A Joy-filled Certainty

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READ : Romans 8:18-39 What wonderful certainties can flood our hearts with joy? Welcome, friends to this final study in our series on the heart of the gospel, studies in Romans Chapter 1-8. Today we deal with the triumphant hope of believers in Jesus and their joy-filled certainty about the future. This is one of the distinguishing marks of New Testament Christianity. As Peter writes elsewhere, we have been born again through the resurrection of Jesus Christ to a living …

Led by the Spirit

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READ : Romans 8:1-17 What does the Holy Spirit bring about in the depths of our lives? Welcome, friends to this ninth in our series on the heart of the gospel, studies in Romans Chapters 1-8. Today we begin chapter 8 which is one of the most pivotal, profound, inspiring chapters in the whole Bible! As we move from Chapter 7 with its agonizing inner struggle to Chapter 8, it’s like a sudden gust of fresh air and a wind …

Our Inner Struggle

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READ : Romans 7:1-25 What cure can there be for our agonizing inner conflict? Welcome, dear friends, to another in our series on the heart of the gospel, studies in the letter to the Romans, chapters 1-8. Today it’s chapter 7, a very powerful explanation about the continuing struggle that believers continue to have, even after they are justified and united with Christ in death and resurrection. Here’s a sample of the way the apostle Paul talks about that inner …

Crucified and Risen With Christ

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READ : Romans 6:1-23 What does it mean for our daily living that we have died and been raised with Christ? Welcome, dear friends, to this seventh in our series on the heart of the gospel, studies in Romans chapters 1-8. We’ve been emphasizing the gift of justification by faith. Through simple trust in Jesus Christ who died for us we are totally forgiven and accepted by God. We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ and the …

How Great God's Love!

William C. Brownson Uncategorized

READ : Romans 5:1-11 What shows us how greatly we are loved by God? Welcome, friends, to this sixth in our series on the heart of the Christian faith, the heart of the gospel, from Romans, chapters 1-8. We’ve talked about: (1) what the gospel is, and how all the evil in the world comes from our suppression of the truth about God, (2) how wrong it is to judge others since we are all under the power of sin. …

Abraham – Pioneer (Leader) of Faith

William C. Brownson Uncategorized

READ : Romans 4:1-25 What can Abraham and David teach us about real faith? Abraham’s Faith in God Now today Paul wants to show us that this theme of salvation by faith is not a new thing! In fact, faith has always been the way God accepts people, beginning with Abraham. Listen to these words from chapter 4. Abraham, long ago, is our leader into faith. What then are we to say was gained by Abraham, our ancestor according to …