We’re going to see [in 1:18-3:20] that the sheer depravity of mankind is pervasive and sits exposed by and condemned under the righteous wrath of God. You need to walk away today aware or reminded that you CANNOT fully understand or truly appreciate/celebrate the good news of the Gospel without the enduring message of the first section of Romans.
When we think too little or too lightly of our sin and God’s wrath, we will think too little of the cross. We will think too little of Jesus and His gospel. Our affections will be numb. The context of the in breaking of God’s grace is everything. Like Dunkirk without a miracle…With no great plight, there is NO great rescue.
Our tendency is to give an unbeliever just enough of the gospel to get him or her to pray a prayer to receive Christ. Then we immediately put the gospel on the shelf, so to speak, and go on the duties of discipleship.
As a result, Christians are not instructed in the gospel. And because they do not fully understand the riches and glory of the gospel, they cannot preach it to themselves, nor live live by it in their daily lives nor share it with others.
Romans 8:31-39 is the impassioned climax to the first major section of Paul’s letter to the Romans. As the culmination of one of the most important and powerful sections of Scripture, it speaks with incredible force to the Christian. It should embolden and empower us, encourage and uplift us, instruct and inspire us, and emotionally move us. Please join Pastor Dustin Rogers today as we conclude our study of the first eight chapters of the book of Romans; the “The Romans Road”.
Today we come to one of the most well-known and beloved texts in all of Scripture Romans 8:28-30. This passage provides incredible security, joy, comfort, and stability to so many as it transcends whatever circumstances you may presently face. It brings our eyes and heart to a sovereign God and Divine Father who is, and has been, and always will be working ALL things together for our good! Please join Pastor Dustin Rogers today as we study Romans 8:28-30 and see three things that are especially important to know in the midst of suffering.
In this life we experience different sufferings and trials that test us. Due to the fall of man, creation groans with us as does the Spirit of God. In Romans 8:19-27, Paul points us to the confident expectation of a better day and world, and comforts us by showing us the Spirit of God helps us during these times.
The pain and suffering we deal with in this world can be wearing. God knows and even tells us in His Word it is certain. But our suffering today is not meaningless or unheard. It is purposed so we might enjoy a glorious future in Christ.
“10 Steps to Make your Dream a Reality in 2018″…Titles like this one are easy to find through a cursory search of the internet or print media this time of year. It’s the season of New Year’s resolutions and life improvement strategies. In Romans 8:12-13 our Creator God provides some key steps toward a real living life improvement strategy for 2018 and beyond. The life God has designed for you will never disappoint because He is both the securer and center of it, not ourselves. This is precisely what we need to understand as we begin the New Year. Please join Pastor Dustin Rogers today as we continue in our study in the book of Romans chapter 8:12-13 “The Road to Real Life”.
Have you found yourself saying “God, you are far too good to me”? It is our prayer as we study Romans 8:14-17 we will collectively feel that same sentiment. The realities presented to us in these verses should overwhelm us and move us toward awe and adoration of Him. In these verses God goes above and beyond in telling us of His love for us and our status in Him. Please join Pastor Dustin Rogers as he continues in our study of the Book of Romans.
From the moment we grasp onto faith in Jesus, the Holy Spirit comes to us and beings to shape our lives in new ways. In this message, Pastor Dustin Rogers helps us see the stunning transformation the Apostle Paul describes in Romans 8:5-11
The Christian walk should look like a humble yet confident stride for it is secured and strengthened by the presence of the Holy Spirit of God! Romans chapter 8 is dominated by the twin themes of security and strength for the Christian that spring from a person – the Holy Spirit. He is the theme of this chapter and what He brings to our lives is both critical to understanding and astounding to experience. Please join Pastor Dustin Rogers today as we open Romans chapter 8 and ask God to give us a humble yet confident stride.