The church in João Pessoa began a sermon series on the book of Romans. I began by teaching and preaching on the context of the book. It took a little bit longer than I expected but was well worth the time.
God's Word is awesome. Just to give you a little taste of what was taught. Romans is a book in which the apostle Paul expounds on the Gospel (Chapter 1:3-4). Jesus, born in the flesh, died and risen from the dead through the power of the Holy Spirit, proving that He is the Son of God. This gospel is God's power to save all those who believe (Chapter 1:16-17). Save us from what? Our sins, right! Yes, but it is not a salvation experienced only at the end of time, this salvation is present all around us. God's wrath is being poured out all around us, today!! (Chapter 1:18-25). We have traded our worship. Before being saved through the gospel, we worshiped the creation, in many ways, instead of the Creator (Chapter 1:25). The gospel saves us from this and its consequences by renewing the focus of our worship. The gospel turns us to worship God and this worship saves us from a way of life that we see all around us every day, destroying families and leaving every worshiper of creation, hopeless.
How marvelous and wonderful is the Gospel. We are saved. Live out your salvation with joy. You are experiencing things that others, who are not Christians, cannot fathom until they see you living in Christ, worshipping the God and creator of heaven and earth.
· That the church in João Pessoa may worship God and Him alone