Power trumps Advice!

Sermon Notes

Pastor Paul started a series on the Book of Romans today.  A key thought from today’s sermon is, “The gospel delivers the power of God … not just the advice of God!”

The self-improvement shelves at the bookstores keep increasing.  It is estimated that self-help books, infomercials and the like are a multi – billion dollar industry!  We know that something is broken; we don’t know how broken – and we are desperately looking for a solution!

The gospel is the solution!  The gospel delivers the power of God … not just the advice of God!  The gospel transforms our lives.  The gospel isn’t just significant in the moment of salvation; nor is it only important for our future in heaven.  The gospel impacts all of life!  The gospel is the plan for redemption …

Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law … but now a righteousness from God has been made known … this righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.  (Romans 3:20 – 22)

How grateful I am that God didn’t stop with justice!  His holiness demands justice … but his love requires mercy.  It is in the gospel that the holiness of God and His love are both satisfied.

Mercy and loving-kindness and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.  Psalm 85:10

He is faithful, He is glorious
He is Jesus, all my hope is in Him
He is freedom, He is healing right now
He is hope and joy, love and peace and life

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJMQKCCAm6I

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