"letter" Tagged Sermons

2 Corinthians 1:12-2:4

Continuing our opening message in the letter of 2nd Corinthians, we find that reading this letter, like many of the New Testament letters, is like listening to one side of a phone conversation. What we hear in the conversation is a response to what the person on the other line said, and we try to…

Romans 16:17-27

We are excited to finally put the final touches on the Romans masterpiece!  What a great book and amazing study it has been! Like so many good preachers, Paul is struggling to close his sermon/letter. Just when it seems he has concluded, he opens up a new topic entirely!  Maybe it came to his mind,…

Romans 8:1-11

We are now entering Romans 8, which is just a continuation of what the apostle Paul has been discussing in Chapter 7: we are in the “Power Plant” — where we discover the power source for living the Christian life! We know it is in not in our own power to live a life pleasing…

Romans 7:7-25

This next section in Romans chapter 7 is for every Christian that feels liken they are failing to be a “good Christian”. Is your experience unique? Is there something wrong with you? You are coming to church and learning about God and agreeing with truth and trying really hard to do better. But you just…

Romans 6:15-23

Have you ever felt like your life is out of control? Have you ever felt the frustration of doing something even though you really don’t want to do it? As we step into the second half of Romans chapter 6, Paul deals with control issues. You will no doubt determine to control yourself in the…

Romans 6:1-14

Leaving the courtroom, we are now entering the “power plant” at the beginning of Romans chapter six. Paul starts by answering a question that might immediately surface after we learn God’s grace overflows where sin abounds: well then, why not sin so that grace might “super-abound!?” But, the truth is that we are in a…

Romans 5:12-21

The second half of Romans chapter five could be summed up as “Two men in a one act play.” Paul uses the picture of “two Adams”; a first Adam, the Adam in the garden, bringing original sin into humanity, and then the “second Adam”–Jesus Christ–who provides a remedy for this sin. Listen in as Pastor…

Romans 5:1-11

Starting chapter five of Romans, Paul has laid out the “case for faith”–that we are justified by faith alone in Jesus Christ, and because of that, he now lays out the beautiful story of grace in this first section of chapter five. Listen in as Pastor Steve unpacks this powerful and important section of scripture!

Romans 4:1-12

Our youth pastor, Dave Blaha, continues our study in Romans this week. In this first section of chapter four, Paul lays out a powerful argument for salvation through faith alone using both the super-patriarch Abraham as well as King David. These arguments were necessary to help the Jews see that faith and righteousness were “accounted”…

Romans 3:21-31

The first three chapters of Romans have led us to this crescendo–there is no one righteous before God: not the religious person, not the atheist; no one! The reason Paul led us to that point is to reveal the beauty of the gospel: it is by faith in Jesus we are rescued from this divide…