Category Archives: Romans

A Message from the Master Broadcaster

Matthew 13:1-23 Introduction Broadcasting is the communication of a message through various forms of media.  You might find it interesting to note broadcasting took place years before radio and television.  In fact, the concept of broadcasting has an agricultural meaning.  According to one dictionary the term “broadcast” can mean “To sow (seed) over a wide

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Riches in Romans

Sermon Outline “The clearest gospel of all” (Martin Luther) A letter of Paul to a strange congregation; the nearest thing to a theological treatise in all of Paul’s writings. Two fold purpose: (1) to prepare the congregation at Rome for Paul’s coming and (2) to provide a comprehensive and logical exposition of the gospel. Written

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What the Bible Has to Say About Gambling

Introduction: A woman was in a gambling casino for the first time. As she walks the floor, looking at all of the pretty lights, the machines and the special tables she is awestruck. The woman walks up to a roulette wheel and watches as someone plays a round. The attendant invites her to join the game and she

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What Does it Mean to be a Missionary?

Romans 15:14-33 Introduction: When people here in the USA are asked to support missions, they often wonder what do missionaries do? It reminds me of a cartoon I once read: Illustration: In a “Peanuts” cartoon, Lucy asks Charlie Brown, “Why are we here on Earth?” Charlie replied, “To make other people happy.” Lucy replied, “Then why are they

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This Hope Which Does Not Disappoint

Romans 5:1-5 Bernie Madoff has made off with 50 billion dollars of investor funds. He played what is called the Ponzi game. Charles Ponzi was a 1920’s style Bernie Madoff, who defrauded thousands of New Englanders with a postage stamp speculation scam. Now, the term Ponzi scheme is used to describe those efforts to swindle

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My House is Worth What?

Romans 2:1-24 Illustration: Three home owners in three different parts of the country strategize on maximizing their homes’ values. Romans is talking about the family of God . . . the Jews. They were valuable in God’s sight. Yet, they neglected this value, turned their backs upon God, and suffered greatly. Today, thanks be to God,

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God’s Kindness to the Undeserving

2 Samuel 9 Remember, much of what we see in the OT is a foreshadowing of the coming of Christ. David, who the Messiah will be from his lineage, is foreshadowing and prophetic of the Messiah. 1) The family of Saul were David’s enemies. Yet, David reached out to the house of Saul. God reaches

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God Sees, Hears, and Understands

Luke 1:5-17 I. God Sees and understands your sufferings, (Luke 1:5). In the time of King Herod . . . this was a dark time for God’s children. Herod is one who is called “the Great” because he built some magnificent buildings. He is responsible for rebuilding the temple, but also polluted the land with

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God Bless America

Genesis 12:1-3 Introduction Dr. Ron Herrod was unaware that I would preach this message.  Interestingly, yesterday he sent a brief message that could serve as its thesis.  He writes: “GOD BLESS AMERICA AS WE CELEBRATE 235 YEARS OF FREEDOM” May you and your family enjoy a blessed day of celebration for the freedom given to

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Get Rid of Your Anxiety

Philippians 4:6-7 When the news first came that Pearl Harbor had been bombed [World Trade Center had been destroyed], what did you feel? I know that many people felt anxiety. The Scripture says, however, not to be anxious. I. Be Anxious For Nothing a. Because it usually doesn’t come to pass, (Matthew 6). Abraham Lincoln

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