Sermons on Romans

Sermons on Romans

Pray to Revive

What do your prayers look like? How do you pray? What you have before is a lesson on prayer, to help shape your prayers and encourage you to pray. All this with the single aim to help you revive your life through the way you pray. And in doing so – (and in the case of Restart Church) – revive your Community (as we aim to revive the spiritual heart of our…

Sufferings to Holiness

In our Introduction to the book of First Peter, we discovered that this little five chapter book is a book about suffering.  We learned how singularity qualified this vulnerable and effusive man is in guiding you and I through the difficulties of life. This lesson begins at verse 13 of the first chapter where we find the beginnings of a rich vein of Bible Truth. Here…

Sufferings in Our Security Bring Joy

How can you explain why difficulties come? One moment you are in your own lane, moving at the posted rate of speed. And in the next, the waves splash high over your head. We have a true Friend in Peter. As we learned in our Introduction to First Peter this is a man uniquely qualified to speak about trials and sufferings. We begin at verse 3 (Restart will return to the…

Palm Sunday 2019

The events of Palm Sunday were ordered 1500 years before they happened, and forecast to the exact day 500 years before. The intent of this message is to help us stop a moment to see the forecasted underpinnings behind the momentous events of what the Ancient Church termed “Holy Week.” Those things which lead to the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus. To…

The Four Cups of the Seder

Why should we study the Seder at all? I mean the Seder is an Old Testament practice, right? Well, it is indeed a prescription from our Friend Moses, the Servant of God. However permit me to suggest three things to remind us how rich and relevant the Seder is for Believers. You and I are rooted and part of Israel Some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild…

The 7 Deadly Sins – Lust

I know what Lust is – or Do I? We perhaps see Lust more as a noun: as in libedo; and lechery.   And though this indeed can become a stumbling block – the instruction here  emphasizes lust as a verb: as in desiring and craving.  And as such,  Lust is at the heart of all the 6 previous sins. We Must Begin with Human Composition The human critter is made up of…

The 7 Deadly Sins – Gluttony

Gluttony is Overeating, Right? Well, yes.  But the climb to Bible Ground reveals it is much more.  Gluttony is the sickness of becoming insatiable after anything.  It could be money or power. We can be selfish about the sanctity of our own time.  We get cranky when people or activities put a crimp on our personal time.  We begin to dodge responsibility to wallow in our…

Share Your Hope

Why A Sermon on Sharing Hope? At Restart we follow the imperative of sharing our Faith from an application of the story of David and Goliath.  The passage is found in 1 Samuel 17, but let’s lean in on verse 40: David took his stick in his hand and chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook, and put them in the shepherd’s bag which he had, even in his pouch,…

The 7 Deadly Sins – Sloth

Sloth – Who, Me? No really.  Sloth is likely the last thing you might understand about yourself.   But yet Sloth is epidemic among Believers.  Sloth is a habitual disinclination to exertion, or in other words: laziness.  Sloth is putting off doing things until later.  It means not being thorough in the things you do.  Sloth is giving into yourself.  Our approach in…