Category: Romans

The New Trinity
February 20th, 2011

Romans 16 How do you keep in touch with your friends? Phone? Email? Facebook? Twitter? People used to write letters. How many people here have written a letter or a postcard and mailed it in the last year? [25% raised their hands] In the days before keyboards, people wrote long letters and penmanship used to […]

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Christ’s work through us
February 13th, 2011

Romans 15:14-21 You sit down and write a passionate letter to a woman you love. It is a masterful letter, recounting how you met and how your heart leaped out at your first sight of her as she entered the room. You brilliantly describe all the things you so much admire about her: the way […]

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Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?
January 23rd, 2011

Romans 14:1-15:7 Picture Paul writing his letter to the followers of Jesus in Rome. He poured his head and heart into the first eight chapters, writing down the theology of the church. Then he paused and asked himself, “What about my fellow Jews?” Many Gentiles were coming to faith in Jesus but fewer and fewer […]

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Love Your Neighbor: Good idea, but why should I?
January 16th, 2011

Romans 13:8-14 Atomic clocks are the most accurate keepers of time. Since 1967, the International System of Units (SI) has defined the second as the duration of 9,192,631,770 cycles of radiation corresponding to the transition between two energy levels of the caesium-133 atom. (How many of you already knew that?) So time is regular. Time […]

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Loving our enemies
February 14th, 2010

Romans 12:14, 17-21 One day in the early months of my time in Rabat, I was waiting by the Shell station on Mohammed VI for a woman who was going to show me some houses for Annie and I to look at. As I was waiting this guy came up to me acting crazy. He […]

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