Wise Fools

1 Corinthians 1:23-25

Jesus once prayed, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.” The leading theologians of his day had missed the things he spoke of, but Jesus rejoiced that God had revealed them to simple, unschooled people.

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Romans 8, Part 2: New Life in Christ

Romans 8:11-17

In baptism we were crucified and buried with Christ, we have been declared dead to the law and dead to sin. How then should we live?

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Romans 5, Part 2: Reconciled with God and Others

Romans 8:6-11

Where relationships are conflicted even small things can cause fights, but where the relationships are strong and loving even major things can be handled. In Romans 5, Paul invites us to consider our relationship with God and what it means to be reconciled with him.

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Romans 4: Abraham’s Children

Sermon on Romans 4

Every Vacation Bible School needs a wiggle song. One that was a lot of fun is Father Abraham. It goes like this

Father Abraham had many sons
Many sons had Father Abraham
and I am one of them and so are you
so let’s just praise the Lord!

After each chorus a body part is named, left arm, right arm, left foot, right foot, then turn around, then sit down. It’s a simple song; however, there is a profound truth hiding behind the words. 

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