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Romans 16:21-27  — The Solid Rock

Romans 16:21-27 — The Solid Rock

BIG IDEA: D. GOD IS ABLE TO BUILD A UNIVERSAL AND STABLE CHURCH THROUGH MAKING KNOWN THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST 1. God is ABLE 2. to Build a STABLE Church 3. to Build a UNIVERSAL Church 4. THROUGH MAKING KNOWN THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST
Romans 16:17-20  — Four Safeguards Against Troublemakers

Romans 16:17-20 — Four Safeguards Against Troublemakers

BIG IDEA: C. GUARD FUNDAMENTAL CHRISTIANITY AGAINST THE ATTACKS AND DECEPTION OF SELF-CENTERED TROUBLEMAKERS – 4 SAFEGUARDS: 1. CAUTION — Keep Your Distance Keep away from those who divide us from fellow Christians and cause us to stumble from fundamental...
Romans 16:5-16  — Blessed Be the Tie That Binds

Romans 16:5-16 — Blessed Be the Tie That Binds

BIG IDEA: B. FELLOWSHIP IN THE LORD BINDS BELIEVERS TOGETHER IN PRECIOUS RELATIONSHIPS, NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY, AND SACRIFICIAL SERVICE 1. Spiritual Postcards — Expressing Love and Affection; Fellowship in the Lord Binds Believers Together in Precious...
Romans 16:1-5  — Help the Helpers

Romans 16:1-5 — Help the Helpers

BIG IDEA: VII. (16:1-27) CLOSING GREETINGS/WARNINGSFELLOWSHIP IN THE LORD BINDS BELIEVERS TOGETHER IN PROMOTING THE GOSPEL WORLDWIDE WHILE GUARDING AGAINST ATTACK AND DECEPTIONA. THE CHURCH SHOULD COMMEND, ASSIST, AND THANK FELLOW- CHRISTIANS WHO ARE COMMITTED TO...
Romans 15:30-32  — Prayer Partners

Romans 15:30-32 — Prayer Partners

BIG IDEA: M. SUCCESSFUL MINISTRY DEPENDS ON INTERCESSORY PRAYER 1. We Need Others to Support Our Ministry With Their Prayers (:30) a. The Motivation for Intercessory prayer b. The Effort involved — “strive” c. The Partnership — “together...
Romans 15:22-29  — Practical Fellowship

Romans 15:22-29 — Practical Fellowship

BIG IDEA: L. SPIRITUAL MINISTRY LAYS THE FOUNDATION FOR ONGOING FELLOWSHIP THAT RESPONDS TO MATERIAL NEEDS AND PROMOTES THE EXTENSION OF THE GOSPEL 1. The Example of Mutual Fellowship Between the Jews in Jerusalem and the Gentiles in Macedonia and Achaia 2. The...
Romans 15:17-21  — Give Credit Where Credit is Due

Romans 15:17-21 — Give Credit Where Credit is Due

BIG IDEA: K. WHEN WE PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST, HE BUILDS HIS CHURCH THROUGH US AND DESERVES CREDIT FOR ANY SUCCESS 1. The Credit for Accomplishing Church Growth — It is Christ That Must Get the Credit (:17) 2. The Agents for Accomplishing Church Growth...
Romans 15:1-6  — Spiritual Superglue

Romans 15:1-6 — Spiritual Superglue

BIG IDEA: THE STRONG AND THE WEAK GLORIFY GOD WHEN HELD TOGETHER BY UNSELFISHNESS AND DIVINE ENCOURAGEMENT  INTRODUCTION: Frank Thielman: Main Idea — Both the strong and the weak believers in Rome should repay the debt of love they owe one another by agreeing to...
Romans 14:13-23  — Love Trumps Liberty

Romans 14:13-23 — Love Trumps Liberty

BIG IDEA: IN ISSUES OF PERSONAL CONVICTION, LOVE MUST TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER LIBERTY TO PROMOTE PEACE AND PREVENT STUMBLING BLOCKS  INTRODUCTION: Frank Thielman: Paul has just explained in 14:1–12 that neither the weak nor the strong should “judge” one another, and now...
Romans 12:14-21  — Overcome Evil With Good

Romans 12:14-21 — Overcome Evil With Good

BIG IDEA WE ARE TO SERVE GOD BY OVERCOMING EVIL WITH GOOD – 7 WAYS TO FIGHT YOUR ENEMIES INTRODUCTION: Frank Thielman: This passage teaches Christians that the love God expects them to show to others arises from God’s transforming work within them, not from outward...
Romans 11:33-36  — Give God Credit

Romans 11:33-36 — Give God Credit

BIG IDEA: GOD’S GREAT PLAN OF SALVATION DESERVES OUR PRAISE BECAUSE IT GLORIFIES GOD’S INSCRUTABILITY, AUTONOMY AND SOVEREIGNTY INTRODUCTION: Steven Lawson: Now, verses 33 to 36 is what we call a doxology. A doxology is a short, condensed anthem of praise. It is...
Romans 11:11-24  — Israel’s Loss = Gentiles’ Gain

Romans 11:11-24 — Israel’s Loss = Gentiles’ Gain

BIG IDEA: ISRAEL’S REJECTION BROUGHT SALVATION TO THE GENTILES AND WILL ULTIMATELY RESULT IN ISRAEL’S ACCEPTANCE  INTRODUCTION: Frank Thielman: This second part of 11:1–32 (11:11–32) does not merely assert that hardened Israel will one day be saved but...