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Chapter 1

Romans

Romans 1:1-7 Greetings from an Apostle

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 1, as we begin our study in this great what we could call the gospel of Paul to the Romans. And the book of Romans, as we have already mentioned this morning, has been used mightily by God over the course of church history. Many examples come...

Apostles' Creed

The Apostles' Creed I Believe in Jesus Christ His Only Son Our Lord Romans 1:1

If you have your Bible, I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 1. We’re working our way through the Apostles’ Creed. Previously we were looking at Creation, and the phrase “I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.” And it was appropriate that we pause and...

Romans

Romans 1:8-10 Paul’s Prayer Report

If you have your Bibles I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 1 and we’ll look at verses 8 through 10. We began our study of this great gospel of Romans last week together, and even in Paul’s words of greetings we found that they were chock full of the gospel and chock full of significance. We...

Romans

Romans 1:11-15 Paul’s Purpose to Preach

If you have your Bibles I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 1 as we continue to work our way through this great gospel. As Paul describes for us the very heart of the gospel and then expounds it in his letter to the Romans. Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen even in Paul’s...

Sermon on Mar 6, 2011

Romans 1:14-17

The Lord's Day Evening

March 6, 2011

“The Gospel Obligation”

Romans 1:14-17

The Reverend Mr. Sandy Willson

I'm so glad that you all worship on Sunday night too. I think First Presbyterian and Second Presbyterian must be the only two churches left in the country who still have evening services, and I'm glad I belong to one of them because it's a wonderful way to put the bookends...

The Gospel-Centered Life

Sermon on Aug 22, 2010

Romans 1:16-17

The Lord's Day Evening

August 22, 2010

Romans 1:16-17

“The Power of the Gospel: For the World”

(Yes, It's Missions Sunday; It's Always Missions Sunday!)

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

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Romans 1:16-17 Paul’s Good News (The Theme of Romans)

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you turn with me to Romans, chapter 1, as we continue to work through Paul’s letter. In the first fifteen verses of this book Paul has successively given greetings to the Romans, shared a brief prayer report of what he had been praying about for them, and has given...

Monday Morning Quarterback

There are few subjects in the history of the human race more feared and less studied than the wrath of God. In our day, the wrath of God is rarely mentioned from the pulpit (or the pew). Instead, most people balk at the idea that God would ever be angry. One theologian at the turn of the century summarizes well our popular view of God: “A God without...

Romans

Romans 1:18-20 The Bad News: The Wrath of God against Mankind Bad News for Bad Pagan; We Have No Excuse

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 1, verse 18. We’re continuing to work our way through this glorious epistle of Paul to the Romans. The last time we were together we were in verses 16...

Romans

Sermon on May 7, 2000

Romans 1:21-23

Romans 1:21-23

We Know God, But Don't Glorify Him

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 1, verses 21-23. As we continue to work through the first chapter of this great Epistle. Paul announced the theme of the book in verses 16 and 17, and said that the gospel was the power of God to...

Romans

Romans 1:24-25 God Gave Them Over - 1

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 1 as we continue to study through Paul’s letter to the Romans. We have been in Romans chapter 1 for a number of weeks now, and we even began a new section a few weeks ago when Paul introduces the words...

Romans

Romans 1:26-27 God Gave Them Over (2)

If you have your Bibles I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, Chapter 1. The first seventeen verses of Romans are shot through with the gospel, even though to a large extent they are introductory. In the first seven verses Paul is giving greetings to the Roman churches. Even in the context of those verses he...

Romans

Romans 1:28-32 God Gave Them Over (3)

If you have your Bibles I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 1 as we continue to work our way through the first chapter of this great book. You remember Paul’s argument as we’ve been looking at it the last few weeks. Beginning in Romans 1, 16 and 17 he has set forth in outline...

Chapter 2

Romans

Romans 2:1-3 We Have No Excuse

Open your Bibles, please to Romans chapter 2, as we continue to work our way through this great letter of the apostle Paul to the Romans. Let me remind you where we have come from so far, so you will appreciate Paul’s argument today. In the first half of Romans chapter 1, Paul has introduced us to...

Romans

Romans 2:4

Contempt for God's Kindness

As you take your Bibles in hand, please turn to Romans, chapter 2, verse 4. As we have worked through Paul’s letter to the Romans, especially beginning in Romans 1:18 to the end of the chapter, we have seen Paul demonstrate two things. First of all the justice of God’s condemnation, the justice of God’s wrath...

Romans

Romans 2:5-11 God Will Judge Justly

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 2. We will be reading verses 5-11. Let me remind you where we have come from so far. The apostle has announced the theme of this book in Romans chapter 1, verses 16 and 17. He has said that the gospel, the gospel...

Romans

Romans 2:12-16 God's Righteous Judgment on All

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 2. We continue to work our way through Paul’s gospel to the Romans. You remember in Romans, chapter 1, verses 18 through 32, Paul had spoken especially to those pagans who were Gentiles who had never heard the law of Moses, and he...

Romans

Sermon on Jul 9, 2000

Romans 2:17-20

Romans 2:17-20 The Jew's Confidence Empty

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 2, verse 17. We’ve been working through Paul’s letter for a number of weeks now. Ever since Romans 1:18 we have been emphasizing that Paul’s point throughout this long passage that runs all the way to Romans 3:20 is to explain why we need...

Romans

Romans 2:21-24 The Jew's Failure

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 2, verse 21, as we continue to work through this glorious gospel of Romans. Though it’s a letter to a local congregation, it certainly does contain for us a beautiful presentation of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have emphasized over the last...

Romans

Romans 2:25-29 The Difference Between Inward and Outward Righteousness

If you would, please take your Bibles in hand and turn with me to Romans, chapter 2, and look at verse 25. We’ll continue to work through this great letter of the apostle to the church of the Romans. Romans, chapter 1, verses through 18 through 32. The apostle had made it clear that the Gentiles...

Chapter 3

Romans

Romans 3:1-4 Objection Overruled (1)

As we begin to look at this passage, I would like to remind you that Paul is helping us, as believers, to know how to speak to unbelievers. We ask ourselves, how can we be more effective as we speak to our friends and our neighbors, and there are various programs by which you can be trained in this. For...

Romans

Romans 3:5-8 Objection Overruled (2)

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn to Romans, chapter 3 and verse 5 as we continue working through the book of Romans together. Let me remind you that in Romans, chapter 1 the first verse through the 17th verse, the apostle introduces us to the theme of his book. He focuses on the person...

Romans

Romans 3:9-18 All Are Under Sin

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 3, as we continue to work our way through this glorious letter of the apostle Paul to the church in Rome, but by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to all of us, because all Scripture is given by inspiration and is profitable for...

Romans

Romans 3:19-20 The Law Can't Save You

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 3, verse 19. The last time we were together we said that Paul was beginning his closing arguments. Ever since Romans, chapter 1, verse 18, we said Paul has been functioning like a prosecuting attorney, both for the Jews and for the Gentiles...

Romans

Romans 3:21-26 (4) Justification by Grace Through Faith

If you have your Bibles I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 3, verse 21. We’ll look at this section of Romans one more time. We’ve been working our way through the whole gospel, and we’ve paused, and we have tarried for three weeks, breaking apart Romans 3:21 through 26 into three parts. And...

Romans

Romans 3:21-26 The Righteousness which comes by Faith

If you have your Bibles I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 3, verse 21 as we continue our study through this great book. Paul has spent the last two or more chapters making it very clear that all the world stands guilty before God. He has done this because if we do not...

Romans

Romans 3:21-26 (2) Justification by Grace Through Faith

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 3, beginning in verse 21. Just to remind you of a couple of things before we look at this great passage today. We’re going to focus on the very end of verse 22, and then verses 23 and 24. But Paul, for...

Romans

Romans 3:21-26 (3) Atonement and Justification

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 3, as we continue to look at this great passage from Romans 3:21-26 in which Paul begins to set forth the good news. Over and over we’ve said in Romans 1 and 2, and the first part of Romans 3 from Romans 1:18 to...

The Five Questions of Membership

The Lord's Day Morning September 17, 2006 Romans 3:23 “Church Membership (1): Do you acknowledge yourselves to be sinners in the sight of God, justly deserving His displeasure, and without hope save in His sovereign mercy?

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans–first in chapter three, then we're going to go back to chapter two, and...

Romans

Sermon on Oct 1, 2000

Romans 3:27-31

Romans 3:27-31 Faith: The Instrument by Which We Receive the Righteousness of God

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 3. We’ve been in Romans 3:21 through 26 for the last few weeks as we have meditated upon this glorious doctrine of justification by grace through faith. And just as Isaiah, before he gives us that beautiful...

Romans

Sermon on Oct 8, 2000

Romans 3:27-31

Romans 3:27-31 (2) Faith Alone

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 3. We’re going to be looking again at that same section that we’ve been pondering for the last couple of weeks beginning in verse 27. Romans 3:27-31. As we do so, we’re going to concentrate especially on Paul’s statement in verse 28 and two parts...

Romans

The Implications of Justification Romans 3:27-31 (3)

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you turn with me to Romans, chapter 3. We come today to our last look at Romans 3:21-31, where Paul is setting forth his teaching of justification by grace through faith alone. Paul has made it very clear in Romans, chapters 1, 2, and 3 that God is a righteous God...

Chapter 4

Romans

The Bible Says Abraham was Justified by Faith Romans 4:1-3.

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 4. We have been looking for a number of weeks in our study of Romans 3 at Paul’s teaching on justification by faith. That is, the teaching whereby Paul sets forth the scriptural truth that the way a person is...

Romans

Romans 4:4-8 David Understood Justification by Faith

If you have your Bibles I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 4. We’ve been looking at this great theme of justification for a number of weeks now, especially as we’ve worked through Romans, chapter 3. Paul there has been explaining justification. Justification simply refers to God’s declaring us to be righteous. And he’s been...

Romans

Faith and the Covenant Sign of Circumcision Romans 4:9-12

If you have your Bibles I would invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 4. We’ve said a number of times as we have continued to work through the book of Romans that there is no more important question that we could ask and answer than how can a man be right with God...

Romans

Faith and the Law Romans 4:13-15

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 4, as we continue to study together through this glorious book. Our minds are very much on the incarnation just now. We’re singing about it. We’re listening to others sing about it. We’re reflecting on it, perhaps individually. And it’s important to realize that...

Romans

Faith, Grace and the Spiritual Seed Romans 4:16-17

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 4. Today, we’re going to try and answer a question, and that question is simple. Why is justification by faith? Why is it that God saves us by trusting in Jesus Christ as He has set forth has set forth in the...

Romans

Abraham’s Faith and Ours Romans 4:18-25

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to take them in hand and turn with me to Romans, chapter 4. In verses 16 and 17 Paul has been answering a hypothetical question that we’ve posed. Somebody says to him, "Well, Paul, we understand that God wants us to be holy, to live in righteousness, to obey His word...

Sermon on Jan 5, 2003

Romans 4:18-22

The Apostles’ Creed I Believe

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Romans 4, as we begin a series of studies in the Apostles’ Creed. As many of you know, the Apostles’ Creed is an elaboration of a very old creed which had been circulating in various areas of early Christianity. In fact, you can find almost all of the component...

Chapter 5

The Lord's Day Morning

January 30, 2005
Romans 5:1-11
“Something to Boast About?”
Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson

Now as we turn together to God's word this morning, let us bow together for a moment of prayer.

Our gracious Father and our God, we thank You that You are a speaking God, and that You are able to make us to be a hearing people. And we pray as...

Please turn with me in your Bibles to Romans chapter 5.  It’s on page 942 in your pew Bible; Romans chapter 5.  And before we read, something to consider - I shared this story a few months ago, but last April, my mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and she now comes to Jackson every three weeks and she does her treatment at St. Dominic’s Hospital.  And when...

Romans

Justification by Faith Means Peace with God Romans 5:1-2

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to take them in hand and turn with me to Romans, chapter 5. Throughout Romans 1 through 4 Paul has shown that God’s promises are obtained by faith. Beginning in Romans 5:1 he draws out the consequences of that great truth for the believer. And so today we...

Romans

Justification by Faith Means the Ability to Rejoice in Sufferings Romans 5:3-5

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 5 as we continue through this great book together. In Romans, chapter 1 and 2, Paul explains to us what our predicament is. What the big problem is. In Romans, chapter 3, he tells us the glorious news...

Romans

Justification by Faith Flows From the Love of God Romans 5:6-8

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 5. As we continue to work our way through this great book of Romans, let me remind you where we have come from. In chapters and 2 the apostle tells us what the problem is, what our predicament is. In chapter 3...

175 and Counting

The Lord's Day Morning

April 15, 2012

“175 and Counting: The Disputed Gospel”

Romans 5:8

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 5, and especially verse 8, although I'd like you to look from verse 6 to 10. We’re going to pick up three other phrases right around Romans 5:8 to help us...

Monday Morning Quarterback

As we continue thinking about the basics of the gospel, last week we established that the gospel is good news about what God has done in sending the promised Messiah, Jesus Christ, to save us. This week, let’s think briefly about why the Gospel is good news for sinners.

Romans

Romans 5:9-11 Justification by Faith Means Freedom from God's Wrath

Through this great chapter in Paul’s book, in which he speaks to us of the implications of justification. True believers love to meditate upon the doctrine of justification. There are many reasons for that. Reminds us of what our Lord Jesus has done for us that we might be brought into friendship and fellowship with...

Last Things

How you think about what happens at life’s end and what happens afterwards shapes how you think about life here and now, doesn’t it? The value and the importance of life, in no small measure, depends on your view of things like death, judgment, heaven, and hell. And so for the next few weeks we are going to take time to consider together the Bible’s teaching on those...

Romans

The Broken Covenant of Works brought Death into the World Romans 5:12-14

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 5. It’s been a month since we’ve been in Romans together, so let me refresh your memories. In Romans 1 and 2 the apostle tells us what the problem is. Our problem. The problem of sin and estrangement...

Romans

The Covenant of Grace Romans 5:15-17

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans 5, and look at verse 15. As we do so let me remind you where we have been. We said last week in Romans 5:12, Paul is beginning a new section of the book of Romans. He is recapitulating for us. He is actually providing...

Romans

Romans 5:18-19 The Parallels Between the Broken Covenant of Works and the Covenant of Grace

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 5. We’re going to be looking at verses 18 and 19, but let me ask you to allow your eyes to roam back to verse 12, because you will remember that in verse 12...

Monday Morning Quarterback

A number of years ago, my wife and I had a fellow minister and his wife over for dinner. While we were enjoying our meal, the doorbell rang. When we opened the door, two Mormon missionaries greeted us. My friend and I began to engage them in conversation, asking them about their beliefs. Quite obviously, these two eager young men had paid attention in their training, rattling off...

Pilgrim's Progress - Christiana's Story

Now turn with me if you would to Romans 5, and we are going to read together the closing verses of Romans 5, beginning at verse 18. Now the reason we're reading these particular verses is because in the particular section of Pilgrim's Progress Part II that we're considering this evening, we are going to see Bunyan emphasizing the doctrine of justification, and Bunyan emphasizing more than just...

Romans

The Good News: There is an Alien Righteousness Romans 5:20-21

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you turn to Romans, chapter 5, we’ll begin in this passage that we’ve been looking at for a few weeks. Romans 5:12 until the end of the chapter, there’s a passage in which Paul goes a long way to explaining why salvation has to be by grace alone...

Romans

Grace Reigns through Righteousness Romans 5:21

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with to Romans, chapter 5. Before we hear the scripture this morning, I want to do two things. I want to remind you where Paul has come in his overall, and then I want to walk you through the five points of his argument that begin at the end...

Chapter 6

United to Christ Romans 6:1-7

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 6. We've been working our way through this great book, and in God's good providence we come to a wonderful passage, which stresses the resurrection of our Savior and its implications for us. We remind you that in Romans, chapter 5, verse 20, if you want to...

Romans

United to Christ Romans 6:1-7

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 6. We’ve been working our way through this great book, and in God’s good providence we come to a wonderful passage, which stresses the resurrection of our Savior and its implications for us. We remind you that in Romans, chapter 5, verse 20, if you want to sneak...

Back in 1999, my dad had to have some serious heart surgery. And one of my great memories growing up with my dad was grilling steaks with him and eating ribs. That all went away! After heart surgery, he had drastic changes to his diet. But I've been interested in that ever since, and I read a study recently from Dr. Edward Miller, who is the CEO and...

Romans

Living in Christ Romans 6:8-14

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 6. As you do so, I want to remind you of a fact that may catch you off guard. For six and a half chapters, the apostle Paul has been writing to us about various things. If you notice, that not one time has he told you do...

Romans

Grace Under Fire Romans 6:15-18

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn to Romans 6. We’re going to be looking at Romans 6, verses 15 through 18 today. I’d like to remind you of a couple of things before we read this passage. From Romans, chapter 3 through 5, Paul has especially reminded us that our forgiveness, our acceptance with God is...

Romans

Slaves of Righteousness Romans 6:19-23

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 6. Paul has made it very clear especially from Romans, chapter 3 to 5, that our justification is by God’s grace. In other words, the forgiveness that we have, the acceptance that we have with God, is the product of God’s work, not our own...

Chapter 7

Romans

The Newness of the Spirit Romans 7:1-6

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 7. We’ll begin in verse 1. We move today into a new chapter of Romans, but not yet into a new section. In Romans 7, the first six verses, from 1 to 6, Paul has one more point to make about our union...

Romans

What Should We Think of the Law? Romans 7:7-12

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to take them and turn with me to Romans chapter 7. We begin a new section of this chapter and book today. Paul has been speaking about the implications of justification. We have outlined some of those. In Romans chapter 5, he reminds us that there is...

Romans

Sermon on Jun 3, 2001

Romans 7:13-25

The Believer's Struggle with Sin (pt1) Romans 7:13-25

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Romans 7. As we do so, let me just make three or four introductory remarks about this great passage. Paul, so far in Romans 7, especially in verses 7-12 has made it clear that the believer's attitude towards the law as a gauge...

Chapter 8

The Best Chapter in the Bible

Sermon on Jun 7, 2009

Romans 8:1-4

The Lord's Day Morning

June 7, 2009

Romans 8:1-4

The Best Chapter in the Bible (1): “No Condemnation”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me in your Bibles to the eighth chapter of Romans, and let me explain a little of the unusual circumstances that we have this morning.

Now when Ligon asked me to preach a series of sermons, twelve weeks or so over...

Romans

The Righteousness of God for Salvation Romans 8:1-4

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 8. We plunge into a new section of this great book. Romans 6, 7 and 8 we've already said are part of a portion of this book in which Paul is emphasizing how grace reigns in righteousness. It's not that justification isn't...

Romans

Flesh and Spirit Romans 8:5-11

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 8. For the summer months we're going to be in this great chapter. It's a chapter that many of us have turned to in time of need, a chapter of great encouragement. We said that there's a theme that runs throughout this chapter, and that...

The Best Chapter in the Bible

The Lord's Day Morning

June 14, 2009

Romans 8:5-8

The Best Chapter in the Bible (2): “Never Mind”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

“O come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord, our maker, for He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, the flock under His care.” Let us worship Him.

Our Lord and our God, we come...

The Best Chapter in the Bible

The Lord's Day Morning

June 21, 2009

Romans 8:9-11

The Best Chapter in the Bible (3):

“Always Mind”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Dr. Ligon Duncan:

“Praise the Lord! People from every nation, laud Him, all of you! For His lovingkindness is great toward us, and the truth of the Lord is everlasting. Praise the Lord!” Let us worship God.

Our Lord and our God, we...

The Best Chapter in the Bible

The Lord's Day Morning

June 28, 2009

Romans 8:12-13

The Best Chapter in the Bible (4): “Killing Fields”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things, and blessed be His glorious name forever. May His glory fill the whole earth. May our lips pour forth His praise. Let us worship God.

Lord our God, as we come...

Romans

Children of God Romans 8:12-17

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 8. We've said that Romans, chapters 6 through 8 speak of the issue of how grace reigns in righteousness, and that Romans, chapter 8 in particular, discusses the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer. And in our first two studies...

Adoption

Romans 8:13 Putting Sin to Death

Turn with me now, if you would, to Romans chapter 8–Paul's epistle to the Romans, chapter 8–and we're going to pick up the reading at verse 12. Before we read together the word of God, let's come before Him in prayer.

Our Father in heaven, this is Your word. It is a light that shines in a dark place. We thank You...

The Best Chapter in the Bible

The Lord's Day Morning

July 12, 2009

Communion Sunday

Romans 8:14-17

“Lovers of Abba”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel who alone does wondrous things. Let us worship God. All honor and blessing with angels above and thanks never ceasing for infinite love. Our Father in Heaven, we come before you this morning desiring to mingle our voices with the angels...

Adoption

Sermon on Nov 25, 2003

Romans 8:18-25

Romans 8:18-25 Sons Displayed In Glory

Turn with me now, if you would, to Romans chapter 8, Romans chapter 8. We've been ranging over a number of texts, dealing as we have been with the series theme of adoption. This glorious theme, that God in His marvelous grace has brought us into a living relationship with Himself, adopted us into His household and family that we should be...

The Best Chapter in the Bible

Sermon on Jul 19, 2009

Romans 8:18-25

The Lord's Day Morning

July 19, 2009

Romans 8:18-25

“Hope of Glory”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things. Let us worship God.

Lord, our God, we come into your presence in the name and by the merit of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The creation, the rocks and hills and rivers and seas praise Your...

Romans

Sermon on Jul 8, 2001

Romans 8:18-25

Present Sufferings/Future Glory

Romans 8:15-25

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to take them and turn with me to Romans, chapter 8. We've already said that in Romans 6 through 8, God is teaching us how it is that grace reigns in righteousness. In Romans, chapter 6, He teaches us the fountain, the source of all godliness, union with Christ. In Romans...

Adoption

Sermon on Nov 19, 2003

Romans 8:26-39

Romans 8:26-39 God's Care for His Children

Turn with me now to Romans chapter 8, Romans chapter 8, a section of Scripture that is probably one of the most well-known, favorite passages, I'm sure, to many of you. We’ll pick it up at verse 26. Romans 8:26:

“In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should,...

Romans

The Spirit Intercedes For Us Romans 8:26-27

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 8. This great chapter is a favorite of so many of us, and we turn to it time and again in our times of need. And no wonder, for this chapter not only shows us about the work of the Holy Spirit in...

Our Scripture lesson tonight comes from Romans, the eighth chapter, beginning at verse 26. In the New Testament, we meet Paul the theologian, Paul the missionary, Paul the prisoner, and tonight Paul the pastor who, writing by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, encourages suffering Christians like you and me. Let’s go to our God in prayer.

Man does not live by bread alone,...

The Best Chapter in the Bible

Sermon on Jul 26, 2009

Romans 8:26-27

The Lord's Day Morning

July 26, 2009

Romans 8:26-27

“Spirit Power”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now, turn with me to the eighth chapter of Romans We’re continuing our series, summer series, on the eighth chapter of Romans — a series we've called “The Best Chapter in the Bible.” This morning, we come to verses 26 and 27 of Romans chapter 8. You’ll notice that it begins with...

The Best Chapter in the Bible

The Lord's Day Morning

August 2, 2009

“Golden Chain”

Romans 8:28-30

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Lord our God, we praise You for all the great things that You have done in calling us and regenerating us, forgiving us our sins, bringing us into union and communion with Jesus Christ. Our hearts brim up and well over with thanksgiving to You, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, for all...

Sermon on Jan 29, 2012

Romans 8:28-39

The Lord's Day Evening

January 29, 2012

“When God Gives Up”

Romans 8:28-39

The Reverend Dr. Ed Hartman

It is a pleasure again to be before you this evening to explore the depths of...

Romans

The Purpose of God Romans 8:28-39

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you turn with me to Romans, chapter 8. Romans, chapters 6 through 8 tell us what it looks like to live in the grace of God. What grace looks like in the life of a believer. And it doesn't tell us that grace means that there is no suffering and pain in...

Sermon on Jan 29, 2012

Romans 8:28-39

It is a pleasure again to be before you this evening to explore the depths of God's Word and to revel in the truth that He set before us. This morning we looked at Matthew chapter 24. We talked about the Gospel of the kingdom. We drew one significant conclusion from that verse, Matthew 24:14, and saw the fact that the Gospel is of the kingdom clearly states...

Romans

God Is For Us, So Who is Against Us? Romans 8:31-32

Please turn with me to Romans, chapter 8. When we come to Romans 8:31, we come to the culmination of Paul's argument in the first eight chapters of the book. From Romans 8:31 to 35 Paul will asked a series of four questions. And those four questions are meant to summarize the main arguments...

The Best Chapter in the Bible

Sermon on Aug 9, 2009

Romans 8:31-37

The Lord's Day Morning August 9, 2009

Romans 8:31-32

“If God is for Us” (1)

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Amen. Now turn with me to Romans 8 as we continue in our exposition of what we've called The Greatest or Best Chapter in the Bible. And we come this morning to Romans 8 and verses 31 and 32.

Now, I want to ask a question: How...

The Best Chapter in the Bible

Sermon on Aug 16, 2009

Romans 8:31-37

The Lord's Day Morning

August 16, 2009

“If God is For Us” (2)

Romans 8:33-34

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me to the eighth chapter of Romans once again as we continue our study of what we've called The Best Chapter in the Bible. We’re at the peroration of it, the closing section of it. There will be one more sermon as we finish off...

Romans

Sermon on Aug 5, 2001

Romans 8:33-34

God Has Justified Us, So Who Can Condemn Us? Romans 8:33-34

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you turn with me to Romans, chapter 8. We’ll be in the 33rd and 34th verses today. We are continuing in this section of Romans 8, which is the climax of Paul's argument in the first eight chapters of the book. When you get to...

Romans

More Than Conquerers Romans 8:35-39

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 8. Today we come to our final study in this great chapter. We’ll be looking at verses 35 to 39. But before your eyes fall on those verses, let me invite you back to verse 1. Let me outline where we have been so far...

The Best Chapter in the Bible

August 30, 2009

The Lord's Day Morning
“No Separation”
Romans 8:35-39

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me to Romans 8 for the last time in this series, this summer series, as we've been working our way through what I've called The Best Chapter in the Bible. Before I read this precious text beginning at verse 5 of Romans 8, we need God's blessing. Let's...

Chapter 9

Romans

The Righteousness of God for Salvation Romans 9:1-5

If you have your bibles, I'd like to invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 9. Today as we launch into a study of this great chapter a few preparatory remarks are in order. The first thing I want to say is this; this is a difficult passage. Don't let that put you off. It's...

Romans

Can God's Promise Fail? Romans 9: 6-13

If you have your Bibles with you I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 9 as we continue to work through this great passage together. I’ll remind you that last week we saw a glimpse into Paul's own heart of compassion and that's very important for us to remember today for a couple of reasons...

Romans

Sermon on Sep 2, 2001

Romans 9:14-18

Isn't it Unfair for God to Choose Some and Not Others? Romans 9:14-18

If you have your Bibles with you I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans 9 as we continue through this great chapter. We are going to be looking at verses 14 to 18 today, but I'd ask you to look back at verses 1 through 13 and allow your eyes...

Romans

How Can God Condemn If We Can't Resist His Will?

Romans 9:19-23

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 9 as we continue to work our way through this great book and chapter. "If God chooses then our choices don't matter." Have you ever had somebody say that to you before? Maybe you said it yourself...

Romans

God's Purpose to Display His Mercy Against Evil Romans 9:22-29

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans 9. We come this morning with burdened hearts to the house of the Lord. It's not that there is just a national crisis; our own congregation has been touched in many ways. We have sons and daughter, and sons-in-law, and daughters-in-law...

Romans

Why Would Someone Reject Salvation? Romans 9:30-33

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 9. When last we were together, we were in Romans 9, verses 22 through 29 in which Paul stressed the fact that God has a purpose: to reveal the glory of His mercy against the backdrop of evil. How timely that word of...

Chapter 10

Romans

The Two Ways of Righteousness Romans 10:1-13

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 10. We've been working our way through the book of Romans, and over the last number of weeks, have been in Romans chapter 9. At the end of Romans 9, beginning in verse 30 we really move into a new section of this...

Some people say of the minister that he always speaks in superlatives. It's always “the greatest,” “the biggest,” “the best,” “the most unusual,” “the worst.” All of these are words frequently you will hear come from the pulpit. Maybe most of those accusations are correct. Maybe we do speak in superlatives. Maybe we try to use the ultimate too much.

Romans

Sermon on Oct 7, 2001

Romans 10:14-21

Romans 10:14-21 Faith Comes by Hearing

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 10. Last week we were in verses 1 through 13 and Paul went out of his way to stress the centrality of faith; we're not saved by our own works, we're not even saved by our own righteousness, we're saved by the righteousness of...

Chapter 11

Romans

Romans 11:1-5 A Remnant Believes, Just as Promised

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 11. We’re continuing to study our way through the entire book of Romans, and today we come to the 11th chapter which is the last chapter in the so called theological portion of the book. Chapters 12 through 16 are concerned...

Romans

Romans 11:6-10 The Hardening of Israel

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 11. As we continue with Paul in this great passage, you’ll remember Paul has opened Romans 11 with a big question, and that question is, "Has God rejected Israel?" To put it more pointedly, has God failed in His promises to Israel? We've already...

Romans

Sermon on Nov 25, 2001

Romans 11:11-16

Romans 11:11-16 A Hardening for Mercy's Sake

This chapter has been the occasion of many disputes and interpretation over the matter of God's dealing with Israel and the end times. There would be some who come to this chapter and say that this chapter predicts that Israel will come together as a nation in the end time, that there will be an almost or complete...

Romans

Sermon on Dec 2, 2001

Romans 11:17-22

A Warning Against Arrogance Romans 11:17-22

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 11 to the 17th verse as we continue to work our way through this great book. We are right in the thick of it now in one of the most difficult chapters in one of the most difficult sections of one of the most...

Romans

Sermon on Dec 9, 2001

Romans 11:23-27

All Israel Will Be Saved Romans 11:23 — 27

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 11, the 23 verse. We’ll actually begin reading in the 22 verse in order to catch a thought mid phrase from the apostle. We’re continuing to work our way through this great gospel of Romans. We've been looking at Romans 11...

Romans

Sermon on Dec 30, 2001

Romans 11:28-32

Romans 11:28 — 32 A Glimpse into the Decree

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 11 Today we come to the end of the argumentation of the first part of this great book. For eleven chapters Paul has been pressing an argument to us, making points about sin and judgment and atonement and justification and union with Christ and...

Sermon on May 26, 2013

Romans 11:33-12:2

The Lord's Day Morning

May 26, 2013

“The Inscrutable Glory of Grace” Romans 11:33-12:2

The Reverend Mr. David T. A. Strain

Would you turn with me please in your Bibles to Paul's letter to the Romans, chapter 11?В Romans chapter 11.В We’re going to read verses 33 through verse 2 of chapter 12.В If you’re using one of the church Bibles you’ll find that on page 947.В While...

Romans

Romans 11:33-36 Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 11. We've been studying through this gospel of the apostle Paul to the Romans for a number of months now. We have worked our way through almost the whole of the first eleven chapters, the section of the book that is...

Sermon on Oct 31, 2004

Romans 11:33-36

The Lord's Day Evening

October 31, 2004
Romans 11:33-36
Soli Deo Gloria: The Heartbeat of the Reformation”
Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas

Turn with me now, if you would, to the Epistle of Paul to the Romans, and to the eleventh chapter, and we're going to read together from verse thirty-three to the end of the chapter. Romans, chapter eleven, beginning at verse thirty-three. Before we read this...

Chapter 12

Romans

Romans 12:1-2 A Call to Give Yourself to God

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 12, as we continue our series of Romans. Paul is going to make a grand declaration about the first principles of Christians living. He's going to issue a Christian manifesto on living the Christian life. You can't get more practical or...

Romans

Romans 12:3-8 A Call to Humility and Service

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 12, as we continue to work through this great passage together. Last week we looked at Romans 12 verses 1 and 2. In this passage Paul makes a grand declaration about Christian living and we've said this whole second section of the...

Romans

Romans 12:9-10 A Call to Love and Other-Centeredness

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 12. As we go back to the book of Romans, remember where we have been. This is Paul's great declaration about the first principles of Christians living. You can't get more practical than Paul is here. You can't get more theological than Paul is here...

Romans

Sermon on Feb 20, 2002

Romans 12:11-16

Romans 12:11-16 A Call to Diligence

If you have your Bible's I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 12. Let's remind ourselves where we've been in Romans chapter 12. In verses 1 and 2, Paul sets forth a Magna Carta for Christian life. It's a grand declaration of some first principles for Christian living and he continues in verses 3 through 8...

Romans

Sermon on Feb 27, 2002

Romans 12:17-21

Romans 12: 17-21 A Call to Seek Peace

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 12 as we continue to work our way through this great book of the gospel written by the Apostle Paul under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. In this whole chapter Paul has been delivering practical direction for Christian living. The things...

Chapter 13

Romans

The Lord's Day Evening

November 18, 2012

“A Christian Response to the 2012 Elections”

Romans 13:1-7

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

One of my interns pointed out to me that four of the sermons in the Romans series had, for one reason or another, not been recorded, so we had an entire series of messages covering from Romans 1 all the way to Romans 16, but...

The Lord's Day Evening

November 18, 2012

“A Christian Response to the 2012 Elections”

Romans 13:1-7

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

One of my interns pointed out to me that four of the sermons in the Romans series had, for one reason or another, not been recorded, so we had an entire series of messages covering from Romans 1 all the way to Romans 16, but...

Romans

Romans 13:8-10 A Call to Fulfill the Law Through Love

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 13. We are working our way through a marvelous section of the book of Romans in which Paul spells out the Christian way of life. Last week we considered Paul's directives regarding our conduct in relation to the state and...

Romans

Romans 13:11-14 A Call to Live Life in Light of the Coming End

If you have your Bibles, I'd like to invite you to turn with me to chapter 13. We are working our way through a marvelous section of the book of Romans in which Paul spells out the Christian way of life. Two weeks ago we considered Romans 13:1 through 7, regarding our...

Chapter 14

Romans

Romans 14:1-2 A Warning Against Judging Brothers (1)

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 14. If you came in and did not pick up an outline and you want you, you still have an opportunity to pick one up and some of the entrances. If you don't have one, you may want to let someone who...

Romans

Romans 14:1-12 A Warning Against Judging Brothers (part 2)

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 14. We started looking at this passage last week , working our way through a marvelous section of the book of Romans. Romans 12 through 15 is a tremendous portion of this great gospel. It spells out the way of the...

Sermon on Nov 25, 2012

Romans 14:13-23

The Lord's Day Evening

November 25, 2012

“On Christian Freedom”

Romans 14:13-23

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Now let me go ahead and tell you something. Tonight's message is really a one-point message. Now there will be four steps in that one-point message but it's really a one-point message! And I can sum up that one-point message in the final line...

Romans

Sermon on Nov 25, 2012

Romans 14:13-23

Now let me go ahead and tell you something. Tonight's message is really a one-point message. Now there will be four steps in that one-point message but it's really a one-point message! And I can sum up that one-point message in the final line of the little song that we're going to sing at the end of the service. “Christ-bought freedom. Grace-wrought holiness.” And here's the one-point message...

Chapter 15

The Lord's Day Morning June 30, 2002

Romans 16:1-2 Phoebe: The Ministry of Women in the Early Church Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. Please open your Bibles to Romans chapter 16. Romans 16 is a chapter filled with greetings and personal commendation, and you might be tempted to think that it is somewhat extraneous in terms of giving you any profitable direction for day-to-day Christian life; and...

Romans

Romans 15:1-6 Putting Others First, As Jesus Did Dr. Derek Thomas

Turn with me if you would to Romans chapter 15 as we try and pick up in the exposition of Romans. Coming now this evening to chapter 15 and verses 1 through 6. Hear the word of God.

“Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without...

Romans

Romans 15:7-13 Accept One Another, As Christ has Accepted You

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 15. As we come to Romans 15, verses 7 through 13, you need to realize we are coming to the end of this long argument in the book of Romans. For fifteen chapters, Paul has been bringing home a sustained...

Now would you please turn with me in your copies of God’s Word to the book of Romans, chapter 15?  You’ll find it there on page 949 if you’re using one of the church Bibles.  Romans chapter 15.  We’re going to be reading from verse 8 through verse 13.  Before we do, let me pray first of all and then there will be a brief word by way...

Romans

Sermon on May 8, 2002

Romans 15:14-21

Romans 15:14-21 The Goal of Paul's Mission

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 15 and to the 14th verse. We have now worked our way through a marvelous section of the book of Romans chapters 12 through 15 in which Paul spells out something of the Christian way of life.

Last week we...

Sermon on Feb 9, 2003

Romans 15:14-33

Romans 15:14-33 A Missionary's Letter Rev. Sanders Willson

Let the nations be glad and sing for joy. Let all the peoples praise our God. God, our God, bless us. God bless us that the ends of the earth might fear Him. Let us worship God.

Our Lord and our God we bow before You and we bless You as the One who is Creator of heaven and earth....

Sermon on Nov 25, 2012

Romans 15:22-29

The Lord's Day Morning

November 25, 2012

“Our Concern, Desire, Purpose, and Fruit”

Romans 15:22-29

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 15. We’ll be looking at verses 22 to 29 today. Last Lord's Day Evening, we looked at Romans 13 verses 1 to 7 and thought about what the Christian response ought...

Romans

Sermon on Nov 25, 2012

Romans 15:22-29

The Lord's Day Morning

November 25, 2012

“Our Concern, Desire, Purpose, and Fruit”

Romans 15:22-29

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 15. We’ll be looking at verses 22 to 29 today. Last Lord's Day Evening, we looked at Romans 13 verses 1...

Romans

Sermon on May 29, 2002

Romans 15:30-33

Romans 15:30-33 “A Call to Prayer”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan

We come to the end of this great chapter and this section of the book of Romans, and in verses 30-33, what we find is a prayer request from Paul to the Roman Christians. And, as you know, Paul very frequently requests prayers in his letters. For instance, in Ephesians chapter six, verses...

Chapter 16

Romans

Romans 16:1-2 Phoebe: The Ministry of Women in the Early Church

Romans 16 is a chapter filled with greetings and personal commendation, and you might be tempted to think that it is somewhat extraneous in terms of giving you any profitable direction for day-to-day Christian life; and if you think that, you’re wrong because there is much to learn not only from the commendation that...

Romans

Romans 16:3-16 Ministry in the Family of God.

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans 16. We are continuing to work through the book of Romans on Sunday morning. Over the next two or three weeks, God willing, we'll come to an end of this book and begin an exposition of the book of James together. We started...

Romans

Sermon on Jul 14, 2002

Romans 16:17-20

Romans 16:17-20 A Warning Against Schismatics and an Expression of Hope

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 16. We have been in Romans, 16 for the last couple of weeks and at the end of this month, on the last Lord's day of this month, God willing, we will complete our study of...

Romans

Romans 16:21-27 Greetings to the Church and Glory to God

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 16. Today we come to our last study in Romans for now, a study that began April 2, 2000, a little longer than 100 sermons and two and one quarter years ago. I do want to say, though, we haven't...

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