Sermons on Romans

The Relentless Love of Christ

Romans 8 concludes with a celebration of triumph for the enduring love of God for His people. The amazing promise of 8:28 is followed by rich evidences of God’s love. We discover that He loved you from eternity past (8:29-30). He loves you in the present moment, especially when the voices of condemnation and unworthiness…

Life in the Spirit

Romans 7 is a description of great inward struggle. Paul has a new identity in Christ but finds his flesh is uncooperative. We concluded last week this conflict is normal and is actually a sign of spiritual health. Romans 8 is the antidote to the battle in Romans 7. Paul teaches that life in the…

The Fight

Romans 6 describes our true position in Christ. We have a new nature and new identity as children of God. Sin is no longer our slave master. We have a new master, Jesus Christ. But sin still plagues us because we are subject to old habit patterns and the cry of our flesh that will…

Dead and Alive

Romans 1-5 describe what God has done for us through the death of Jesus Christ. Romans 6-8 describe what God is doing in us through our union with Christ and work of the Holy Spirit. Chapter 6 stresses an intimate identity with Christ and answers a misconception people could have about salvation. If grace abounds…

Peace with God and More

Romans 5 builds off of chapter 4 where Paul uses Abraham and David as great examples of justification by faith. But justification is not simply a theological or theoretical belief. When we embrace justification by faith we begin to experience tremendous, life- altering truths that shape the contours of our daily lives. We explore the…

Convinced God Was Able

Paul now takes the theological truths he has expounded in Romans 1-3 and personalizes his teaching on justification by faith. He focuses on two of the greatest people in the Old Testament, Abraham, the father of the nation and David, Israel’s greatest king. He demonstrates through these patriarchs that people have never been accepted by…

Silence

The law was never a means of salvation for Israel. It was always meant to humble the people and make them understand they needed to be forgiven by God’s grace. The law is like a mirror that shows us the depth of our sin. We will examine several of the Ten Commandments to demonstrate exactly…

No Not One

Paul now summarizes everything he has been teaching in Romans 1:18-3:8. He uses a series of quotes from the Old Testament to establish the universal and comprehensive sinfulness of mankind. He covers three main focus points; Character, Conversation and Conduct. But for some his description looks like an exaggeration because it appears true that many…