Romans Volume 7

Passage: Romans 15:14-16:27

Title: I Love You and I Always Will

Theme: Although this last section of Paul’s letter to the church in Rome is a bit all over the place, one thing seems to stick out: the people. There’s affection. There are greetings. There are longings to be together but a subtle undertone that it might not happen in this life. So it is a very people-centric passage.

"And That's a Wrap" - Romans 16:25-27

Speaker: Nathan Hrouda  Date: Aug 14, 2016

Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith— to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.


"Watch Out for Divisions" - Romans 16:17-20

Speaker: Aaron Ritter   Date: Aug 07, 2016

Church discipline is an uncomfortable topic but it is not an obscure one. It is a tool God has given the church. And when we understand his intentions for it, we are driven to worship — because we see the wisdom of God and how his love and holiness mesh together. God is merciful and full of grace but he is also a holy, protective Father.


"Greet One Another" - Romans 16:1-16

Speaker: John Larsen  Date: Jul 31, 2016

Our names matter to God. And they should matter to each of us, because the way we greet each other is a picture of how God greets us in Christ. The saving grace of Jesus enables us to share a "holy kiss" with God and each other. Amen.


"What Mattered to Paul" - Romans 15:15-33

Speaker: Perry Paulding  Date: Jul 24, 2016

God made us to be on mission. He wants us to pursue our mission "most gladly" — with an obedience prompted by faith. And it was Paul's faith — as evidenced by his healthy fear of the Lord, his love for Christ and his partaking of the gospel itself — that drove him the ends of the world.


"An Offering Acceptable" - Romans 15:14-16

Speaker: John Meyer  Date: Jul 17, 2016

Admonishing should be a normative part of the Christian life. Hearing truth is good and necessary but it is not enough. We need one another to lovingly and wisely admonish, warn and encourage. You can't go where you really want to go by yourself. Grant people the space to speak to you. Good hearts. Full of truth. Can't lose.