Many say that Romans 5:12-14 is one of the most controversial texts in the Bible. This is because there are many theological concepts and questions here that can be difficult to swallow—like the doctrine of original sin and the principle of representation. But the most important question raised by this text is rather simple and […]

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The Blessings of the Baptized (Romans 5:1-2)

After describing our need for justification and the way of justification in chapters 1-4, Paul now, begins to explore the results, or implications, of justification in chapters 5-8. These chapters are all about living in the light of what God has already accomplished for us in Christ while we wait for the consummation of his […]

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Romans 4 has been about the necessity and priority of Abraham’s faith. As Paul concludes his argument in this chapter, he shows the rationality, or reasonableness, of his faith. In this sermon, pastor Matt once again shows us how the promised blessing of belonging to the family of God is received by faith alone. Yet […]

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When “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness” (Rom. 4:3), he had responded to God’s word of promise with faith. But what this promise exactly? It wasn’t just to receive the land of Canaan but ultimately the entire world as his inheritance! In this sermon, pastor Matt once again teaches that […]

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Having explained that a person is made right with God by faith in Christ alone, justified apart from works of the law (Rom. 3:21-30), Paul turns our attention to Abraham to support his gospel. In this sermon, pastor Matt shows that the promised blessing of belonging to the family of God is received by faith […]

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Now that God’s righteousness has been revealed apart from the law and justification is through faith in Jesus Christ, Paul says that all boasting is ruled out. But the question must be asked: what do we do with the perfect and good law of God? In this sermon, pastor Keith reminds us that one is […]

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