April 30, 2023
Should we submit to God or Government? And the answer is yes. In a country that is divided most deeply by political ideology, the idea of submitting to government is an inflammatory one. Paul invites us to see the government, not as an enemy of God but as a weapon of God. And he tells us that living in rebellion to the governing authorities is almost always living in rebellion to God.
April 23, 2023
What does loving people look like? In this section, Paul rattles off many practical implications of loving people. From honoring others to showing hospitality to feeding your enemies. In a world where everyone is looking out for themselves, one of the greatest acts of gospel proclamation is loving others more than ourselves.
April 16, 2023
What do we do now that we have come to faith in Christ? Starting in Romans 12, Paul begins to give us application for the gospel in our lives. And it starts with worship, not simply singing, but offering our whole body to Him and joining our body to His body; the church.
March 26, 2023
When it comes to the family of God, there is only one family tree. And in this family tree, some branches that were once a part have been cut off. Other branches were not original but have been grafted in. Paul has some good news and bad news: those who have been cut off can be grafted in again, and those who have been grafted in can be cut off again.
March 19, 2023
As a God follower, there will likely be times when you feel all alone. When it seems as if you are the only one who is still trying to be faithful. The reality, however, is that there has always been and always will be a remnant chosen by grace. We can rest assured that as followers of Jesus, we are never alone.
March 12, 2023
No one comes to faith in Jesus without hearing the gospel of Jesus. No one can believe the good news that they haven’t heard. And we have been tasked with making sure those around us hear it. But we can’t make people respond in faith. As Paul teaches in this text, there will be some who hear it and reject it. But our job is still the same: Preach the word!
March 5, 2023
Who gets an invitation into the kingdom of God? ANYone and EVERYone! The gospel isn’t just good news for the few. It is an invitation for all to call on the name of the Lord. The question this text has for us is, have you responded to the good news of Jesus?
February 26, 2023
Some teach that it doesn’t matter what you believe or what faith you practice as long as you are sincere, but Paul teaches otherwise. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life, and no one comes to the Father except through me." There is no way of salvation outside of Jesus, no matter how zealous for God you are.