Romans, Lesson 26: What Those in Christ Have

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The stronger brother is chided not to abuse his Christian freedom toward the weaker brother (Romans 14:13-21), for what does not proceed from faith is sin (Romans 14:23).  Apart from faith, everything a person does is tainted with sin and, thus, not perfect enough to merit anything before God.  So, we turn to Christ to […]

Romans, Lesson 9: The Hope We Have in Christ

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Paul showed the absurdity of turning what God originally did to bring someone into His Old Covenant into what people did for God.  “If the adherents of the Law are to be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise is nullified” (Romans 3:14).  Someone is an heir because he inherits, not by what he does.  […]

Rejoice in Your Suffering: Romans 5:1-11

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Note: This sermon has a quotation from the Apocrypha and treats that quotation from Sirach as Scripture.  This is simply how our Confessions treat the Apocrypha.  Ref: Ap XXI, 9: “We grant that angels pray for us.  For there is a passage in Zechariah 1:12, where an angel prays, ‘O Lord of hosts, how long […]