Monthly Archives: August 2014



Update preaching schedule 083014 …

  • This is a general preaching schedule for the rest of 2014 and into 2015. On February 1, 2015 we resume our Romans study after the “Love God, Love Your Neighbor” series in January 2015.
  • Of course this is all “if the Lord wills,” but it does give us some sense of direction.

 

LESSON # Title Text Date
LESSON 8 Righteousness of God Revealed Apart from Law Romans 3:19-31 09-07-14
LESSON 9 Faith Counted as Righteousness Romans 4:1-12 09-14-14
LESSON 10 That the Promise May Rest on Grace Romans 4:13-25 09-21-14
LESSON 11 Since We Have Been Justified by Faith Romans 5:1-5 09-28-14
LESSON 12 While We Were Still Weak Romans 5:6-11 10-05-14
LESSON 13 The Free Gift Is Not Like the Trespass Romans 5:12-21 10-12-14
LESSON 14 United in Death, United in Life Romans 6:1-11 10-19-14
LESSON 15 Having Become Slaves of God Romans 6:12-23 10-26-14
LESSON 16 We Belong to Christ to Bear Fruit for God Romans 7:1-6 11-02-14
LESSON 17 War Wages Within Romans 7:7-25 11-09-14
LESSON 18 There Is Therefore Now No Condemnation Romans 8:1-11 11-16-14
  THANKSGIVING SERVICE TBA 11-23-14
LESSON 19 The Spirit of Adoption As Sons Romans 8:12-17 11-30-14
LESSON 20 Those Whom He Justified, He Also Glorified Romans 8:18-30 12-07-14
LESSON 21 If God Is for Us Romans 8:31-39 12-14-14
  CHRISTMAS SERVICE TBA 12-21-14
MESSAGE 1 Forgiveness TBA 12-28-14
MESSAGE 1 Love God, Love Your Neighbor TBA 01-04-15
MESSAGE 2 Love God, Love Your Neighbor TBA 01-11-15
MESSAGE 3 Love God, Love Your Neighbor TBA 01-18-15
MESSAGE 4 Love God, Love Your Neighbor TBA 01-25-15
LESSON 22 Romans continued … The Children of the Promise Romans 9:1-13 02-01-15

 

Upcoming Messages in Romans Study …

 

LESSON # Title Text Date
LESSON 8 Righteousness of God Revealed Apart from Law Romans 3:19-31 09-07-14
LESSON 9 Faith Counted as Righteousness Romans 4:1-12 09-14-14
LESSON 10 That the Promise May Rest on Grace Romans 4:13-25 09-21-14
LESSON 11 Since We Have Been Justified by Faith Romans 5:1-5 09-28-14
LESSON 12 While We Were Still Weak Romans 5:6-11 10-05-14
LESSON 13 The Free Gift Is Not Like the Trespass Romans 5:12-21 10-12-14

 

 

 

 

STUDY SHEETS for August 24, 2014

Good Friday Morning,

We continue through Romans and the Apostle Paul continues to contrast the sinfulness of man with the righteousness of God. This is a good thing. We need to know the true power of our salvation and the depths from which we have been rescued.

There is none righteous, no not one. Not even close. We know that. We sing the songs. We accept the theology.

But I wonder if we do truly believe this. Before Christ we were dead – as in dead – in our trespasses. We were without help, without hope, without God, without Christ.

Sinners at an infinite distance from a holy, righteous God.

But God made a way. Not through anything we could do but he provided his righteousness for our passage into his presence. In Christ we have gone from utter despair and infinite distance from God to an intimacy that is beyond our comprehension.

But to fully taste this goodness of the Lord, we need to know the depths of our sin. So Paul keeps beating the drum. The sinfulness of man and the righteousness of God

Message Title: None Righteousness. No, Not One!

Message Text: Romans 3:1-18

STUDY SHEETS for Sunday August 17, 2014

Good Friday Evening Everyone,

Time flies when we are having fun, right! NFL preseason starting, SEC football almost here. Late summer and fall can be great. But then winter … Ugh!

Anyway, we continue in Romans and Paul continues to “come after” the established religious folk. We could consider that Paul is merely venting or just enjoys kicking dirt in their face, or we could maybe consider his love for the Jewish people and look at this as softening up their hard, calloused shell so the goodness of God’s truth will penetrate as he continues through this amazing letter.

We do that sometimes …

Just venting … getting it off our chest … but why?

Today maybe we can substitute “evangelical or fundamental Christian” for “Jew,” and
“the Bible” for “the law” but the issue is the same. We claim to have it all and know ourselves as guides to the blind and light shining in darkness.

But has our religion led us into something other than an assent to, or a knowledge of, the truth of God? Is our truth compelling enough to change our lives? We say that Jesus is Lord but does he rule our lives? Do we obey him no matter what?

How foolish to call God Sovereign, when as mere humans we call his holy instruction into question and defy and disobey him in basic tenets of the faith!

We strain God’s holy words through our grids of human rationalization and personal self-interest. We no longer hear God. We merely talk to ourselves.

I love God’s people, but I have no qualms about attacking religion that takes us farther from God even though we profess intimacy with our lips.

Dave

Message Title: Checking our Firmware – Pop Quiz for Guides to the Blind!

Message Text: Romans 2:17-29