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“Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises” (Romans 4:20-21)

July 18, 2012

Abraham’s faith was characterized by full conviction. He knew and believed what God had promised him. For us to have such faith, we must first know God’s promises and then, we can decide to be fully convinced that God will keep them. What promises of God are you believing today?

“No one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are” (Romans 3:20)

July 16, 2012

The law is a mirror, looking we see our sin. Some turn away and try to forget. Some put on makeup and cover up, pretending they are good. Others admit their sin and come to Jesus, being made right with God by faith.

“When we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours” (Romans 1:12)

July 12, 2012

This is what “get-togethers” should accomplish– mutual encouragement of our faith. BTW, thanks to all for the birthday greetings today. You’ve encouraged me. I look forward to encouraging you back when next we get-together!

About Eternal Security

November 13, 2011 | Romans 8 | eternal security, theology

Pastor Gary Combs continues the Faith Foundations series with this message “About Eternal Security.” Taken from Romans 8, this message emphasizes the finished work of Jesus, the keeping power of the Father, and the guarantee of the Spirit that saves to the uttermost.

About Salvation

November 6, 2011 | Romans 8 | salvation, theology

Pastor Gary Combs continues the Faith Foundations series with the message about the doctrine of salvation. Taken from Romans 8, this message discusses how God’s salvation overcomes the barriers of sin, death, and alienation.

“It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known” (Romans 15:20)

August 1, 2011

Paul’s ambition should be ours. Do we have zeal to see the gospel preached to those who haven’t heard? Christ wants us to crucify our old ambitions and have them replaced with Christ’s. Christ came to seek and to save them which are lost. What’s your ambition?

“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord” (Romans 12:11)

July 29, 2011

Where’s the passion with which you began? Have you lost your first love? Fan into flames your spiritual zeal. Encourage yourself in the Lord. Don’t let serving others be a burdensome duty. Let it be your passionate worship!

“For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen” (Romans 11:36)

July 28, 2011

“From, through, and to” God, so ends Paul’s doxology in Romans (“Doxa” – Greek for “glory.” “Logos” – word). We were made by Him and for Him. Is your life a doxology to God?

“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:13)

July 26, 2011

Call on Jesus. Confess Him as Lord over every aspect of your life. Believe in His sacrificial death and resurrection. And be saved. Saved from the bondage of sin and the wages of sin, which is death. He has been calling you. Have you called back?

“We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express” (Romans 8:26)

July 24, 2011

The Holy Spirit abides in believers, so that He knows us better than we know ourselves. And He knows God’s perfect will for us too. Even when we don’t know how to pray, He intercedes for us.