Worship Through Service

Passage: Romans 12:3-8 Point 1:  Sanctification requires thinking soberly about ourselves Romans 12:3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.”  […]

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Do Not Conform, But Be Transformed

Passage: Rom 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Point 1:  Do not be conformed or follow the pattern of this world.     2 Cor 4:4 In their […]

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Living Sacrifice (Romans 12:1, Part 2)

Passage: Romans 12:1 (part 2) 1.  First Freewill Offering – Burnt or Whole offering  (Leviticus 1) Gal 2:20 – I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, […]

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Justification to Sanctification

Romans 12:1 – I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.  Point 1: We are commanded to take active part in our sanctification Rom 6:19 – For just as you once presented your members as slaves […]

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To Him be the glory forever. Amen.

Passage: Rom 11:36  Point 1: God deserves the glory because He is the originator of all things. Rev 4:11 Col 1:16-17 Gen 1:26-27 Eph. 1:4-6 Eph. 5:25-27 Point 2: God deserves the glory because He is the sustainer of all things. Col 1:17 Acts 17:28 Heb. 1:3 Rom. 8:32,37-39 Point 3: God deserves the glory because […]

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God’s Sovereignty Plan of Salvation

Passage: Romans 11:30-36 Point 1:  The gospel is made manifest in the disobedience of man (v. 32) Rom 11: 32 : ESV – consigned all to disobedience NIV – bound all men to disobedience NASB – shut up all in disobedience NKJV – committed them all to disobedience KJV – concluded them all in unbelief […]

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God’s Gift and Calling are Irrevocable

Passage: Romans 11:25-30 Point 1: The mystery of the gospel humbles us. (v.25) Col 1:26-27 Eph. 3:9-10 Prov. 3:5-7 Point 2:  Paul describes the mystery in three parts: a.    Partial hardening has come upon Israel (v. 25b) b.    Israel’s hardening is temporary (time for the Gentiles to come in to the kingdom) • 2 Peter […]

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Kindness and Severity

Passage: Romans 11:20-24 Point 1: God’s dealing with Israel reveals God’s kindness and also his severity Ex 34:6-7 Rom 2:4-6 Point 2: The fruit of God’s severity is twofold (vv. 20-22) a. The severity of God keeps us humble and in awe or fear of God (v. 20) b. The severity of God propels us […]

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Wholly Holy

Passage: Romans 11:16-21 Summary: Point 1. Paul’s love for Israel wasn’t simply nationalism but a reflection of God’s love for them. Point 2.  Israel is Holy despite the failure of most of it’s people. Point 3.  Therefore the Gentiles must not be arrogant toward Israel but be in awe.

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God’s Perfect Plan Through Imperfect People

Passage: Romans 11:13-15 Sermon Outline: God’s perfect plan was fulfilled through the failure of Israel (vv. 13-14) Rom 1:16 – For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. Matt 15:24 – He answered, “I […]

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