Sermons on Romans
The five solas of the Reformation include Scripture Alone, Christ Alone, Faith Alone, Grace Alone and Glory to God Alone. These five solas are the good summary of the principles of the Protestant Reformed faith given to us in the Bible. In this passage, Paul emphasises Faith alone and explains the cause and means of a persons salvation and how they receive that salvation from God.
How can Christians love one another when we disagree about a matter that is not specifically mentioned in the Bible? How can we still fight for unity in a church and love for individual Christians when we hold different views. This is not a new problem. In fact, Paul spends more than 10% of his letter to the Romans dealing with this very question. What he says is vitally important for the current situation of the church.
What is the role of human government and how are Christians to respond to human government? Romans 13 is a familiar passage on these topics but it is also a passage that is often misunderstood. Join us as we consider God’s defined role for human government as well as how Christians should respond to government and God.
As we continue in our series on the church, we are considering 12 different marks or characteristics of healthy churches. Here we consider the second and third marks. Biblical Theology or connecting to the Bible’s Big Picture is important as a consistent practice in both preaching and reading the Word of God. When we do so, the third mark, the Gospel, becomes explicit as well. Consider with us how important these two marks are and how they connect with the…
There are many areas in which Christians disagree. If we merely mention the words politics, economics, money, and music, we will quickly realise that all Christians do not see eye-to-eye on these matters. But how can Christians hold opinions on these important areas of life without over-emphasising them or causing disunity in the church over them? Paul addresses that very issue. Even in the early church, Christians did not always agree on these lesser matters.