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May 26, 2019

Originally Presented: March 25, 2007 

Scripture Reading: Romans 5:12-14

From a strictly theological standpoint, Romans 5:12 is one of the most important verses in the Bible.  The rather jarring declaration in this verse gives rise to doctrine of original sin.  The doctrine of original sin contains at least...

May 26, 2019

Scripture Reading: Colossians 3:22-4:1

Having spoken about marriage and child rearing, and the reciprocal relationships within the family, the text now turns to another very important relationship. In the first century part of some households included slaves. So this paragraph addresses slaves and masters. Today we...

May 19, 2019

Originally  Presented: March 18th, 2007

Scripture Reading: Romans 5:9-11

There is a logic in Romans 5:9-11 that stirs the heart and produces wonderful assurance of eternal life.  Having declared the wonder of God's love toward us in sending His Son to die on behalf of rebels like us, Paul now contemplates the...

May 19, 2019

Scripture Reading: Colossians 3:18-4:1

During every age, there is a struggle between children and their parents.  It is a conflict within families and a conflict between generations.  But in our day we have seen an increasing disdain for all authority, including parental authority.  In our peculiar era of lost...

May 12, 2019

Originally presented: March 4, 2007 

Scripture Reading: Romans 5:6-8

Romans 5:5 is the first mention of God's love in the book of Romans and now Paul elaborates on that thought.  He notes how God has demonstrated His love for us and to whom it has been demonstrated.

The people to whom God has demonstrated His love are...