Romans: A Church Shaped By Grace

The Glory Of God

The world of Romans is very much like the world of Adelaide is becoming So what do they say? The Gospel is… Rom 1:1-8 – Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and he took on human form and died in our place for our sin on the cross. He rose again from the dead and it is through Jesus we…

Gospel Watchfulness

Beware lest you fall 1 Cor 10:11-12 “These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfilment of the ages has come.  So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!” Adelaide Anglican churches that –   no longer teach God’s word –   no longer proclaim the gospel –  …

Gospel Qualities

A list of names… Who are all these people? Pheobe. “deaconess” benefactor Junia. Woman Apostle How did the gospel shape them? What does this mean for us today? Together Cost Questions Are you passionate about and involved in serving God together?’ How does it cost you to serve God? If Paul was going to write to us today what would he single…

Gospel Ambition

1. Who we are as those in Christ (verse 14): Full of goodness Complete in knowledge Competent to instruct one another But how can we understand all that? 2. God’s grace shown to Paul: Paul, the minister to the Gentiles Proclaiming the gospel is a good gift, not a burden. Paul who glorifies in Christ and his work Paul who gives himself…

Gospel Glory

The way Christians relate to each other. Showing godliness in the way we relate to each other Command # 1 – v 1-2 “The strong need to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please themselves” Reason # 1 – v 3-4 … because this is the example Jesus set. Prayer # 1 – v 5-6 … a Spirit…

Gospel Love

Look as I look, Do as I do, And then and only then, Will I have fellowship with you Romans 14:13 … stop judging one another on these disputable matters 1)    Avoid Stumbling blocks and obstacles Because (v15) a)    … it is unloving b)    … it could well destroy their faith …  freedoms might be limited out of Christian love. … make…

Gospel Welcome

A mixed mob Dealing with the differences Romans 14:1, fully welcome each other with open arms. Warning # 1 Very different with false teaching The differences mentioned Difference # 1 … the food that they eat Difference # 2 Romans 14:5 … one day is more sacred than another What should they do to resolve them? v 6-8, get on with serving…

The Reasons for Love

We must pay our debts Let no debt remain outstanding. Romans 13:8 A debt that none of us will finish paying To show real genuine gospel shaped love Who do we show love to? So what does this love look like? Not an emotional feeling but rather it is an action The love we show has boundaries. Romans 13:8, 10 – love…

The Submission of Love

Does the gospel only affect our eternity? Romans 13:1- We must submit ourselves to the governing authorities For there is no authority except that which God has established Verse 2- If we rebel against the ruling authorities then we are rebelling against what God has instituted. You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above.…