Sunday Morning Services

Sunday
9:00 AMSunday School lesson

July 24 - "Unwavering Hope" - Romans 5: 1 - 11.  Key Verse:  Hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. - Romans 5:5.  Central Thought: - God's love for us is more than promises or words.  He has proven his love by sending his only Son to die for us while we were hostile and disobedient.  God's proven love is the basis of the Christian's hope.
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July 31 - "From Death to Life" - Romans 6: 1 - 4, 12 - 14, 17 - 23.  Key Verse:  We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. - Romans 6: 4.  Central Thought:  Our focus, our goal, our passion must be for obedience to God's will.  Remember your baptism, remember how you pledged your life to the Lord Jesus and chose to live for him!  Don't look back on your re-baptismal life.
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August 7 - "More Than Conquerors" - Romans 8: 28 - 39.  Key Verse:  What, then, shall we say in response to these things?  If God is for us, who can be against us? - Romans 8: 31.  Central Thought:  All people are important to God.  His love is no inclusive that he gave his Son as a sacrifice for the sins of all people, not just the rich or famous.  We are not separated from him.

August 14 - "Living Under God's Mercy" - Romans 9: 6 - 18.  Key Verse: Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden - Romans 9: 18.  Central Thought:  God's mercy is personal, tailored for each of us.  Live as joyous freed slaves rather than as gloomy victims.  Let us be children of the free woman (Galatians 4: 31), not slaves of sin.  Let us have hearts that pump out love for God and others.
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August 21 - "Grafted In" - Romans 11: 11 - 24.  Key Verse:  Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God:  sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness.  Otherwise, you also will be cut off. - Romans 11: 22.  Central Thought:  Even as we remember God's mercy, we should fear his wrath no matter our background.  God can graft in - and prune away - anyone.  May hearts be softened to hear the truth about Jesus.
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August 28 - "Love Fulfills the Law" - Romans 12: 1, 2; 13: 8 - 10.  Key Verse:  Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. - Romans 13: 8.  Central Thought:  We cannot transform ourselves. If we try to achieve godliness through conforming, we will fail.  We must allow the great transformer - God working through his Holy Spirit and his Holy Word - to change us.  What are you willing to Sacrifice?