David continues our studies (part 2) in Romans 8:18-27 teaching about God's first fruits given to us and our deep groan for for more.
David continues our studies in Romans 8:18-27 teaching about our beautiful but broken creation and God's plan for redemption.
Adoption meant something a bit different in ancient times - David explains the enormity of the grace conferred on us when we become sons and daughters of God.
David teaches out of Romans 8:1-11 showing how it fulfils the prophesy in Ezekiel 37 that the Holy Spirit will breath life into our skin and bones and free us from condemnation.
There is huge encouragement in Paul's confession in Romans 7 that he is in a battle to stop doing what he knows is wrong and to do what he knows is right. David examines 3 steps to take to reach freedom from from the sin conundrum.
David shows how there are only two possible decisions open to mankind and one leads to death but the other leads to glorious life where death is no more.
David looks at how Romans 6 describes a before (when we choose to sin) and an after (when we are set free not to sin) and challenges us to live in the after not the before.
Romans 5:12-21 - Kingdom Top Trumps, David shows how Jesus has grace to cover everything the enemy would throw at us.
David shows how Romans 5:5-8 reveals God's love as an event and as an experience.
David Flowers teaches on what Romans 5 says about suffering and interviews Cyndy Dowling.
Consistent with his merciful purpose, he has paid the price, taken the pain and stepped across the cosmos to be reconciled to you and me. He holds out his hands and says, “you are forgiven, let us be at peace.”
Six big words: righteousness, law, sin, grace, boasting, faith. How do they all fit together? It's a story of grace.
One thing that is certain is the existence of evil and sin. But Paul shows that God has intervened in history to show a way for mercy.
Your conscience is an essential part of who you are, God created you with a good conscience. It is not there to make decisions for you, it has no right to chirp away condemning you. It is a voice from your soul.
One day all the lights will come on but in the meantime God's kindness gives us chance after chance to repent and get straight with him.
We can tell what God is like from creation and his general revelation. We get to know him through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Without him wrath, with him, righteousness.
What is sin, where does it came from, what does it look like, what does it do to us and what can be done about it?
God has revealed Himself and given us the freedom to choose - to choose to worship Him or to worship that which He has created, idolatry. David illustrates the choice and its results and comments on Paul's use of homosexuality as an illustration.
Forgiveness says, "Go, you are free, sin no more". Righteousness says, "Come, be welcomed into my presence, let me make you right".
Truth says, "You have done something bad."
Shame says, "You are something bad."
Hearing the gospel puts us into debt, tempts us with shame but releases power, power for salvation.
#faithinrome is trending. Paul can't wait to get there to strengthen and encourage but is being held back.
Is Church what we do on a Sunday morning? Is it the building in which we worship? In Romans 1 Paul defines the Church without using the word at all. The Church is those who are loved, called and holy.
The gospel is a message that reaches out to everyone. All are invited to believe, belong and behave - for His name's sake.
There is no other gospel, just the one about the One who was man and is God
We aren't sinners because we sin, we sin because we are sinners. Paul's discussion about sin wrapped round an explanation of baptism.
When we are exposed to the good news - everything changes.