity bent on [...]