Jan 2016 - Jul 2016

Sermons in this series

Sun, Jul 24, 2016
Duration:40 mins 18 secs
As Paul closed out his letter to the first century church in Rome, he mentioned over 30 individuals by name and described how God had been using them for the furtherance of the Gospel. What’s so amazing about this list is its diversity of race, gender, social status, education, occupations, etc. How is it possible that so many people from such different backgrounds were somehow united to more than mere tolerance, but to deep love by faith in Jesus? Join Pastor Jim as he explores some of the ways the Gospel draws people together and unites us in the love of God through Christ.
Sun, Jul 17, 2016
Duration:37 mins 57 secs
There are so many things that divide people and keep us from loving one another. How does the Gospel of grace serve as an antidote to the way our sinful hearts divide and separate us? What the church does is important but why the church does what it does is even more important. Join Pastor Jim as we study how Paul inspired Christians from the ancient church in Rome to join the mission of God in this world and how we are called to be part of that mission as well.
Sun, Jul 03, 2016
Duration:39 mins 43 secs
Just what did Paul mean when he talked about the weak and the strong in Romans 14? What does the Bible teach about Christian liberty? How can we discern what is permissible or forbidden in spiritual and moral matters? How does the practice of grace impact our relationships with others who may see things differently? Join Pastor Jim for this timelessly relevant study of Romans 14.
Sun, Jun 26, 2016
Duration:35 mins 38 secs
Chapters 12-14 of Paul’s ancient letter to the Romans offer us inspiring and practical insights into what it looks like to live as the redeemed people of God. Since Christ has rescued us by His grace and set us free from the power of sin in our lives, we can now begin to walk in the love of God toward our neighbors, our church family, even our civil authorities. Join Pastor Jim as he continues our study of Romans 13 looking at the topics of neighbor love, spiritual alertness and personal holiness.
Sun, Jun 19, 2016
Duration:31 mins 37 secs
What is the responsibility of Bible believing Christians to civil authorities? How should Christians behave in a context that is often unfriendly to the norms and standards of Christian living? Join Pastor Jim for this insightful study of one of the clearest Bible passages on our civic duties, Romans 13:1-7.
Sun, Jun 12, 2016
Duration:35 mins 10 secs
What does it look like to have heart shaped by God’s grace? How does grace affect our view of ourself and our relationships with others? How can grace motivate us toward selfless love and fruitful service? Join Pastor Jim for a study of this practical and inspiring passage from Romans 12.
Sun, May 29, 2016
Duration:35 mins 19 secs
If being justified by faith in Christ really looks like something, what then does it look like? Beginning with chapter 12 of Romans, the apostle Paul turns from the propositional to the practical. Join Pastor Jim as he explores some of the riches of God’s wisdom in offering free grace to sinners like us, through faith in Jesus Christ. Learn what it means to be transformed by the renewing of your mind as you offer yourself back to the Savior who has given His all for you.
Sun, May 22, 2016
Duration:40 mins 21 secs
Romans 9-11 serve as a record of the overflow of God’s grace toward sinners such as we all are. This is truly good news! Join Pastor Jim as he unpacks some of the wondrous mysteries of Romans 11, the riches of God’s wisdom and knowledge, God's unsearchable judgments and unfathomable ways!
Sun, May 15, 2016
Duration:40 mins 39 secs
One of the apostle Paul’s passions was to see people come to faith in Jesus Christ. Why was that? What real difference does it make if we believe in Jesus Christ or not? If we have any desire to receive God’s gift of salvation, how do we do it? Join Pastor Jim for this practical study from Romans 10 and our response to the New Testament Gospel about salvation by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ.
Sun, May 08, 2016
Duration:45 mins 39 secs
Just what does it mean to say that God is sovereign over all things? What does the Bible really teach about predestination, election, human responsibility, free will, etc? As we seek understanding on these subjects, just how should we approach the biblical text? Join Pastor Jim as he begins to unpack the wonders of these timeless truths from Romans 9.
Sun, May 01, 2016
Duration:33 mins 27 secs
Borrowing from Bible commentator and teacher John Stott, Pastor Jim explains how Romans 8 teaches us that the Christian gospel includes 5 unshakeable convictions, 5 undeniable affirmations and 5 unanswerable questions. These have significant implications for us as believers, followers of Jesus Christ, and those whose lives are being transformed by the Gospel of grace. Here is the faithful and steadfast love of the Lord on full display and lavished upon sinners by grace, through faith in Christ.
Sun, Apr 17, 2016
Duration:43 mins 55 secs
What do Creation, Christians and the Holy Spirit all have in common? They all groan for God’s glory to be revealed, for God’s redeeming grace to be recognized, realized and experienced in it’s fullness. Join Pastor Jim as he unpacks Romans 8:18-30 with its bold claims, rich promises and inspiring assurance for all those who trust in and love God.
Sun, Apr 10, 2016
Duration:33 mins 6 secs
Join Pastor Jim for a deeper look at Romans 8:5-17 and what it means to live a life under the direction, guidance, and transforming power of the Holy Spirit.
Sun, Apr 03, 2016
Duration:36 mins 7 secs
Romans 8 has been called one of the best known and most loved chapters in the entire Bible and the jewel of the New Testament. Join Pastor Jim as he begins a four week study to mine the spiritual riches of this important chapter from the apostle Paul’s letter to the ancient church in Rome. In this first study we’ll explore four central themes of the Gospel: assurance, freedom, rescue and renewal.
Sun, Mar 13, 2016
Duration:36 mins 8 secs
In Romans 7 Paul focuses our attention on the law of God in the life of the believer. Paul teaches that the law can neither save sinners nor sanctify believers. Paul also teaches that those who trust Christ as Savior are released from the requirement of fulfilling the law because we now are united with Christ; His righteousness has become ours. How does this truth set believers in Christ free for holy living? Just what then is the role and purpose of God’s law in the life of believers? Join Pastor Jim as he unpacks the liberating, timeless truths of this amazing chapter from Romans!
Sun, Mar 06, 2016
Duration:45 mins 19 secs
There was, is and always will be those who distort or twist a thing of beauty, even a beautiful truth like the doctrine of justification by faith. Paul anticipates this in Romans 6. Join Pastor Jim as he highlights the beautiful transformation of lives regenerated by the Holy Spirit, united with Christ, and walking in newness of life by the same resurrection power that raised Jesus from the dead.
Sun, Feb 28, 2016
Duration:38 mins 45 secs
Romans 5 teaches us about the benefits of Justification by Faith. Can we really ever have peace with God? How does faith in Christ transform things like suffering? The 16th century theologian Martin Luther said of Romans chapter 5: "In the whole Bible there is hardly another chapter which can equal this triumphant text.” Join Pastor Jim for this fascinating and hope-filled look at Romans 5.
Sun, Feb 21, 2016
Duration:36 mins 53 secs
After showing how the Gospel excludes all boasting on the part of even good religious folk, the apostle Paul continues to explore the wonders and riches of justification by faith. How can we sinners even approach the almighty and holy God without being incinerated? What kind of assurances are offered those who place their faith, hope and confidence in Jesus Christ? Join Pastor Jim as he unfolds more timeless truths from Paul's ancient letter to the believers who lived in ancient Rome.
Sun, Feb 14, 2016
Duration:40 mins 42 secs
The doctrine of justification by faith shines brightly from the center of the Christian gospel. Just what is it and how does it impact our everyday lives? In what ways do these truths impact our view of Jesus Christ, of others and even of ourselves? What great assurance do we find in this amazing aspect of Christian teaching? Join Pastor Jim as he unpacks some big theological terms to show us the depth and richness of their meaning and how utterly amazing God’s grace is toward us!
Sun, Feb 07, 2016
Duration:40 mins 3 secs
After showing how all are sinners and in need of God’s redemption, the apostle Paul continues to show us he has thought through some of the questions and objections people may still have, especially religious people. Sin has a real impact in our lives. Having God’s Word is not the same as trusting and obeying God’s Word. How does the Gospel of Jesus Christ, offer us the solution we really need? Join Pastor Jim as he opens up the timeless truths of Romans 3:1-20.
Sun, Jan 31, 2016
Duration:42 mins 42 secs
In Romans 2 the apostle Paul makes it clear that God allows no room whatsoever for self-righeousness in the Christian faith. What is self-righeousness and how can we avoid it rising up in our own hearts? What is the only hope for a self-righteous person? How does the Christian Gospel serve as an antidote to both the unrighteous person and the self-righeous person? Join Pastor Jim for this inspiring and helpful study from Romans 2.
Sun, Jan 17, 2016
Duration:41 mins 13 secs
What is wrong with the world? What is at the core of human selfishness and sinfulness? Why is it that we consistently resist God and His ways? When it comes to these kinds of questions, can the Bible help us get to the heart of the matter? Join Pastor Jim for this insightful and hopeful study from Romans 1:18-32 where the apostle Paul gives us both general and specific reasons human beings resist and reject God.
Sun, Jan 10, 2016
Duration:41 mins 40 secs
John Calvin once said of the New Testament book we call Romans, “If we have gained a true understanding of this Epistle, we have an open door to all the most profound treasures of Scripture.” Join Pastor Jim as he introduces us to Paul’s ancient letter and sets up this series of studies which will bring clarity to our understanding of the gospel, nurture our unity in Christ, and inspire us to join God on the mission He has for us in His world.

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