Tag Archives: Romans

Complement: America’s Next Top Christian Part 3

[For part 1 of this blog click here] [For part 2 of this blog click here] To review, here are 5 markers of a competitive mindset:  1) Self-centered 2) Opponents 3) Fight for competitive advantage 4) Goal: Winning 5) Outcome: … Continue reading

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From ME to WE

One of the classic “coach speeches” that I remember from my youth included some version of the phrase “There is no “I” in TEAM.”  It took us until about 7th grade to realize that although T-E-A-M lacks an “I,” it … Continue reading

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Humility

My text for Sunday is Romans 12:3-8.  In my research I found this quote on humility: “Humility is perfect quietness of heart. It is for me to have no trouble; never to be fretted or vexed or irritated or sore … Continue reading

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The Church Worships

On Sunday I preached Romans 11:33-12:2 in a message titled “The Church Worships.”  At the end of the sermon I gave 7 markers of a life sacrifice.  These were just “fleshed out” practical markers that I felt like clarified what Romans … Continue reading

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Preaching Worship

This morning I’m preaching on worship.  It is part 12 of our 15 week series called “Ekklesia.”  Today we look at “The Church Worships” from Romans 11:33-12:2.  But today I’m not only preaching on worship, I’m preaching as worship.  The more … Continue reading

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The God of the Box

It is impossible to escape the fact that God as defined in the Bible is a lot different than “God” as depicted in our culture.  Our culture, especially Christian culture, often paints a picture of God that sifts Him down and … Continue reading

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Justified

Romans 8:33-39    33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died- more than that, who was raised- who is at the right hand … Continue reading

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Get Relevant

In church ministry a constant adage encourages us to “make the gospel relevant to people living in today’s culture.”  Being culturally relevant could be likened to a sacred badge of honor we all seek.  I think we believe that as we “get … Continue reading

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