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This sermon series studies the Book of Romans with an Emphasis on understanding Biblical faith and how it works in the life of the believer.

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Ministers of Faith vs Dividers of Faith (Romans 16)

The Book of Romans ends with Paul the Apostle commending many wonderful believers and ministers of faith who spend their time being faithful examples of the Christian life and doctrine Paul has been presenting in his gospel doctrine. He interjects his commendations with an extortion to be careful not to follow the example of those who divide and hurt or teach doctrine contrary to what Paul and other apostles have taught.  "Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and off

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Strong Faith: Strengthen Weak Believers (Romans 15)

It's so easy to get our eyes off of being living vessels of God and instead becoming critical of the Brotherhood by the temptations of our flesh. While it is not wrong to judge with righteous judgement, it is important to use that judgement to help others rather than to merely condemn or complain about them. The "Strong" Brother looks for ways to restore others to usefulness to God. In Romans 15 Paul the Apostle teaches us that Strong Faith is not about being critical or decisive towards th

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Weak in Faith? Avoid Doubtful Disputes (Romans 14)

The weak in faith tend to get distracted from the main focus and goal of being living sacrifices of God, to that of fixating on doubtful disputations and judging each other's acceptance by God based on their personal convictions or opinions, rather than on the full and complete payment of Christ. In Romans 14 Paul the Apostle instructs them to receive those weak in faith but not to allow doubtful disputations to define their relationship with each other. In  this sermon we show what weak fa

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Civil Faith: Subject to Higher Powers (Romans 13)

"Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers." In Romans 13 we are shown the relationship the Christian is to have with civil society as a whole. This includes the government laws, powers, officers, taxes, and civil participation of the nation in which we live. We also speak to the obligation we have toward our civil equals, such as other citizens. In this we also show how the Christian is to work in resolving injustice or properly opposing corruption of those who abuse their civil offices.

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Conducting Faith Properly: Conduits of Grace (Romans 12:3-21)

If we chose to be living sacrifice (out of gratefulness for what God has freely and richly done for us through Jesus Christ) then we should conduct our Christian lives in a manner fitting that role, by learning how we aught to conduct ourselves to be the best conduits of God's grace. In this message we look at how to transition what we have learned about faith in the Spiritual into practical aspects of living that faith, that God has given us, out in the physical world around us through our

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Faith Transformed: Living Sacrifices (Romans 12:1-2)

Having spent eleven chapters speaking about what God has done for us, Apostle Paul now tells us what "reasonable service" we can do in response to God for what He has done. We should become "Living Sacrifices" by allowing God's faith to transform our lives. In particular, we are to allow God to use our bodies to express and prove to others what God has done for us in the Spirit, by expressing those things through our bodies. God has conformed our Spirit to that of Christ image and all he ask of

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Israel's Faith Restored: After God's Gentiles Enter (Romans 11:25-36)

After the fulness of the Gentiles come into Christ, God will again turn His attention back to the nation of Israel, restart their prophetic events, and restore them back to faith by rooting out the wicked generation of unbelieving Jews within their midst. In this message we explain what the "Time of the Gentiles" is and what it means for Israel when "the fulness of the Gentiles be come in" and make special note that when God returns his focus back to Israel's national restoration to Faith w

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God's Remnant of Faith in Israel (Romans 11:1-14)

God has reserved to Himself in every generation a remnant of covenanted physical Israelite believers, even while the Nation of Israel itself is in unbelief and scattered. Scripture makes this clear that this reservation is by the election of God's Grace and not of outward works that we can see. Apostle Paul gives the example of Elijah who felt Israel had wholly forsaken God but God corrected Him and showed Him 7,000 men were were being used of God to preserve faith within the nation. Paul then e

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Grafted by Faith Into God's Olive Tree (Romans 11:15-24)

The "Good Olive Tree" is often mistaken as being the Nation of Israel. However in this passage we see in context this Tree is not Israel but rather Christ, The Tree of Life, to which we are grafted into or cut off of on the bases of Faith. In this we show, from Apostle Paul's typology and supporting passages of scripture, the true meaning and nature of God's Olive Tree and how it is in truth a reference to being connected to the Spirit of Christ for strength in performing His ministry and work.

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The Hearing of Faith: For Righteousness (Romans 10)

Mankind is so busy trying to justify themselves that they forget hear the plain teaching of God's Word regarding Righteousness (verse 3). Not of us striving to obtain it but of the substitution of Christ for us (verses 4-9). Paul the Apostle and the Old Testament Prophets all proclaimed the Gospel of Faith and its sound went unto all the world, and is available for all people but the issue is not availability but of the willingness to hear it (verses 16-21). In this message we focus on the

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God's Calling of Faith: His Choice (Romans 9:8-33)

Paul the Apostle gives several examples of how the giving of God's gifts are by His choice and shows us how God makes His choice for whom He will save and whom He will refuse (Romans 9:16, So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.). Here we learn that Salvation is available for all but God will not give it to all (Matthew 22:14, For many are called, but few are chosen.). They must answer the call God's way (In humility and contriteness before

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Israel's Faithline vs The Covenant of Flesh (Romans 9:1-8)

Many confuse the physical Children and Nation of Israel with the Spiritual Children of faith. In Chapter 9, Paul the Apostle uses the covenant of Israel to show the difference between the two and how God did not give the "Promises of Faith" to the Physical Bloodline but to a "Faith line" of Israel that believed.  The promises are not to every person in the physical covenant of Israel but to believing Israel. Just as there are physical and visible churches that carry on the Spiritual line, so too

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God is Faith-full: Pre-Saved Always Saved (Romans 8:28-39)

Many think that salvation began with their faith or that "their" salvation depends on them "continuing in faith" but in this passage of Romans 8, Paul the Apostle reveals salvation begins and continues by God's faith and divine will, showing that God does not begin a work of faith in a person without first also committing to, continuing in and completing thoroughly, that same work of faith. "being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the

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Indwelling Faith: Proof of Sonship (Romans 8:16-27)

The Holy Ghost indwells all believers and is personal proof to each of us that we are the Spiritual children, Born of God. In this passage Paul the Apostle shows us how we can discern the Holy Ghost that is within us. In particular the willingness to suffer with Christ, to Hope for our future redemption, and to groan for the things of God, are several of the evidences within us that we have a spiritual union with the Holy Spirit. In this message we also show how these evidences of Spiritual

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Walking by Faith: Living what you Believe (Romans 8:1-16)

Up to this point in the Book of Romans, Paul the Apostle showed us the Spiritual facts of our faith in Christ. He now concludes the review of facts and focuses on living that faith outwardly in our life, showing the importance of using the Spirit to manifest in, and to rule over, our mind and body. He starts with the assurance that sin can no longer harm our Spiritual relationship with God (No Condemnation in Christ), then how the carnal mind and corrupt flesh needs to be controlled as it oppose

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Faith is a Marriage (Christ is our Head, Romans 7)

Many treat the issues of sin and corrupt flesh as something they must handle in their own power and think they are still obligated to "maintain their own salvation" by . In Romans 7 Paul the Apostle shows that Salvation by Faith in Christ is not something we have on our own but is marital in nature. The moment we are Saved by Christ we become one Spirit with him and and become part of His household. No longer do we struggle alone with our sin and corruption, while bound by our "old husband", the

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Quickened Faith: Our New Man and Desire (Romans 6)

Many think Saving Faith (in Christ alone without works or law) is a "free ticket to sin". Apostle Paul uses two very powerful truths and examples about our new life as believers to show why this type of thinking is very wrong.  In the first example he shows, by Baptism, how we are made one with Christ in our Spirit, not only giving us eternal life but also a quickened life. A quickened life, he shows, kills our old man (the soul with a dead spirit) and gives us a New Man in it's place (the

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Natural Faith: by Adam and Christ (Romans 5:12-21)

In us we have two natures that are not our own but are seeking the affections of our (soul's) faith. One (is in the flesh) the lust of our corrupted flesh from Adam's sin, leading to death, and the other (is in our spirit) the light of Christ's Spirit seeking to quicken us, leading to life eternal. Both we are born with and feel their effects. Nether was our choice to be born with but we are influenced by them and given the choice to which we will submit to in faith. In this message we deal

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Our Standing by Faith (In Christ With God, Romans 5:1-11)

In Saving Faith our standing before God is no longer based on our merit or law keeping, but rather on Christ. In Christ we can stand secure for we stand or fall by His merit before God. Scripture is clear. The only way we can fall from salvation is if Christ falls first. And that can never happen! Therefore we have an eternally secure standing (Eternal Security) in Christ! In this message we deal with our standing before God. Before being placed in Christ by faith we stood alone before God

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Abraham's Faith: Father Of All Who Believe (Romans 4)

Saving Faith that Gives us the Righteousness of God, for Eternal Life, did not began in the New Testament but was and is available for all who believe. Romans 4 is very clear that the Salvation we have, Abraham, our "father of faith" also had and received it in the same way we do today. In this chapter Apostle Paul clearly details how God's Righteousness was imputed to Abraham by Faith Alone, without works. In this he notes it was granted because "Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto hi

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Saving Faith: Believing in Christ for God's Righteousness (Romans 3:21-31)

To live eternally before God we must have prefect Righteousness (Purity of heart) but the Law shows us our hearts are not pure before God. As we grow, being born innocent and in our own righteousness, we eventually receive understanding of sin, and sin in our corrupt nature will continually work to condemn and destroy us. Try as we might to keep ourselves clean the world and corruption of our flesh will cause us to fall short of His Holy standard which condemns us and causes the death of our spi

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Questioning Faith in Christ Alone (Romans 3:1-20)

Upon hearing that Eternal Salvation is obtained simply by trusting God by Faith alone, many become quick to accuse Apostle Paul of treating the Law and Covenants, and being a Jew, as worthless. Paul is quick to correct this misconception by answering a series of hypothetical and common questions that many ask in attempt refute Faith alone. With answering theses questions Paul shows that Eternal salvation is by faith alone and still hold to the values of the Law, importance of Righteous living an

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Hypocritical Faith: Trying to Keep the Law for Salvation (Romans 2)

Having seen with disgust and horror the full extent of those who reject the law of God, Apostle Paul now turns his focus on those of us who try to keep the law but fail. He powerfully shows that the same law that justly condemns the reprobate to hell also justly condemns us to hell as well, we who wish to keep the law of God but can't. The reason we can't is because the nature of man is equally corrupt in all of us. While we may not manifest outwardly the horrible sins of the reprobate, and comp

Reprobate Faith: Holding Truth In Unrighteousness (Romans 1:18-32)

There are certain men in our world, Reprobate to the truth, that know the truth of God, both Natural and Spiritual, yet not only reject His truth, but seek to turn others from the truth of God. These men, having been shown by God the right way to live, through natural, internal spiritual witness, and verbal revelation of scripture, have knowingly rejected God's way for their own lust and pride.  Having been rejected by God and knowing God opposes their evil lust, they then seek to make a wo

"The just shall live by faith" (Romans 1:1-17)

Paul the Apostle wanted to meet the Believers who were in Rome because he kept hearing about their faith in many of the places he visited. Unfortunately, his third missionary trip was coming to a close and he had to go back to Jerusalem to meet with the Jerusalem church and to fulfill his Nazarite vow that he made for his nation Israel. So not knowing when he would ever get to meet them in person, he decided to send them a letter, while he was in Corinth, to establish their faith in the Gospel o

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