S5E15: Mercy! (Riches in Romans pt. 9)

We often talk about God's grace, but what is the difference between grace and mercy? Where is the evidence in the Bible of God's mercy? Is it only a New Testament ideal or is God's mercy demonstrated in the Old Testament as well?

Romans 11:1-2a,29-32

Recorded at Ebenezer UMC on August 20, 2017



S5E14: Can You Believe It? (Riches in Romans pt. 8)

If all we have to do to be saved is to confess Jesus as Lord and believe that God raised him from the dead, then why don't more people do it? In fact, if it's that simple, then why isn't the entire world saved already?

Romans 10:5-15

Recorded at Ebenezer UMC on August 13, 2017



S05E13 A Prayer for an End to Racism

On August 13, along with our Bishop, I called upon our congregation to pray for an end to racism and for peace between the US and Korea.

Recorded at Hudson UMC on August 13, 2017



S05E12 God’s Covenant People (Riches in Romans pt. 7)

Paul agonized over the salvation of his fellow Jews.  How could he see that Christ was the Messiah and others could not?  He begins to set up the urgent need for proclaiming the gospel to a people in need of salvation.

Romans 9:1-18

Recorded at Hudson UMC on August 6, 2017



S05E11 Improper Vows (Practical Theology pt. 2)

What happens when we try to make bargains with God?  What does it say about our faith that we do not trust Him to be faithful to the promises He gives us in scripture?

Judges 11:29-40

Recorded at Ebenezer UMC on July 10, 2016



The Bible in 25 Minutes a Day - Genesis 16-22

The Bible in 25 Minutes a Day: Day 3 reading (Genesis 16 to 22).



S05E10 God on Our Side (Riches in Romans pt. 6)

Paul asks the question: If God is on our side, who could possibly stand against us?  It's a fair question, and one we ought to examine for ourselves.  

Romans 8:26-39

Recorded at Ebenezer UMC on July 30, 2017



S05E09 Children of God (Riches in Romans pt. 5)

Today we continue examining Romans chapter 8 and we discuss what it means to be adopted into the family of God. 

Romans 8:12-25

Recorded at Ebenezer UMC on July 23, 2017



S05E08 No Condemnation (Riches in Romans pt. 4)

We come to the eighth chapter of Romans and we unpack in particular verse 1: There is therefore now no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus. This verse carries the full weight of the gospel and the promise of our assurance of God's grace, and should be in the heart of every Christ follower.

Romans 8:1-11

Recorded at Ebenezer UMC and Hudson UMC on July 16, 2017



S05E07 Why Theology? (Practical Theology pt. 1)

We begin our Summer of 2016 sermon series called "Practical Theology" with this question: Why do we need theology?  What is the purpose for examining the doctrine and theology of our particular denomination?  The people of both congregations provided questions based on this: What does the Methodist Church believe about ________, and why?  If we are going to call ourselves Methodist, it behooves us to know what it means to be a Methodist.

Matthew 7:13-27

Recorded at Ebenezer UMC on July 3, 2016


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