Sermons on Romans

Sermons on Romans

Kingdom Thinking

Trinity Sunday Sermon starts at 14:45 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: John 3:1-17 1 Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. 2He came to Jesus by night and said to him, ‘Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.’ 3Jesus answered him, ‘Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without…

The Breath of Life

Day of Pentacost Sermon starts at 26:50 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Afterthoughts Gospel: John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 26 ‘When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. 27You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning. 4But I have said these things to you so that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you about them.…

Glory Days

The Second Sunday in Lent Sermon starts at 16:46 in recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: Mark 8:31-38 31 Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, ‘Get…

The Power of God

Fourth Sunday in Advent Sermon starts at 22:40 in the recording All Readings Service Booklet Gospel: Luke 1:26-38 26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.”29 But she was much perplexed by his words…

Forgiveness

The Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost All Readings Service Booklet Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35 21 Then Peter came and said to him, ‘Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?’ 22 Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. 23 ‘For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. 24 When he began the reckoning, one who owed…

Knowing Who You Are

The Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost All Readings Romans 12:9-21 9 Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; 10 love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honour. 11 Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 Rejoice…

Faith That Makes a Difference

Twelfth Day After Pentecost All Readings Service Booklet The Collect:  Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Matthew 16:13-20 13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people…

Breaking Inertia

Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost All Readings Service Booklet Gospel: Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28 10  Then he called the crowd to him and said to them, ‘Listen and understand: 11 it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles.’ 12 Then the disciples approached and said to him, ‘Do you know that the Pharisees took offence when they heard what you said?’ 13 He answered, ‘Every plant that my heavenly Father…

Living Into Our Inheritance

The Tenth Sunday After Pentecost All Readings Service Booklet Romans 10:5-15 5 Moses writes concerning the righteousness that comes from the law, that ‘the person who does these things will live by them.’ 6 But the righteousness that comes from faith says, ‘Do not say in your heart, “Who will ascend into heaven?” ’ (that is, to bring Christ down) 7‘or “Who will descend into the abyss?” ’ (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8 But what does it say? ‘The…

Carrying Burdens

Ninth Sunday After Pentecost All Readings Service Booklet Romans 9:1-5 1 I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my own people, my kindred according to the flesh. 4 They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving…

A Deep Need for More Prayer

Eighth Sunday After Pentecost With The Very Revd Canon Mary Hauck All Readings Service Booklet Romans 8:26-39 (The Message) 26-28 Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and…

The Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

Readings Afterthoughts Many of you have followed the progress of my garden as it has been both built and planted. I am amazed by it. A plan was made, the raised beds were built, dirt was brought in, plants were purchased, seeds were planted…and it grew. It’s always amazing to me. This garden is a beautiful place to sit and relax in the afternoon and perfect for watching the stars.  When you think of a garden, it has intention. It is…