Posts made in August, 2017


Today’s Scripture: Romans 12:1-8 NRSV Step into Your Spiritual Gifts Let’s Recap…  This is the final Sunday of our long walk through Paul’s letter to the Romans. This letter is the longest epistle in the New Testament and provides some of the most powerfully influential messages for Christians. His emphasis upon righteousness and justification in this letter are unmatched throughout the Bible. Through consulting the...

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Today’s Scripture: Romans 11:1-2a, 11-15, 29-32 NRSV Listen to the sermon: http://owingsvilleumc.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2017/08/Siblings_in_Abraham_8-20-171.wav Step Toward Your Siblings in Abraham In these last three sermons from Romans we remember our Christian call to step out, and speak out, individually and together, as we confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. We confess that all our allegiance belongs to him. We now...

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Today’s Scripture: Romans 10: 5-15 NRSV Three Steps in a Christian’s Walk  Prayer for Illumination Compassionate God, whose heart breaks at the sight of human suffering: By the power of your Holy Spirit, break our hearts too, that we may not ignore but lift before you the need in front of our eyes. We pray that we remain open to the message your word has for us and to better come to know the person of Jesus Christ who...

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The Promise Today’s Scripture: Romans 9:1-5   What is this all about? When you first hear this passage, it may feel a little hard to grasp. We catch Paul in the middle of his letter to the Romans and he is telling us his heart is filled with bitter sorrow. He says it is because of his Jewish brothers and sisters. He prays that if he were cut off from Christ that in turn they would be saved. What is this all about? It seems...

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Today’s Scripture: Romans 8:26-39 Compassionate God, whose heart breaks at the sight of human suffering: By the power of your Holy Spirit, break our hearts too, that we may not ignore but lift before you the need in front of our eyes. We pray that we remain open to the message your word has for us and to better come to know the person of Jesus Christ who is in our midst. Amen. In this chapter, the Apostle Paul is sending some...

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