Grave Matters (Part 2: What About the Resurrection?)

“GRAVE MATTERS – II” [What About the Resurrection?] REVIEW/INTRO: Last week we began a series about death, resurrection and eternity. At death, the body goes to the grave and the spirit of the righteous goes to heaven to await the resurrection. The spirit of the unrighteous goes to hades (not hell) to await the resurrection […]

Grave Matters (Part 1: What Happens After Death?)

“GRAVE MATTERS” [Part 1: What Happens After Death?] INTRO: Today we’re beginning a series of messages on death, resurrection and eternity called “GRAVE MATTERS.” Today we’re going to focus on what happens when people die. Where do they go? What is their state of existence? What happens next? 5 BELIEFS ABOUT DEATH: Annihilation – ceasing […]

Living a Transformed Life – Part 2 (Romans 13-16)

“LIVING A TRANSFORMED LIFE – Pt. 2” (Rom. 13-16) INTRO: Today we’re finishing our Romans series on “What’s So Good About The Good News?” We’re in the practical section of Romans, focusing on “Living a Transformed Life.” I. TRANSFORMED PEOPLE WILLINGLY SUBMIT TO SECULAR AUTHORITY (Rom. 13:1-14). Submit to God by Submitting to Secular Authority (vv. […]

Living a Transformed Life (Romans 12)

“LIVING A TRANSFORMED LIFE” (Rom. 12) INTRO: We now begin the practical section of Romans (chs. 12-16), which focuses on Living a Transformed Life. I. TRANSFORMED PEOPLE SUBMIT THEIR BODY & MIND TO GOD (Rom. 12:1-2). Submit your Body to God (v. 1). To give our life to God includes our body (1Cor. 7:4a). The bridegroom […]

Life in the Spirit – Part 2 (Romans 8:18-39)

“LIFE IN THE SPIRIT – Pt. 2” (Rom. 8:18-39) INTRO: Today we’re going to finish Romans 8 by looking at some more ways the Holy Spirit wants to work in your life. 1. The creation is in birth pangs anticipating seeing believers come to their full maturity (vv. 18-22). Our current sufferings (temporal) are nothing compared […]

Life in the Spirit – Part 1 (Romans 8:1-18)

“LIFE IN THE SPIRIT – Pt. 1” (Rom. 8:1-18) INTRO: Through faith in Christ, sin’s penalty is cancelled and sin’s power broken (Rom. 6)! This is experienced as we know these truths and reckon them to be true (act on it). We are also freed from the bondage of the law/works (trying to obtain right-standing […]

Freedom From the Bondage of Sin

“FREEDOM FROM THE BONDAGE OF SIN” [Sanctification – Romans 6] REVIEW/INTRO: Romans 1-5 focuses mostly on Justification by faith – a guilty person’s record being pronounced clean. How should a person who is justified by faith live? Sanctification (Romans 6-9), addresses this question. Sanctification is the act or process of being made or becoming holy. It […]