Explaining the Benefits- Romans 5:1

We're in Romans 5. We are just plowing through this book of Romans at a record pace. We've come to chapter 5. We'll see how many verses we work our way through but we're going to be in verses 1-5 today. I think it would be good if I just read these verses, just kind of set them out in front of you. Romans 5 beginning in verse 1 this is where we're plunging in, "Therefore having been justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Q&A with Dr. Lawson 9/27/17

All right, here's what we're going to do this morning. We're going to do something a little bit different today. We had a lot of questions come in from literally around the world, and they were printed out and handed to me. For those of you who are watching us Livestream, I want you to know your questions that you sent in to us are very important to us, so I'm gonna spend this session answering these questions.

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Abraham, Paul and David: Romans 4:1-8

We are in Romans chapter four. That just sounds good to say Romans chapter four. That means we’re making progress- huge progress. We are in Romans four, and the subject continues to be justification by faith. This is a major doctrine in the Bible. In fact, Luther, Calvin, the reformers, they understood that this was the cornerstone.

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Three Great Implications - Romans 3:27-31

We’re in the study of Romans, and today we are looking at Romans 3:27-31. If you’re a note-taker, the title of this is Three Great Implications. Just by way of reorientation, just to remind you, the apostle Paul wrote this letter and he’s never been to Rome, he’s not met the people to whom he’s writing this letter. 

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The Heart of the Gospel- Romans 3:21-26

Take your Bible, if you would. Turn with me to Romans 3 and we're going to be in verses 21-26 and we'll see how much time we have to work our way through this. Be thinking of questions as well and I'm going to save us time at the end for us to discuss this, but of all the studies for you to come to, this has got to rank near the top. 

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The Final Verdict- Romans 3:9-20

We're in Romans, chapter 3. We're beginning in verse 9, and if we can do this, we're going to go through verse 20. This is Paul's summation for everything that he has said to this point in this first major section of the book of Romans, which the one word that summarizes this first section, is condemnation. Beginning in chapter 1, verse 18, is the final crescendo of this section. There is no good news until we know what the bad news is.

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Circumcision: True and False- Romans 2:25-29

We’re in Romans 2. No surprise to any of us. Romans 2. And today, Lord willing, we want to look at verse 25 to 29. Today’s study is going be a little bit different in that we are going to need to lay a foundation for this before this is really going to capture our understanding. We’re going to do a walk through the Bible to get to this because this deals with circumcision. This is not a normal part of our life as gentiles

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Condemned By the Law- Romans 2:17-24

We're in Romans 2, and we're going be looking, depending upon our time at verses 17 to 24. I want set the context before I read the verses. Just to remind you of where we are in the Book of Romans, as you recall, the whole Book of Romans is about the Gospel. In Chapter 1, Verse 1, Paul writes that this is about the Gospel of God.

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A Personal Letter from Paul - Philippians 1:1-2

Well, if your Bible does not automatically open to the book of Philippians by this point, then I need ask you to open to the book of Philippians. And tonight I want us to look at the first two verses in the book of Philippians, Philippians 1, verses 1 and 2. And the title of this message tonight is A Personal Letter from Paul, A Personal Letter from Paul. As I always do, I want to . . . 

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A Pastor’s Heart (Pt 1) - Philippians 1:3-5

I invite you to turn yet again with me to the book of Philippians, Philippians chapter 1. And today I want us to begin looking at verses 3 and following, Philippians chapter 1, verses 3 and following. The title of this message is “A Pastor's Heart.” I want to begin by reading the text as we always do, and set the passage before us that will be the focus of our careful study. The apostle Paul as . . . 

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A Pastor’s Heart (Pt 2) - Philippians 1:6-8

I invite you to take your Bibles. Turn with me to the book of Philippians, Philippians chapter 1. And I want to continue with what we began last time together, looking at this opening expression of love by the apostle Paul for the church at Philippi, and this opening expression of what he is praying for them, what he feels for them. Certainly, this greatly endeared his heart to them as . . . 

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A Pastor's Heart (Pt 3) - Philippians 1:9-11

I invite you to take your Bibles and turn with me to the book of Philippians, Philippians chapter 1, as we have found ourselves in the book of Philippians for these last several weeks. And we are looking at Paul’s opening remarks to the Philippians as he expresses thanks to them; it is found in verses 3 through 11 of Philippians chapter 1. The title of this message is A Pastor’s Heart. And this . . . 

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The Indomitable Gospel - Philippians 1:12-14

Well, once again I am eager to look into the word of God with you because I know the power of the word of God. I invite you to turn with me again to the book of Philippians, to Philippians chapter 1. And today I want us to look at verses 12 through 14, Philippians 1, verses 12 through 14. The title of this message is The Indomitable Gospel. In case you are wondering what the word . . .

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I Will Rejoice - Philippians 1:15-20

So, I invite you to take your Bibles and turn with me to the book of Philippians, Philippians chapter 1. I want to continue to dig down into this wonderful epistle of the book of Philippians. And I feel like this church is my Philippi. And so, this book has a very special place in my heart, as you have in my heart. Philippians chapter 1. Today I want us to look at verses 15 through 20. The . . . 

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To Live is Christ - Philippians 1:21

I invite you to take God’s word and turn with me to the book of Philippians, to Philippians chapter 1, and I want to preach tonight on one of the great texts in all of the Bible. This is a text which there are many Christians who claim to be their life verse. It is a text that stands out and is so worthy of our study tonight, and so worthy of it providing direction for our Christian journey. It is . . .

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A Man Ready to Die - Philippians 1:21-26

Well, I invite you to take your Bibles. Turn with me to the book of Philippians, Philippians, chapter 1. And I find myself unusually drawn to this book these days. And Philippians chapter 1, tonight I would like for us to look at verses 21 to 26, depending upon the time. And the title of message tonight is A Man Ready to Die, A Man Ready to Die. Philippians chapter 1, beginning in verse 21, . . . 

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Gospel-Centered Living (Pt 1) - Philippians 1:27-28

Introduction

Well, as we look together into the word of God, I invite you to take your Bibles and turn with me the book of Philippians yet again, Philippians chapter 1. In case you are wondering, I am preaching through the book of Philippians backwards. We have gone from chapter 4 to chapter 2, now to chapter 1. It is a new trend I think that is emerging, and next week we will be in Ephesians, I guess. So, Philippians chapter 1.

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Gospel-Centered Living (Pt 2) - Philippians 1:29-30

I invite you to take your Bibles in turn with me yet again to the book of Philippians, to Philippians, chapter 1. And I was unable last Lord’s Day to complete the section that I wanted to consider with you. Imagine that! And there are still two more verses in this mini section, smaller section, that I want us to have deposited into our hearts, and into our minds. The title of this message is . . . 

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