August 14, 2022
Paul begins this letter by stating his mission and his calling. The purpose of his life is to share the Gospel as an Apostle of Jesus to the gentiles and call them all to obedience that comes from faith. Obedience doesn’t bring Fatih. Faith produces obedience.
August 7, 2022
This week we will kick off the series by seeking to answer some of the context questions of the letter. Who wrote it, who was it written to, and when was it written? How did the church in Rome begin? We want to make sure that as we study this text we first understand the context. We will talk about Paul's calling to the gentiles, and his connection to the church in Rome.
July 31, 2022
Today we cover one of the most popular stories inside and outside the church. In this message, we discover a picture of the gospel of Jesus, and our place in it. Contrary to what most of us have been taught, we aren’t David in the story, Jesus is. We aren’t the hero, Jesus is. We are the cowardly Israelites in need of a savior to fight an enemy we can’t defeat, sin and death.
July 24, 2022
This story is a story of integrity and faithfulness in the face of overwhelming adversity. In this story, the evil king thinks he is the one who determines outcomes and that he is in control. But Rack, Shack, and Benny know better. The greatest truth of this story is summed up in one line…from verse 17 ”but even if he does not…” God is the one who controls outcomes. We are to be faithful and trust God for the rest.
July 10, 2022
This story is used to decorate children’s rooms and nurseries the world over…but this is far from a children’s story. It is the point in the story of God where He is regretting ever creating man, so He pours out his wrath in the form of water and destroys nearly everything and starts over. This story is a reminder of a couple of truths: 1. God cares deeply about this world…the state it was in grieved him. 2. He is a God of restoration…not simply destruction.