Sermons on Romans

Martin Luther: Man for Today

Romans 1:16-17 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. 17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by…

One Thing You Can’t Do in Heaven

Romans 10:13-17 13 For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” 14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?…

The Master Manipulator

Romans 8:28 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose. Dear Friends in Christ, If you were to go into my office and sneak a peak under the pad that sits on my desk, you would find this…

The Hard Work of Peacemaking, Part 2

Romans 12:17-21 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It…

A Surrendered Life, Part 1

Romans 12:1-2 A Living Sacrifice 12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then…

The Unexpected

Romans 8:28 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Dear Friends in Christ, Three years ago, I was had lunch with one of the pastors at my home church most of my life, Pastor Schalk..  He…

Love in Spite of Differences

Romans 15:7 7 Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. Dear Friends in Christ, If you happened to be here 2 Sundays ago when I preached my last sermon, you may recall that in my introduction I talked about a custom that Marilyn and I ran…

Friend or Family?

Romans 12:10 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Dear Friends in Christ, Sometimes I come across a story that is so incredible and so heartwarming that I feel it just has to be shared.  So that’s how I want to begin my sermon this morning.  It’s a true…

The Endangered Species of the 21st Century

Romans 16:16 16 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you. Dear Friends in Christ, It happens more times than we can even remember.  All we know is it happens a lot.  You need to contact your insurance company or the phone company or your satellite TV provider.  And…

Nobody is a Nobody

Romans 12:4-5 4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. Dear Friends in Christ, I came across an interesting article recently that…