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Romans 14-16

Romans 14-16

Several years ago, a popular Christian blogger asked his audience to tell him what their churches were fighting over today. It was a simple request but, to his surprise, "the Twitter survey blew up." He received thousands of replies, and here are a few of the ones that caught his attention: their churches are fighting over the length of the worship pastor's beard the...

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Romans 12 & 13

Romans 12-13

In preparing for this week's sermon, I came across a series of questions that started with the phrase "Which one bothered you more?" They were very convicting to me and I thought I would share them with you. Here they are in order: 1. Which one bothered you more: "A soul lost in Hell or a scratch on your new car?" 2. Which one bothered you more: "Missing the morning wors...

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Romans 10 & 11

Romans 10 & 11

Neil Marten, a member of the British Parliament, was once giving a tour of the House of Parliament to some friends when they came across Lord Hailsham, a leading figure in the government. Hailsham immediately recognized Marten in the group and cried out in a loud voice "Neil!" Not daring to disobey the command, the entire group of visitors promptly fell to their knees. Th...

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Romans 9

Romans 9

Frederick Lehman was a German immigrant who moved to America when he was four years old. At the age of eleven, he became a Christian and went on to study for the ministry and pastor several churches in Iowa, Indiana, and Missouri. He also wrote hundreds of Gospel songs, the most famous being "The Love of God." The first verse and the chorus say this: The love of God is ...

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Romans 8

Romans 8

During the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, no protective devices were used. 23 men fell to their deaths. As a result, the work slowed down until the contractors decided to put in a safety net. After several weeks, the net saved 10 lives, and the work increased by 25%. Why? Because the men felt safe. They knew that something was there to catch them. Paul alludes to...

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Romans 7

Romans 7

In the 5th Century, a monk named Benedict of Nursia struggled tremendously with sin. Try as he might, he just could not get victory over it. He went so far as to wear a rough hair shirt and live for three years in a desolate cave where his food was lowered to him by a cord. At another time, he threw himself into a thorn bush, only to come out bloody and beaten up, but it d...

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Romans 6

Romans 6

Erk Russell coached the George Southern football team from 1981-1989 and was known for his unconventional method of teaching his players. Once he asked some backwoods country farmers to bring a six-foot rattlesnake into one of their meetings and throw it on a table. As they did so, the players all scrambled for the door, and Russell said: "You should fear drugs as much as ...

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Romans 5

Romans 5

When the New Testament was written, there were several words the authors used that were unusual. One of them was the word agape, which means "love." The Greek language had several words for love, but this one was hardly ever employed in their literature. For example, Homer did not use it in the Iliad. Plato and Aristotle did not use it in their philosophical writings. And ...

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Romans 4

Romans 4

It has been said that there are close to 8,000 promises in the Bible, and not a one of them has ever failed to come true. It has also been said that those promises do not break by leaning on them. In other words, you can take God at His Word. You can trust Him that He will be faithful. With that in mind, Paul says in Romans 4:3: "Abraham believed God and it was credited t...

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Romans 3

Romans 3

One of the oldest denominations in the world is a group called the Moravians who came from what is now known as the Czech Republic. In times past, they were passionate, zealous, and very evangelistic. The story is told of two of their missionaries who approached the owner of a Caribbean Island about witnessing to his slaves, because they had never heard the Gospel before. ...

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Romans 2

Romans 2

In the early 1900's, a major London newspaper wrote an editorial asking the question: "What is wrong with the world?" After several passionate replies that discussed everything from politics to the need for more medicine and social reform, one author answered in two simple words: "I am." That is the theme of Romans 2. After saying that "the wrath of God is revealed from H...

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Romans 1:18-32

Romans 1;18-32

An atheist was being chased by a bear one day when he prayed: "Lord, please save me!" "But you don't believe in me", the Lord said. "Then please save the bear", the Atheist replied. "Make him a Christian." So the Lord did that, and the next thing the Atheist heard is the bear saying: "Oh Lord, I thank Thee for this food which I am about to receive." The point is that a...

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Romans 1:16-17

Romans 1;16-17

The Book of Romans has been considered by some to be the greatest letter ever written and the greatest book in the Bible. Martin Luther said: "Should a tyrant succeed in destroying the Holy Scriptures and only a single copy of the epistle to the Romans and the Gospel according to John escape him, Christianity would be saved." William Tyndale said that Romans is the "most e...

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