Messages on Romans

Messages on Romans

The Established Life

Romans 16:25-27 4th Sunday of Advent Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began  but now has been made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures has been made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, for obedience to the faith– to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.…

Some Thoughts on Intercession

Some Thoughts on IntercessionSunday, July 26, 2020 at The First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, IowaRomans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.Romans 8:34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession…

More Than Overcomers

More Than Overcomers Sunday, May 10, 2020 at The First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, Iowa Romans 8:37  Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. John 16:33  These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace.  In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. 1 Samuel 17:45-51  David and Goliath   Introduction: My irrational fear of flight and the…

Newness of life – Easter Sunday

Newness of Life Sunday, April 12, 2020  Resurrection Sunday at The First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, Iowa Romans 6:4 “Therefore we are buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”   Introduction Today is the anniversary of the Resurrection of Jesus, celebrated by Christians around the world.  Some theologians have interpreted the story of the Resurrection…

Led by the Spirit of God

Led by the Spirit of GodRomans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.Sunday, March 29, 2020 at The First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, Iowa Introduction: I can imagine that, centuries ago, a parent who was part of the fledgling nation of Israel, en route to the Promised Land, could show the family the pillar of cloud by night and the pillar of fire by day. It would be so easy…