The Beauty of the Bride - Romans 7:1-5
Originally preached on August 2003
The Apostle Paul reveals that Christians are the Bride of Christ. He effectively shows us a wedding—and we’re in the picture! In the opening verses of Romans 7, Paul uses the illustration of marriage to teach the wonderful truths of our union with Christ. The Spirit asked, "Will you take HIM to be your wedded husband?" And you said, "I will." "In sickness and in health?" "Yes, that too.""For better or for worse?" "Yes . . . no matter what!""Till death do you part?" "Oh, our covenant of marriage will never be broken asunder . . . not even by death."And the Spirit said, "Amen."
- Romans 7:1 - 4
- Romans 7:4
- Romans 7:4 - 5
The War Within - Romans 7:7-8:15
Originally preached on September – November 2003
Inside the heart of every believer, a battle rages. Will the forces of Life and Righteousness be victorious, or will Death and Wickedness reign? Though this war continues to be fought, one side has already won. Life and Righteousness have triumphed; Death has been defeated. Unfortunately, too many Christians live as prisoners to sin. In Stephen Davey's powerful series called "The War Within," he examines the ongoing internal struggle between the flesh and the Spirit. We need the assurance that the outcome has been decided: there is daily victory through Jesus Christ!
- Romans 7:14 - 17
- Romans 7:15 - 24
- Romans 7:24 - 25
- Romans 7:7 - 13
- Romans 8:1
- Romans 8:12 - 15
- Romans 8:2 - 4
- Romans 8:5 - 11
From Groaning to Glory - Romans 8:16-27
Originally preached on December 2003 – January 2004
If one sound could be heard in outer space, emanating from planet Earth, it would be the sound of groaning. Our planet, the believer, and even the Holy Spirit are presently agonizing with unique longing. Find out why, as Stephen explains the Apostle Paul’s description of both the agony and the ecstasy. Discover God’s response to your greatest longing and the plan for His amazing rescue operation when groaning is transformed into glory.
- Romans 8:16 - 18
- Romans 8:19 - 22
- Romans 8:23 - 25
- Romans 8:26 - 27
Chosen . . . Before Time Began - Romans 9:1-33
Originally preached on April – June 2004
Have you ever taken a swim in the ocean and, as waves came in, you were lifted up so that you couldn’t touch bottom? At that moment you felt rather small, didn’t you? Well, that’s the feeling you get when you swim in the deep ocean of election. In fact, just the mention of the word keeps many Christians away from the water’s edge, and Romans 9 is avoided at all costs. In this series, join Stephen in a deep-sea dive that explores the mysterious depths of God’s electing grace.
- Romans 9:1 - 3
- Romans 9:14 - 18
- Romans 9:19 - 23
- Romans 9:24 - 33
- Romans 9:4 - 5
- Romans 9:6 - 13