From Faith, For Faith
On Sunday, August 15, we began a new sermon series through the book of Romans that will take us through the end of 2021 and into 2022! In chapter 22 of Knowing God J.I. Packer says, "Paul's letter to Rome is the high peak of Scripture, however you look at it." If that is true, then it would do us well to spend considerable time in this book dwelling on the goodness and grace of God in Jesus Christ our savior and Lord.
According to Romans 16:25-27, Paul writes this letter to the believers in Rome in hopes of strenthening them in the gospel of Jesus Christ to bring about the obedience that comes from faith. This is made clear in the opening of Romans as well (Romans 1:5, 11, 16).
Paul believed that salvation began and ended with faith. He believed that mankind is saved by grace alone through faith alone. He said that the righteousness of God, the gift of right standing before God, was "from faith for faith." So, we are not only saved from faith, but for faith, faith that leads to obedience. This was Paul's hope for his readers, that they would be saved from faith, for faith that leads to obedience.
That was not only Paul's hope for the Romans, but that is God's hope for us as well. It's our hope that through this series, many would repent and believe and be saved from faith. It's also our hope that many believers would be strenthened in their faith that would lead to more and more obedience to the Lord and his word.
Take some time to look through these resources on the book of Romans and check back regularly for updates.
Click here to listen to our sermon series podcast through the book of Romans.
Bible Reading Plan
Click here to follow along with our Bible Reading Plan for this series.
As a church, we are working together to hide God's Word in our heart. We want to challenge you to choose one or more of the different memory tracks that we have suggested from the book of Romans and begin memorizing.
6 verses that tell the story of man's need for salvation from sin and God's provision of salvation in Jesus Christ.
- Romans 3:23
- Romans 6:23
- Romans 5:8
- Romans 10:9
- Romans 8:1
- Romans 5:1
We will be concluding each of our worship gatherings with Paul's benediction in Romans 16:25-27. We encourage you to commit this to memory to participate with us every Sunday:
Now to him who is able to strengthen you
According to the gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ,
According to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations,
According to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith—
to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.
Romans 8 is one of the richest chapters in all of the Bible. It would do us well for a lifetime if we commited this chapter to memory.
Here are several resources to help you dwell on Romans 8 this year!