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Grace Leads To Godliness - 2 Peter 1:1-15
I Am Not Ashamed - I Know Whom I Have Believed - 2 Timothy 1:8-12
Last, But Not Least - Romans 16

Last, But Not Least - Romans 16

July 10, 2022

Our collaborative service for Christ strengthens our solidarity in Christ.

 

Paul's Co-laborers
Romans 16:1-16, 21-23

 

Prisca
Romans 16:3-5

 

Mary
Romans 16:6

 

Junia
Romans 16:7

 

Tryphena, Tryphosa, and Persis
Romans 16:12

 

Mother of Rufus
Romans 16:13

 

Julia and Nereus' sister
Romans 16:15

 

Our collaborative service for Christ strengthens our solidarity in Christ.

 

Paul's Caution
Romans 16:17-19

 

Scope them out.

 

Stay away from them.

 

Paul's Confidence
Romans 16:20-21

 

... In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things 
present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our 
Lord. Romans 8:37-39

 

Paul's Conclusion
Romans 16:25-27

 

God strengthens us through the gospel.

 

The gospel centers on Jesus Christ.

 

The gospel is for all nations.

To Spain Or Bust! - Romans 15-14-33

To Spain Or Bust! - Romans 15-14-33

July 3, 2022

Paul's Affirmation
Romans 15:14

 

Paul's Accomplishments
Romans 15:15-19

 

"... to the nations ... and to the distant islands that have not heard of my name or seen my glory. They will proclaim my glory among the nations. And they will bring all your people, from all the nations, to my holy mountain in Jerusalem as an offering to the Lord...." 
Isaiah 66:19-20

 

Paul's Ambition
Romans 15:20-29

 

Paul's Appeal
Romans 15:30-33

 

Be ambitious for the Lord in collaboration with his church.

Christ Our Example - Romans 15:1-13

Christ Our Example - Romans 15:1-13

June 26, 2022

Follow Jesus' example by pleasing your neighbor for God's glory.

 

The Precept
Romans 15:1-2

 

"The stronger ... anyone is in Christ, the more bound he is to bear with the weak."

 

The Pattern
Romans 15:3-4

 

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your 
hearts.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

 

Encouragement + Endurance = Hope

 

The Purpose Romans
15:5-12

 

1. Christ came to confirm the promises of God. 

 

Remember that Christ came as a servant to the Jews to show that God is true to the promises he made to their ancestors.
Romans 15:8 NLT

 

... You are included in the covenant God promised to your ancestors. For God said to Abraham, "Through your offspring all the families on earth will be 
blessed." When God raised up his servant, Jesus, he sent him first to you people of Israel, to bless you by turning each of you back from your sinful 
ways.
Acts 3:25-26 NLT

 

2. Christ came to combine our praise to God. 

 

The Prayer
Romans 15:13

 

Pursue What Makes For Peace - Romans 14:13-23

Pursue What Makes For Peace - Romans 14:13-23

June 19, 2022

Christian liberty is to be governed by love.

1. For the sake of your brother

2. For the sake of Christ's bride

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be 
satisfied." - Jesus Christ (Matthew 5:6)

"I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God's way of making us right 
with himself depends on faith."  - Paul the Apostle (Phil. 3:9-10 NLT)

Let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. Colossians 
3:15 NLT

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Christian liberty is to be governed by love.

3. For the sake of God's blessing

Can’t We All Get Along - Romans 14:1-12

Can’t We All Get Along - Romans 14:1-12

June 12, 2022

Since God welcomes us, we should welcome one another.

 

The Problem

 

The Prescription

 

To the strong: Welcome your weaker brother (v. 1). Do not despise him (vv. 3a, 10b).

 

To the weak: Stop passing judgment (vv. 3b, 4a, 10a)

 

Should a man not lay his hand upon his mouth before he criticizes his brethren? When we pass swift, uninformed, unloving and ungenerous judgments, surely we have forgotten that if we speak evil of them, at the same time we speak evil of the Lord whose name they bear.

 

The Principles

 

1. God welcomes all believers.
Romans 14:3

 

2. The Lord upholds every believer.
Romans 14:4

 

3. The Lord is sovereign over every believer.
Romans 14:5-9

 

"To deny the lordship of Jesus Christ in the life of any believer is to subvert the full work, power, and purpose of His crucifixion and resurrection."

 

4. The Lord alone will judge each believer.
Romans 14:10-12

 

Since God welcomes us, we should welcome one another.

It’s Time To Love - Romans 13:8-14

It’s Time To Love - Romans 13:8-14

June 5, 2022

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
John 13:34-35

 

Love Your Neighbor
Romans 13:8-10

 

"Paul reserves the word 'fulfill' for Christian experience; only Christians, as a result of the work of Christ and through the Spirit, can 'fulfill' the law."
- Douglas J. Moo

 

Look to Yourself
Romans 13:11-14

 

1. Wake up!

 

2. Get dressed.

 

3. Walk properly.

 

Love others today by clothing yourself with Christ.

The Believer’s Subjection To The State - Romans 13:1-7

The Believer’s Subjection To The State - Romans 13:1-7

May 29, 2022

Submit to governing authorities, for they are God's servants for our good.

 

Our Responsibility to Submit to Governing Authorities

 

The Reasons to Submit to Governing Authorities

 

1. They have been established by God.

 

"From his fellow man I will require a reckoning for the life of man. Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image." Genesis 9:6

 

2. They have been empowered to punish.

 

Submit to governing authorities, for they are God's servants for our good.

 

3. Our reluctance/refusal to submit to governing authorities.

Persecution And Christ’s Supernatural Love - Romans 12:14-21

Persecution And Christ’s Supernatural Love - Romans 12:14-21

May 22, 2022

1. (v. 14) The Command: A Call to Divine Love

2. (v.15-18) The Caution: Persecution’s Peculiar Temptations

3. (v. 19-20) The Commitment: Living out This Divine Love

4. (v. 21) The Conquering Principle: Overcoming evil with good

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