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Jan 27, 2019

Originally Presented on August 20th, 2006


Scripture Reading: Romans 1:28-32 

There is a frightening downward spiral of the human mind and soul described in Romans 1. First, a man suppresses the truth about God (Rom 1:18) and refuses to honor God as God (Rom 1:21).  Next, God gives him over to his sinful heart to...

Jan 27, 2019

Scripture Reading: Colossians 2:16-23 

We are internally 'programmed' by our sinful hearts to trust in ourselves as the means to gain God's favor.  This explains the reality that people all over the world give themselves to religious rituals, from fasting to prayer wheels to bodily mutilation. 

The 'Colossian Heresy,'...

Jan 20, 2019

Originally Presented on August 13th, 2006. 

Sermon Reading: Romans 1:21-28


            The overarching truth stressed in Romans 1-3 flies in the face of the popular understanding of the nature of man.  The widely-held view of man today is that he is basically good.  It is outside influences which corrupts his life. ...

Jan 20, 2019

Scripture Reading: Colossians 2:8-15

The way that Paul combats false teaching in Colossae is to exalt the nature of Christ and to emphasize His work.  In Colossians 2:11-15 we have a description of what Christ has done in us (Col 2:11-13) and what Christ has done for us (Col 2:14,15).  We have taken these sections in...

Jan 13, 2019

Originally Presented on August 6th, 2006. 

Scripture Reading: Romans 1:18-21

Following the introduction of the epistle to the Romans in the first 17 verses of the book, Romans 1:18 begins the first major section of a tightly-knit argument which unfolds the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ.  After sounding the theme of...