SERMON POINTS
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”” Romans 1: 16-17

1. When the living God speaks, He infringes on my desire for absolute sovereignty.

A. Every follower of Jesus of lives in the “already/not yet” with a divided and contradictory self - until we see Jesus face-to-face.

2. I flatter myself too much to detect or hate my own sin.

A. Every follower of Jesus of lives in the “already/not yet” with a divided and contradictory self - until we see Jesus face-to-face.


3. I am not divided between: divine/earthly, higher/lower, good/evil, spiritual/physical, mind/matter. I am redeemed/fallen in the already/not yet.


A. Every follower of Jesus of lives in the “already/not yet” with a divided and contradictory self - until we see Jesus face-to-face.

4. My divided and contradictory nature does not let me off the hook for the wrong that I do and the good that I fail to do.

A. Every follower of Jesus of lives in the “already/not yet” with a divided and contradictory self - until we see Jesus face-to-face.


5. “Wretched person that I am! Who can deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord.”


6. A follower of Jesus’ eternal standing with God cannot be shaken, but our walk with Jesus needs daily attention and daily grace.

George Sinclair

George is the Lead Pastor at Church of the Messiah.

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