Summer Sermon Series “The Power of the Gospel”
Just like spring is a time of new life and summer is a time of growth, our Christian life has seasons of growth and transition. As Christians living in a sinful world sometimes we may encounter challenges to our faith in Jesus. The season of Pentecost offers you an opportunity to allow the Holy Spirit to enable your faith in Jesus Christ to grow despite the challenges that you may face.
Paul faced opposition during his ministry. Some opponents of Paul believed that the Gospel of Jesus was not sufficient for salvation. But the Holy Spirit inspires God’s faithful people to believe that God’s grace cannot be compromised. Law and Gospel cannot be mingled. We are saved by grace through faith apart from our own works! Our salvation is a gift from God. Luther put it simply, our salvation comes by, “Grace Alone through, Christ Alone and this truth is shared through God’s Word alone!”
As summer begins we turn to Paul’s letter to the Romans to grow in our faith in Jesus in our summer series: “The Power of the Gospel! “Just like growing plants need water and nourishment, our faith is watered and fed through the living waters of Baptism and the forgiveness that is offered in the Lord’s Supper.
By the work of the Holy Spirit, our faith continues to grow as we are nourished by the life giving word of God. Pentecost is a season where we can focus on growing in our faith as we “Love Jesus, Love God’s Word and Love People!”
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation for everyone who believes!” (Romans 1:16)
Lord and Messiah - Acts 2:14a, 22-41
The Power of the Gospel - Romans 1:8-17
A New Way to Heaven - Romans 3:21-28
The Promise of Faith - Romans 4:13-25
Perfect Timing - Romans 5:6-15
A New Lease on Life - Roman 6:12-23
Future Glory - Romans 8:18-27
More than Conquerors - Romans 8:28-39