Romans 2017

Sunday Morning Service

Romans 16:6-27

Sunday Morning Second Service • April 8, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh

"How can we be wise about good and innocent about evil? Simple: know your Bibles! And then do what it says! Trust that God's Word is best for you...This whole wonderful book has no value to you it it isn't personal to you! Do you know Jesus Christ? Do you know this mystery of Christ in you, the hope of glory!?"

Romans 15:26-16:5

Sunday Morning Third Service • March 18, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh

"The genuine Christian has to develop a heart for God's people. Now, I know it can be hard sometimes. Hard because people sometimes cause enormous problems. But Paul loved them, and, in so doing, he sets an example for us today. Ask God to give you a deeper love for the people around you. Even the irritating ones."

Romans 15:14-27

Sunday Morning Second Service • March 11, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh

"All Christians, whether of Jewish or gentile background, have a priestly duty to perform as ministers of the gospel. Every church needs to see people getting saved! Evangelism is, therefore, vital."

Romans 15:1-13

Sunday Morning First Service • March 4, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh

"Paul began in chapter 14 by exhorting stronger Christians to accept those who are weak. But here, he appeals to the entire congregation to accept one another just as they were accepted by God."

Romans 14:15-23

Sunday Morning First Service • February 25, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh

Romans 14:4-15

Sunday Morning Third Service • February 18, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh

"Christians are called to judge behavior but we are not called to judge people. Paul's point here is that since God accepts everyone, how dare we not do likewise?"

Romans 14:1-4

Sunday Morning Second Service • February 11, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh

"This chapter is a continuation on Paul's theme of loving one another. We owe love--a continuing, unpayable debt--to everyone always. In chapter 14, we learn that true love is patient and tolerant with those whose views are different. I am not talking about tolerating lies about Jesus; I am talking about being tolerant of differing levels of faith and maturity. This chapter is about letting God change you while recognizing that God doesn't need you to change anyone else."

Romans 13:11-14

Sunday Morning First Service • February 4, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh

"Think about getting up in the morning, taking a shower, and then putting on the filthiest clothes you can find. None of us would do that, would we? No. Instead, we are to put on the Lord Jesus! Just as we put on clothing to be seen by the people we come into contact with, Paul says we are to put on Jesus so that, when people look at us, they see Jesus."

Romans 13:6-12

Sunday Morning First Service • January 28, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh

"Love is the only thing on earth more powerful than evil. Change in our world depends on the ability of Christians to love others the way Jesus loves us! Politics won't change hearts, arms treaties won't do it, protest marches and boycotts won't do it! If we would just follow Jesus' example of love, our world would be dramatically transformed! People would be getting saved faster than we could build churches to house them."

Romans 13:1-5

Sunday Morning Third Service • January 21, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh

"In Paul's time, there were zealous Jews who thought themselves above the law. Even more than that, they held that submitting to Rome was an act of treason against Israel and against God. In this passage, Paul is warning people from Jewish backgrounds (and the rest of us as well) that everyone means everyone."

Romans 12:14-21

Sunday Morning First Service • January 14, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh

"Sincere love shows no favorites. Sincere love harbors no prejudices. Sincere love is a love that equalizes people because the man or woman who sincerely loves God cannot be conceited, thinking themselves better than someone else."

Romans 12:9-13

Sunday Morning First Service • January 7, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh

"There are things the world cannot understand let alone accomplish. These are things that even Christians cannot accomplish on their own no matter how hard we try! Your mind must be made new. Your thoughts, your behavior transformed. Even then you must be filled with the Holy Spirit day-by-day and minute-by-minute."

Romans 12:3-8

Sunday Morning Second Service • December 17, 2017 • Ron Arbaugh

"What Paul does as we begin this study is to show us what God's perfect will looks like for individuals and for the body of Christ in general. This is the list of how-to's or what-to's that so many of us long for! We can use all of this when we leave here today."

Romans 12:2

Sunday Morning Third Service • December 10, 2017 • Ron Arbaugh

"Our job, as Christians, is to reject the old, familiar patterns of worldliness and embrace the patterns of newness found only in Jesus Christ."

Romans 12:1

Sunday Morning First Service • December 3, 2017 • Ron Arbaugh

"If you are a Christian, this study sets the table for your life to be completely and radically changed! These things are so simple, so straightforward, so reasonable, that if you listen and let God speak to your heart, life will begin to make sense."