Romans 5:18-21 ~ Super-Abundant Grace that Reigns ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

March 17, 2018

Why did God give His Law?  According to Romans 5:20, one of the purposes of the Law is so that sin increases. Knowledge of the Law actually causes more sin. But the good news is that where sin increased, God’s grace abounded all the more.  Donald Grey Barnhouse put it this way, “Where sin reached a high-water mark, grace completely flooded the world.” The abundant and sufficient grace of God is the answer to the evil in the world and the sin of our own lives.

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Romans 5:12-17 ~ Are You in Adam or in Christ? ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

March 10, 2018

Death is God’s penalty for Adam’s sin, imposed on all his posterity. Death reigns if you are still "in Adam." So how do you escape the curse? You must be "in Christ!"

 

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Romans 5:9-11 ~ Saved for Sure ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

February 26, 2018

If someone came to you and said they are having trouble in their marriage, how would you encourage them to be reconciled? If someone came to you and said that he was estranged from his parents, what would be your counsel? If someone came to you and said that they are far from God, what would you say? Romans 5:9-11 tells us how we can be actively involved in the ministry of reconciliation that God has entrusted to each one of us as believers in Christ.

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Romans 5:6-8 ~ God’s Amazing Love ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

February 19, 2018

Are you in anyway unsure that God really loves you?  Because of your circumstances and situation, do you ever doubt His love?  Paul’s letter to the Romans is packed deep with heavy theology. But in these verses in Romans 5:6-8, Paul wants you to feel and know and experience the great love of God that He has for you. You really can experience and feel the love of God.

 

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Romans 5_3-5 ~ Exulting in Trials ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

February 19, 2018

How can we be sure of God’s love?  How do we really know, not just in our heads, but in our hearts the love of God? These are important questions because the surety of God’s love is the major secret of joy, peace, freedom, hope, confidence, and a sense of well-being.

 

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Romans 5:1-2 ~ The Blessings of Justification ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

February 19, 2018

When we think of doctrine, particularly the doctrine of justification by faith alone, we tend to think of something that is dry, boring, maybe even irrelevant. But understanding and experiencing the Doctrine of Justification is the key to our peace, our perseverance, our ability to stand, and even our hope. In other words, we actually experience the blessings that are ours on account of being justified by faith.

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Romans 4:23-25 ~ What Is a Christian? ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

January 29, 2018

What is a Christian?  Another way to put it is, "What exactly does a person need to believe in order to be saved? Search the Web and you will find a variety of answers.  But what does the Bible say about it? That is the question that the apostle Paul answers in Romans chapters 4 and 10.

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Romans 4:16-22 ~ The Nature of Saving Faith ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

January 22, 2018

There has been a rumor spread abroad in the human race for centuries that entrance into Heaven can be obtained by good works. But it's not true. It's a great hoax. In Romans 4:16-22 the Apostle Paul explains what authentic saving faith looks like. How do you know you possess the genuine article? How do you know that what you have is not a hoax? What is it's true worth? How do you obtain it? Listen to find out.

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Romans 4:9-15 ~ Religion Can’t Save You ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

January 20, 2018

In Romans 4:9-15, the Apostle Paul shows us that the blessing of salvation does not come through keeping religious rituals nor by keeping the Law of God, but the blessing of salvation comes through God crediting righteousness to us through faith alone.

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Romans 4:1-8 ~ The Gospel According to Abraham ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

January 20, 2018

According to recent surveys, fewer than half (46%) of Protestants agree with the Protestant Reformation that faith alone is needed to get into Heaven. 72% of people surveyed believe that it is possible for someone to earn their way into Heaven by their good behavior. Sadly, most Americans disagree with Romans 4:5, "But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness."

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