Part 1 – The Gentile World Is Guilty

Romans 1:18–32

Hear ye! Hear ye! Court is now in session!

The theme of Romans is the righteousness of God, but Paul had to begin with the unrighteousness of man.

Paul followed the basic Biblical patter of first Law and condemnation, then grace and salvation.

In this section, (Rom. 1:18–3:20) God makes three declarations that together prove that all men are sinners and need Jesus Christ as their Savior.

  1. The Gentile World Is Guilty! (Rom. 1:18–32)
  2. The Jewish World Is Guilty! (Rom. 2:1–3:8)
  3. The Whole World Is Guilty! (Rom. 3:9–20)


What Makes a Great Nation?

An Independence Day Message

Deuteronomy 4:7-9

George Washington on his knees praying at Valley Forge

December 1777

Deuteronomy 4:7-9 (nlt)

For what great nation has a god as near to them as the Lord our God is near to us whenever we call on him? And what great nation has decrees and regulations as righteous and fair as this body of instructions that I am giving you today?

“But watch out! Be careful never to forget what you yourself have seen. Do not let these memories escape from your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass them on to your children and grandchildren.

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Are You Praying for Your Church Family?

A Verse-By-Verse study through Romans

Romans 1:8-10

In the opening verses of the letter, Paul introduces himself to the believers in Rome. Some must have known him personally, since he greets them in the final chapter. But many of them he had never met.

So, in these first 17 verses, Paul links himself to his Roman readers in three ways:

  1. He Presented His CREDENTIALS (Rom. 1:1–7)
  2. He Expressed His CONCERN (Rom. 1:8–15)
  3. He Affirmed His CONFIDENCE (Rom. 1:16–17)

Paul proceeds with a second link between himself and the believers in Rome.

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Lessons I Learned from My Dad

Father’s Day Message

Happy Father’s Day!

Fathers play a fundamental role in the lives of their children. We are to protect, provide, nurture and admonish, and point our family to the ultimate source of life, our Heavenly Father. While not perfect, we are to be an earthly representation of who God is.

I lost my dad to diabetes, heart and kidney disease back in September of 2020. As I continue to lead and father my family, I find it difficult to describe the void in my life caused by the absence of my dad. The best way I know to fill the void is: 1) allow the Lord to fill that void with His presence; 2) remember what my dad taught me and live out those principles.

“Pay close attention, friend, to what your father tells you…” Proverbs 1:8a (Msg) 

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Resurrection Sunday? So What?

1 Corinthians 15:1-8 (nkjv)

1 Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand,

by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,

and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve.

After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep.

After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles.

Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time.

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