In this sermon, pastor Matt teaches that the people of God are those who respond to his promise of salvation with the obedience of faith. His church is comprised of those united to Christ by the work of the Spirit, who boast only in his cross.
In this sermon, pastor Matt shows us how God’s righteous judgment on the last day will reveal whether or not we lived for Christ and his kingdom and willl expose what was the object of our faith, the deepest desire of our heart, our hope in life and death.
In this sermon, pastor Matt looks at the third section of Paul’s indictment against sinful humanity in chapter 1 and shows how our rejection of the truth about God is the most fundamental sin that leads not only to all other sins but especially to his judgment. What we ultimately see, however, is that the […]
In Romans 1:18-23, we saw why God’s righteous wrath is revealed against our unrighteous world. Instead of responding to the knowledge we all have of God by worshiping him as God, being who God created us to be, we have suppressed his truth and substituted his glory. Now, in vv. 24-32 we will see how God’s […]
Before explaining how the gospel is the power of God for salvation to all who believe, Paul shows why need the gospel by exposing the true condition of humanity: our false worship, our moral bankruptcy, our utter depravity, and our inexcusable guilt before God (Rom. 1:18-3:20). In this sermon, pastor Matt reminds us that God’s […]
Having introduced himself and his gospel to the church at Rome (Rom. 1:1-7) Paul shares his desire to visit them for mutual encouragement in the faith and to see all nations come to believe in Jesus Christ as Lord (8-15). To reach these goals, Paul knew that there was only one thing he needed to […]
At the center of all human history stands the risen Lord Jesus. His resurrection from the dead is, without a doubt, the single most significant event that has ever occurred in the story of our world. And both his cross and his empty tomb concern the entire world—every nation and all creation. God’s gospel, the […]
In the book of Romans, Paul is seeking to unify the church at Rome around his gospel and to enlist their support for his future mission to Spain. To do this, he has to introduce himself and his gospel, which he calls “the gospel of God.” He does all of this in the introduction of […]