God's Good News
The Spirit of Christ Changes Everything
July 19, 2020 • John Anderson
It’s become very easy to go to church in America, to have a form of religion in your life, and not know Jesus personally. In this passage from Romans 8, Paul reminds us that when the Holy Spirit indwells us, things change! There are new desires, new power for serving God and a brand new outlook on life.
The Struggle Is Real!
Romans 7:7-25 • July 5, 2020 • John Anderson
Through receiving new life in Christ, we now have a spiritual nature. However, the old nature was not completely eradicated, and we experience the pull of sin toward old life habits! How do we win the struggle to live a sanctified life in the midst of a sinful world?
Who Has Captured You?
Romans 6:15-23 • June 21, 2020 • John Anderson
The Apostle Paul reminds us that we are all in bondage - either to sin or to the yoke of the Lord Jesus Christ. We all make choices about who our master will be. Christ has, at great cost, freed us from sin and He deserves to be in control of our lives!
How Dead People Should Live
Romans 6:1-5 • March 1, 2020 • John Anderson
Justification settles our position before God. Sanctification deals with our condition. When we were crucified with Christ, our flesh died! Dead people can be raised to newness of life in Christ, and should not live the way they used to, covered in grave clothes.
“I” Am in the Middle
Romans 5:12-21 • February 23, 2020 • John Anderson
We can’t hide from the fact that each one of us is a sinner. Where did sin come from? What is the result of sin upon mankind? Is there really a cure, a solution to my sin problem? Thank God that where sin abounded, His grace did much more abound!
Romans 4:16-25 • February 9, 2020 • John Anderson
Is your faith the kind that absolutely cannot be shaken? Is it a faith that not only believes that God can, but knows that God will? Paul talks to us in this text about the faith of Abraham, and the fact that this same faith can help us today to be fully persuaded that what God promises, He will perform.
Justified By Faith Alone
Romans 3:28; 4:1-15 • February 2, 2020 • John Anderson
So many people are trusting in the wrong things to get them into a right relationship with God - family and religious heritage, good deeds, religious practices, etc. However, God’s Word claims that only one thing will make us right with God, salvation by faith alone in the work of Jesus Christ.
Righteous Before God part 2
Romans 3:21-31 • November 17, 2019 • John Anderson
We continue to examine the fact that we cannot mix our good deeds with the holiness and righteousness of God. Christ became the propitiation for the sins of man. God’s holiness has been fully satisfied by the sacrifice of His Son, and He can now look again in favor upon men. By all means, say “Yes” to God’s grace!