Sermon Archive

Paul has just come out of a section describing some powerful ways that the body of Christ can show love in the world, and how we should be relating both to our brothers and sisters, as well as our enemies! He is going to pick back up with the topic of love in 13:8, but in 13:1-7 he launches into a very succinct argument about how believers should relate to the governing authorities.

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Category:Romans: The Righteousness Of God Revealed -- posted at: 8:17pm PST

Paul has been writing about the importance of understanding that our identity is bound up in the church family, with God given gifts that we are to use properly within that family. He then makes a sharp transition to love. This is the exact same thing Paul does in 1 Corinthians 12-13. It would seem that in all the talk about unity, the body of Christ, gifts and service, that Paul wants to make sure that believers don’t lose the most important and foundational aspect of this new, spiritual family; Love.

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Category:Romans: The Righteousness Of God Revealed -- posted at: 8:30am PST

For the last 11 chapters Paul has explained very deep and profound theological truths about humanity, sin, God the Father, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, Justification, Sanctification and so much more! In chapter 12, Paul takes a new direction with his teaching. He transitions from what we should believe to how we should behave. Though they are different in their thrust, the behavior Paul is going to be prescribing for believers is inseparable from the foundation build in the previous 11 chapters.

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Category:Romans: The Righteousness Of God Revealed -- posted at: 8:30am PST

Romans 10 concludes by teaching that God is taking the Gospel directly to the Gentiles because of Israel’s stubborn unbelief. Naturally, some conclude that God is done with Israel. Paul opens Romans 11 with an emphatic declaration that God has not rejected Israel.

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Category:Romans: The Righteousness Of God Revealed -- posted at: 8:30am PST

Israel remains hardened in her rejection of Jesus. God has promised that one day all Israel will be saved. But over the last two thousand years, the vast majority of Jews have rejected Jesus and will remain separated from God for eternity. In every generation a few Jews have believed, but even when the entire nation is saved, it will be but a remnant.

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Category:Romans: The Righteousness Of God Revealed -- posted at: 8:30am PST

In our study of God’s Word we encounter truths that seem to contradict one another. We call these antinomies. An antinomy is two things that are both true, but they appear to contradict each other. The most common antinomy is the Trinity. The Bible reveals that God is one. The Bible reveals that God is three. All attempts to illustrate or explain the Trinity fall apart because the Trinity is incomprehensible to the human mind.

Direct download: 2018-0930_Romans_Nelson.mp3
Category:Romans: The Righteousness Of God Revealed -- posted at: 8:30am PST

This morning we'll look at the big picture of what God is doing today with the nation of Israel. Then, in the next couple weeks we’ll look at the details of God’s plan for Israel. Romans 9-11 deals with God's relationship with the nation of Israel. God made four unconditional covenants with Israel promising her the Land (Gen. 12:7; 15:17-20; Deut. 29:1-30:10), the Seed (Gen. 3:15; 17:1-21; 2 Sam. 7:9-17) and the Blessing (Gen. 12:1-3; Jer. 31:31-37; Ezek. 36). In addition, God promised a Messiah-King Who will deliver the nation of Israel from her sin and reign over her and the gentile nations in righteousness (Isa. 11; 12; 53; Dan. 7:13-14; Zech. 9:9-10; 12; 13).

Direct download: 2018-0923_Romans_Nelson.mp3
Category:Romans: The Righteousness Of God Revealed -- posted at: 8:30am PST

Special Sermon: Eldership

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Category:Special -- posted at: 10:15am PST

This question surfaces because in Paul's day, the majority of Jews rejected Jesus as Messiah. Lead by their spiritual leaders, the Jews rejected Jesus' messianic claims and with the help of Rome, killed Jesus. Jesus rose from the dead and ascended to heaven. Rather than receiving the promised kingdom ruled by Messiah, the nation of Israel remained subjugated to Rome. By 70AD Israel ceased to exist as a nation.

Direct download: 2018-0909_Romans_Nelson.mp3
Category:Romans: The Righteousness Of God Revealed -- posted at: 8:30am PST

Though we deny God, He loves us so much He sacrificed Jesus to pay the penalty of our sin and deliver us from His righteous wrath. God loves us so much that after He justifies us His Spirit imparts new life setting us free from our old lives of sin and death. And if that weren't enough to prove how much God loves you, God promises to complete our salvation by giving us new bodies and a future with Jesus that will never end. All the evidence of God’s love and commitment to you has been manifest. God loves you. Of this there can be no doubt. But do you love Him? That’s the question. Are you ready to commit yourself to Him? We're at a point of decision.

Direct download: 2018-0826_Romans_Nelson.mp3
Category:Romans: The Righteousness Of God Revealed -- posted at: 8:30am PST