Transformed — Romans, Part 10

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The bulk of Paul’s letter to the church in Rome describes how it is that people are brought from death to life, spiritually. How should people live if they are now truly alive? Pastor Luke looks at Romans 12:1–8 in “Transformed,” part 10 of his 11-part series “Romans.”

Kindness and Severity — Romans, Part 9

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In Paul’s letter to the Roman church, there is a section directed specifically at people who aren’t Jewish – people like most Christians in churches today. He says that they were grafted into a different tree. What does he mean by that? Pastor Luke preaches from Romans 11:17–24 in “Kindness and Severity,” part 9 of his 11-part series “Romans.”

Sin City — Romans, Part 5

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Is the Grace of God a “Get Out of Jail Free” card? Is the gospel a blank check for sinning? The New Testament says that Christ died for everyone who has faith in him. Does that mean we can sin as much as we want to? Pastor Luke preaches from Romans 6:1–14 in “Sin City,” the concluding message in his series “Romans.”

Character Building — Romans, Part 4

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Because we have peace with God through Christ, we might expect our lives to be smooth sailing. And when they aren’t, we might wonder if we really do have peace with God. The Apostle Paul, however, said that problems help us develop our character, so we can endure and even boast about our problems. Pastor Luke teaches from Romans 5:1–11 in “Character Building,” part 4 of his 5-part series “Romans.”

Righteous — Romans, Part 3

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People can be distinguished according to race, politics, age, sex, and countless other factors. Sometimes these harden into divisions, and that seems to be taking place increasingly today. Is it possible for people to get along? Should we even try? Why? In the first century, the Apostle Paul said we can and we should. Pastor Luke preaches from Romans 3:21–30 in “Righteous,” part 3 of his 4-part series “Romans.”

Sickness — May 29, 2022

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What should we think about sickness? Thinking about sickness is necessary because we all get sick, and so do the people we care about. But thinking about sickness is hard to do well. An ancient document called the Book of Job can give us a different perspective that can help us as we think about sickness. Pastor Luke looks at Job 2:3–13 in “Sickness.”

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