We finish off our series in Romans with the climax to Romans chapter 8. Paul leaves the believer in no doubt that God is for us and that we will never be separated from his love. An opposition we face, any difficulties or trials are no match for the love of God for us.
As we look at Romans 8 we notice that about 2/3rds of the references in Romans to the work of the Holy Spirit are found in this chapter. The Holy Spirit assures us that we are God’s Children. The Holy Spirit helps us in our prayers. The Holy Spirit assures us that in all the […]
Paul opens up this section of Romans 8 by acknowledging that the result of sin has brought suffering. Yet compared with the glory to come for the Christian, our suffering and trials are not worth comparing. As God’s children, we must expect suffering, even as evidence that we are truly God’s children and disciples. So […]
Paul reminds us that those who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God (v.14). This is so re-assuring. Not only does God’s Holy Spirit awaken in ourselves a deep longing to know God and to know Jesus but He reminds us continually that we are part of the family. As Christians […]
We begin this sermon considering that Christianity is no add on in the believer’s life. God is not merely useful to us but absolutely necessary. God does not just come to upgrade our lives – to make them better. But rather he must become the centre of our lives as we deny ourselves taking up […]
What about that person and I think what Paul writes here is one of the best treatises on the subject that you are ever likely to find! While before becoming a Christian, Paul could see in himself a desire to flout the law, to do what the law told him not to do, now there […]
Paul is continuing to answer the question of whether or not because we are justified by grace and not by works, whether then how we live actually atters? Can I not just continue to sin? If I am dead to the law, can I not live however I please? Surely I have no need to […]
The sobering question is to ask ourselves, “Who is our master”? Who do we follow? Our master is the one we follow! If we follow sin then sin is our master. If we follow Jesus then he is our master! Paul is urging the Roman Christians not to allow sin to be their master but […]