Sermons on Romans

God’s Laws of Love

Romans 13:10 10 Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. Dear Friends in Christ,                                                                                   Rom. 13:10 I came across an interesting article that appeared in an issue of the American Family Association Journal.  This article was entitled “The New Morality” and it was based upon a recent…

A Friend in High Places

Romans 8:34 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Dear Friends in Christ, Have you ever met or known anyone in high places?  You know the kind of person I’m talking about,…

Recovery 101

Romans 1:16 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. Dear Friends in Christ, I’m going to put a picture on the screens right now and I want you to see if you can identify what…

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…