Imagine a scene containing a Judge, a bench, and a long line of people – each with a long, sad, & frowning face. It appears that they await judgment and none appears to have hope. From 1:18 thru 3:20 Paul has exposed the sinful condition of man and his complete inability to do anything to remedy his plight. Now he sheds light on how God has given us hope through the work of Jesus.
As Romans chapter 3 opens, we hear the self-righteous Jew and ourselves once more saying, “Wait”. With a final attempt to vindicate himself, the opponent issues objections to Paul. Paul unfolds in verses 3 thru 20 that the case is closed…all are silenced and “no one seeks after God” and that we need to be rescued like every man. Please join us today as Pastor Dustin Rogers brings us this message from the book of Romans, continuing our series on “The Romans Road”.
“The ground is level at the foot of the cross”. Paul exhorts his fellow Jews to not depend on their knowledge or heritage or ceremony for their salvation, but on the grace of God who selected them. But Paul’s message is equally important to us today and important for us to grasp. Our salvation is by God’s grace alone and not through our upbringing or deeds.
In Romans chapter 2 the Apostle Paul anticipates a response from his readers that may describe many of us. He anticipates that some of us will be thinking “the world is wicked and deserves judgment.” He addresses this thinking head on…and if he were here today he would say “listen to what I have to say, I’m talking to you.” Please join Pastor Dustin Rogers as he unfolds Romans 2:1-11 and shows us the danger of self righteousness.
If we think little of God’s wrath, we will think little of the cross. The Romans Road that leads us straight to the cross and the freeing grace of Christ begins in a dark place. It begins with the words, “The wrath of God is being revealed against all ungodliness.” This is where the good news begins!
Paul’s exclamation of being unashamed by the Gospel is known by many as a strong stand for faith. But in the two short verses of Romans 1:16-17, Paul packs depth, teaching and bold proclamation of God’s power and righteousness. Listen along while Pastor Dustin Rogers lets Paul’s these for Romans reveal just how awesome and amazing our God is.
Are you amazed by God’s grace? Today in Romans chapter 1:8-15 Pastor Dustin Rogers shows us in Paul’s letter to the Roman church is not a stale text book on theology, but a letter to his brothers and sisters in Christ showing them how amazing God’s grace is. Please listen and let this letter speak to you and see what an amazing Savior we have and what He has done for us.
We are quick to read through a letter’s introduction. The greetings, the pleasantries keep us from getting to the central focus of the message. In Paul’s letter to the Roman’s, however, we find a rich, Gospel-focused opening that let’s us know who the true author is. Pastor Dustin leads us through Romans 1:1-7 and unwraps some surprises for us.
The book of Romans is a letter to the Beloved, from a Father to His children, welcoming them with a smile on His face and telling them what He had to do to have them as a part of His family. This sermon begins our series on the book of Romans.