As we continue in Romans, we see how the Gospel is the power for salvation, and only comes by faith in Jesus Christ.
Sermon Text: Romans 1:8-17
Other Scripture References: Romans 15:22-25
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Questions for further Study:
- How are you encouraged by those in the church?
- How can you be an encouragement to others?
- What would be reasons that you could be ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus?
- What does this passage reveal about mankind/you?
- What does this passage reveal about grace (undeserved kindness)?
- What does this passage reveal about the Character of God?
- Is there a call to action in these verses that you need to respond to?
- Who is someone in your life that needs to hear the Truth taught in these verses? Will you share it with them?
Quotes from Today's Sermon
“Religions are man’s search for God; the Gospel is God’s search for man. There are many religions, but one Gospel.” - E Stanley Jones
The Fellowship of the Unashamed
I am a part of the fellowship of the Unashamed. I have the Holy Spirit Power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I won't look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure. I am finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tame visions, mundane talking, chintzy giving, and dwarfed goals. I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I don't have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by presence, learn by faith, love by patience, lift by prayer, and labor by power.
My pace is set, my gait is fast, my goal is Heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions few, my Guide is reliable, my mission is clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, deterred, lured away, turned back, diluted, or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I won't give up, back up, let up, or shut up until I've preached up, prayed up, paid up, stored up, and stayed up for the cause of Christ. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I must go until He returns, give until I drop, preach until all know, and work until He comes.
And when He comes to get His own, He will have no problem recognizing me. My colors will be clear for "I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.."