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So every spring and fall, or whenever necessary, I put on my old clothes, gather some barrels, roll up my sleeves, recruit one of my sons, and give the garage a good cleaning. It graces the corporate offices of a highly competitive and well-known lawn-care firm. But when we put our faith in Christ, He wrote that man is without excuse if he does not respond in faith to the God who made it all (Romans 1:20). It has been said that only man comprehends what he cannot see and believes what he cannot comprehend. But this is for our good, for that sight of our sin awakens us to a sense of our true condition, leads us to repen­tance, drives us by faith to the precious blood of Jesus, and no longer permits us to rest in our self-righteousness, Romans 5:20 - Make a Trail - When a woman called Police Constable Crawford in Owen Sound, Ontario, to report a skunk in her cellar, he advised: “Make a trail of bread crumbs from the basement to the yard and wait for the skunk to follow it outside.” A little later the woman called back: “I did what you told me. “I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise” (Rom. Read: Romans 4:1-11 | Bible in a Year: 1 Kings 6-7; Luke 20:27-47, To Timothy, a true son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. - Romans 1:20 14:1-3). —Leviticus 4:2-3. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. ROMANS 5:12-21 God used this verse to remind me to call on Him because He had “great and mighty” things in store for me. Read: Romans 1:18-22 The Bible does not tell us to work or do or try to be saved. —H.G.B. and he was called the friend of God. You may want to look up the other three references as an aid to memorization: Habakkuk 2:4; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38. Have you ever felt that death was near? No one is able to jump from Santa Monica to Catalina, but we can reach heaven from earth—through Christ. Is it virtuous character? My neighbor, who volunteers for Alpine Rescue, has told me stories of tourists rescued from certain death after wandering off a trail. Most of his children were born out of wedlock and sent to a foundling home. But if we turn to God with a full purpose of heart, and give Him possession, we shall be delivered from the dominion of evil, because the responsibility of our emancipation and perfecting will rest on Him to whom we have yielded spirit, soul, and body. He realized that she had something of which he knew nothing, and one night we were all surprised to see him in our audience. She was greatly disappointed, but cheerfully submitted to the will of God, and set herself, with loving devotion, to a mother's task. Christ died for sinners—both good and bad. Unlike the imitation Rolex, salvation is of infinite value. Revive Thy church with life and power; 5:22-23). —Romans 2:15, Marilyn Laszlo dedicated her life to giving the Hauna people of New Guinea the Bible in their own language. He was well known; he had been nineteen years there, and many were looking around to see him spring to his feet. Turn to Abraham. They brought Paul to a meeting of the Areopagus, a sort of philosophical society or discussion seminar, where people would hear and debate the latest philosophical ideas (Romans 1:19-21). The young man went to lunch alone that day, and was unintentionally followed by several of the board members, who happened to stand in line behind him. Precious Lord Jesus, with thy cross engrave the image of thy patience on my heart. This was Martin Luther’s great Reformation verse. That other people have to bear. When it comes to something as serious as your spiritual condition, don’t be caught making excuses. There can be no better hope than a future spent with God -- and that's the promise. Would a stranger who is sincerely seeking a relationship with God be attracted or turned off by the quality of our worship and personal devotion to Christ? How precious is God’s holy Word— How does it get sufficient rest between beats? * Hope (v.2). Then something unusual happened. Romans 1:14-17 Bats locate their prey with their complex sonar, then attack at 75 miles per hour. —Romans 1:19. Luther completely dedicated himself to the church, even though he had been studying to become a lawyer. The whole history of man proves it. In response to God's comforting words, Abram asked hard questions about His promises (Ge 15:1-3). John Piper May 31, 2015 2K Shares Sermon. Haydn struggled to stand and motioned for silence. —Sper. In those difficult days, Mom taught us many lessons. Romans 8:31-38 . Romans 6:1 Paul's argument here is irrefutable. It’s too colorless. At the end of six months the prisoners were all brought into the chapel. By word or work or worth; Read: Romans 5:12-19 Romans 6:15-23 1:20-21). Romans 8:1-11. Romans 6:13 The result is music that has no form, no structure and, for the most part, no appeal. Profession without practice is hypocrisy, and hypocrisy is a sin. Following God means that they have to give up their sinful ways, and that’s unacceptable for them. Romans 5:1. He told her to read aloud Acts 13:39, “By Him everyone who believes is justified from all things.”, Then Torrey inquired, “Who does God say is justified?”. 16:20). I remember a man who lived a life of gross sin. When God forgives sin, He purges the RECORD, erases the REMEMBRANCE, and empowers the RECIPIENT! Giving generous contributions to deserving charities? O Thou Spirit divine, all my nature refine, With our finite minds we cannot fully grasp the significance of this truth. As he entered the door, he stumbles and fell to the floor. In her forty-fifth year, God showed her the key to the mystery of her unanswered prayers, and revealed to her why He had held her back from India, as she laid her hand, in blessing, on the heads of three of these young people whom she had mothered, ere they sailed as missionaries to the land whither, twenty years before, she had consecrated her life to go. That mercy show to me. They open up food pantries to reach out to the disadvantaged. We need to share with all kinds of people the salvation Christ offers, for as the apostle Paul said, “There is no difference.”. It will be better for all of us.”. Romans 1:22 /* 336x280, created 3/7/08 */ Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him. That brings the sweetest peace and cheer. Christ is our spiritual life; there is no living to God but through Him—through Christ as the Author and Maintainer of this life; through Christ as the Head from whom we receive vital influence; through Christ as the Root by which we derive sap and nourishment, and so live. Our tests are appointed, and there is appointed an extraordinary help to deliver our souls from going into the pit. And we have hope, love, and salvation. 14:10-31; John 3:16). His Spirit we have the power to turn from sin and live for Him. Although I can’t say I’m debt-free (I’m paying off my house and have other bills due each month), I can testify that in a different and much more important sense, I have no debts. But this fact added to his compassion as he spoke about the One who came “into the world to save sinners,” of whom Paul himself claimed to be “chief” (1 Tim. As an example, Harvey cited the failure of the Good News Paper in Sacramento, California. Despite his religious background, Paul confessed, 'I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature' (Rom. Have you met the redeeming God? Of withered hopes, of death, of life, The endless war, the useless strife— 1:20), conscience echoes His law loudly enough so that no one can plead ignorance (2:15). These very eyes will see the King in His beauty. It’s hard to imagine a more intriguing figure than Martin Luther! We are saved by God's mercy, not by our merit—by Christ's dying, not by our doing. Anyone who teaches something else is simply pushing a “knockoff” of the real thing. SERMONS ON ROMANS 8:28. There was no hope that in a church sometime I might hear and believe the Gospel, for I never attended. //-->. Then I would ask you to hand over anything related to your life. —Carter. Matt 4:4). . The purpose of democratic elections is to allow voters to choose candidates to lead and represent them. He is a free man.”, Not one moved. The love of God goes beyond all human comprehension. Romans 1:18ff The award is fitting, for this selfless person was at even greater risk to himself than most people knew. google_ad_slot = "6476869422"; But God's case against a sinful human race has no such tangles. A person who understood this truth wrote, “For 30 years I had assumed that to swim I must constantly struggle to keep from sinking. Imagine a debt-free life—an existence without the irritation of those nagging payments hanging over your head every month. TO DEFINE WHAT'S WRONG. That bright stars may be mine in the glorious day We’re all capable of doing this,” said Alexander, commenting on the crime in question. It is perfect. - Our Daily Bread. Much of what we comprehend we cannot see: atoms, germs, love, hate, loyalty, sacrifice. Scientists have known for at least two decades about the escapes, but until recently they did not know how it was done. Remove it and the whole structure of the plan of salvation crumbles in the dust. —Smith. The headline declares that the entire world celebrates the risen Christ, but the balance of the page tells of people disregarding the blessing and grace Christ pro­vided by His resurrection. Several celebrities were also listed. A shopper underestimated the total cost of her groceries. They don’t see the need for formal services in buildings dedicated to religious purposes. When Duke Edward was accused of cruelty, he had a ready answer: “My brother is not a prisoner. He who lives by sight lives poorly indeed. How could Paul convince these radically different people? Oh, how great a gift Jesus gave to me! I'd rather see his actions She also said that the accused had been smeared by the tabloids, which resulted in adverse public opinion. For years people laughed at his "miscalcula­tions," but finally in 1963 he admitted that his trip across the Atlantic had really been planned. Then all my servile works were done TODAY ALONG THE WAY Be His biographer. When the passage “And there was light!” was reached, the chorus and orchestra burst forth in such power that the crowd could no longer restrain its enthusiasm. But tourism is secondary at this place of Christian worship. —Gustafson. However, since he was ignorant of that fact, he trembled in terror. 1:14). Some of the young people seemed to resent him, certain parents were beginning to criticize him, and he was getting discouraged. In a world full of bad news, our only hope is the good news of Jesus. In many different ways; Our habitual and characteristic state of mind is evil in the sight of God. The burdens and responsibilities He gives us may seem unbearable, but He knows our limit; His everlasting arms are underneath, and by His grace we can bear them without sinking.—Sunday School Times. But hope in God's Word will surely bear fruit, He did nothing of the kind. - A friend of mine serves as a missionary in a restricted access country. Actually, the evidence favors His reality. —Luke 15:10. You who make your boast in the law, do you dishonor God through breaking the law? The Bible talks about sin in Romans 3:23, where Paul declared, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” No one is capable of bridging the gap between God and ourselves by our own efforts, but the Savior came to do just that on our behalf. As the majestic work moved along, the audience was caught up with tremendous emotion. Since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen. How much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! 8:9 But you are not in the flesh; you are in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells in you. Exhibiting great courage, Alexander Russell dove overboard, rescued the drowning man, and placed him in the boat. This became known as the famous "Domino Theory" that led to the Vietnam War. A friend of mine often ends his prayers with “I love You, Lord.” He says, “I can’t help but say ‘I love You’ after all He’s done for me.” In Romans 6:1-11, our Bible text for today, the apostle Paul tells us some of what Jesus has done for us that deserves our love: He was crucified, buried, and raised to life. Paul pinpointed the problem in Romans 1. Lord, I ask thee to remove my affliction, but I beseech thee ten times more to remove my impatience. To the credit of its keepers, the lawn has been green and weed-free for some time now. You see, these watches were “knockoffs”—imitations of the real thing easily passed off to tourists at ridiculously cheap prices. ROMANS 5:2 But when Abraham noted that both he and Sarah were childless (15:2), God promised that he would have “a son who is your own flesh and blood” (v.4 niv). His entire outlook on life began to change because of his new nature. 1. Justification is our position through the wonderful grace of God, and by virtue of the finished work of Christ, which is imputed to all who believe. As it says in Romans 1:20, “Since the creation of the world [God’s] invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that [we] are without excuse.”. —Hess, To him who does not work but believes . The Bible says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). While creation declares God’s power and majesty (Rom. He was under a dark cloud of gloom when a woman came up to him and exclaimed, “God bless you, Dr. Dale. As Dr. Gillham points out, the poor man could have died of a fear-induced heart attack even though he was secure. Saul of Tarsus (as Paul was also known) was born a free man and yet was destined to become a slave. The existence of atoms is clearly undeniable on the basis of their recognized effects. That we can come to know His Son. Thank You, Almighty God, that You don’t hide the He then quoted Romans 1:21, one of the Bible's indictments against rebellious humanity. In God’s pattern book of nature we can trace many valuable lessons. . A righteousness to raise; Romans 5:8 The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God.. —Psalm 53:1. Initially, Spartacus’ slave army enjoyed spectacular victories. My friend was taken aback by the man’s response: “What you have told me cannot be true. Spartacus is not just a film legend but a historical figure. Twice the president picked up his pen to sign it, and twice he laid it down. That historic act endeared Lincoln to the world as the Great Emancipator. Devoutly love the Lord, 28:6). His Spirit gives us light. Just as people thought no heavier-than-air machine could overcome the pull of gravity, many feel it impossible to overcome the downward pull of sin. But surely theophobia is rare, isn’t it? One day he had to attend to some business in his old haunts in Rome. We will encounter themes in … But salvation is through faith in Jesus alone. But he was also involved in continuous strife, and when he was 48 years old, he killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel. He worked with renewed confidence, and soon the youth group began to grow numerically and spiritually. Look at the text: "Being justified by faith, we have peace with God. Unlike the cake-mix manufacturer, God has not changed His “formula” to make salvation more marketable. This belief enters into the very depth of my conscience. We are 'all under sin' (Romans 3:9). Bill and Joanie explained to Derek that our only hope for release from the guilt that our responsibility carries with it is this: God offers forgiveness as a free gift through faith in Jesus Christ, who died in our place on the cross. “Forgiveness is the removal of our unrighteousness, and unclothing or putting away of sin. The word ought lies behind conscience, investing it with the certainty and irresistibleness of the throne of God. Child of God, feed thy faith on Promise. If it were true, it is such good news that someone would have told this to me before.” - Ken Taylor, A Tool (Romans 1:16)   The best carpenter in the county was asked, “Which is your best tool?” Instead of pointing to a costly power saw or drill, he picked up a simple square and said, “This is the best tool; it makes all the others work.” Let us not overlook our best tool; the simple gospel (Rom. 5:12) and by choice (Rom. All things wise and wonderful, Romans 3:9-20 —Romans 7:18, One of my favorite television cartoons as a boy was Tom Terrific. What a remarkable verification of biblical truth! In Romans 5:2, Paul speaks of Christ, “through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand.” When our hearts are broken or our lives are troubled, there is no red tape hindering our access to God. When you look in the mirror in the morning, you’re looking at the savior. “The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work” (1 John 3:. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life” (v.22 nlt). alone for forgiveness, you will be reconciled to God. They pursue every needy hiker, no matter how undeserving. Both were treated for shock. I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes. When Paul wrote to his friends in Rome, he singled out the sin of ingratitude among the pagans. 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