0Romans 1:5-16 condensed synopsis from John Piper's series on Romans. Fascinating to catch the emphasis pointing to Rom 1:5--Paul's mission to bring about the obedience of faith to its hearers and climaxing with the thesis of Romans in verse 16: "you will be shamed for the gospel, but you do not need to be ashamed of the gospel."
0The past week was fascinating in that the messages across the nation were one of two themes--receiving counsel or end times. Pastor Lon Solomon just finished his series of summarizing the bible and concluding of course with "Jesus WINS" in his revelation synopsis. Pastor Tory Dobbs of Grace Church spoke the last three weeks on The End Times--preparation is the key, are you ready, and end times signs. Pastor John Crosby of Christ Presbyterian Church spoke on Rehoboam's bad council noting that the decisions we make on a daily basis make us who we are. Pastor Bill Bohline of Hosanna Church used the identical reference using the number of decisions we make in a day (70), year (20550), and lifetime (70 years 1788500) to say how it will "shape your life and direct your life and develop your character." Jim Cymbala spoke of Paul's stand for Jesus always and everywhere. Tom Anthony of Oak Hills Church spoke of the "and" of Acts 2:46 referencing fellowship and advice/counsel/evangelism in the Church and in the community.
0Summary of last Sunday sermons from many--to include Pope Francis, John Crosby, Max Lucado, John MacArthur, Kay Arthur, John March of New City Church, Lord of Life Luthern, Mike Bartolomeo Church for the Harvest (Stay tuned for his Father's Day sermon--truly the best of Father's day sermons I have heard) Lon Solomon--Max Lucado and Lon Solomon delivered truly extraordinary sermons