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The Gospel of God #19: A Story of Wrath

This Sunday, March 9, at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m., we will be returning to our series “The Gospel of God.” In many ways the verse we are looking at, Romans 2:5, in its context of the grace and love and kindness of God, is the one verse in the Bible that many people do not want us to read. How do we understand this part of the Bible’s teaching? How do we apply it to our lives? What does Paul mean by this “Day” that is to come? Why does that make any difference to our lives now? As I have been praying through this passage as we return to Romans, I have become more and more convinced that this teaching here in this verse in its context is the key to unlocking many a human heart, and gathering a fresh sense of all that Christ is and all that Christ has done. There is...

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The Gospel of God #17 and a Pastoral Note

I hope you will join us this Sunday, February 16, at 8:00, 9:30, or 11:00 a.m. as we continue in our study of Paul’s letter to the Romans in our series, “The Gospel of God.” I’ll be preaching a message entitled “Homosexual Practice and Contemporary Society” from Romans 1:26-27: 26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. You may watch a video preview about this week’s sermon here. In preparing for this message, and the one last week, I sent the following pastoral note to our congregation. (Note, if you missed last Sunday’s sermon, you can listen online here.) This coming weekend, February 8-9, and the following Sunday, February 16, we are...

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The Gospel of God #16

This Sunday, February 9, at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m., I’ll be preaching a message entitled “Why Worshipping God is Bigger and Better Than Anyone and Anything Else” from Romans 1:21-25: 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. 24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen....

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