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Productive Suffering

Romans 5:1-11 This post is a condensed recap of two sermons from this text. I’ll post the audio from the first sermon once Posterous fixes the glitch. I won’t post the audio from the second sermon because it was a train wreck. The big idea is this: Christians can rejoice in suffering because they know …

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God is Righteous to Justify Guilty People | Romans 3:21-31

Romans 3:21-31 We know God is super righteous because his standards are so high. But there is another way his righteousness is manifested (made visible): his ability to turn guilty people into innocent people. Just judges condemn guilty people. God turns guilty people into innocent people without overthrowing the law, ignoring the crime, or compromising …

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Diagnosis and Cure

Romans 3:9-20 All are under slavery to sin. The rules God gives us in the Bible reveal this, but cannot free us. Paul quotes several passages in the Old Testament to back up this devastating claim: None is righteous… There are over 600 commands in the Old Testament. God summarized them into a top ten list in Exodus 20. Let’s see …

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God is Faithful | Romans 3:1-8

(This was a Mother’s Day sermon) Intro At the heart of this complicated passage is a question that is also at the heart of Motherhood: Is God faithful? Is God reliable? Dependable? Trustworthy? The Conversation First, grant me the liberty of restating the hypothetical conversation in this passage as I understand it: Questioner: “Paul, you say that my …

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