Pastor's Sunday Sermon
November 13, 2022
Romans road: Getting back to basics
We are all sinners and we need God's glory. We are unworthy of God's grace and love, but He wants to give it to us anyway.
A person will never know who God is or the love of Jesus unless they are told.
We are able, capable, and responsible for sharing that news. God uses many of us to show one person His love.
Are you able to share your testimony with others? Can you articulate what God has done for you? Do you behave like you've been saved?
From the fruit of his mouth,
a person will enjoy good things,
but treacherous people have an appetite for violence.
For all have sinned and fall short of the[a] glory of God;
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
But God proves his own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 One believes with the heart, resulting in righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, resulting in salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, Everyone who believes on him will not be put to shame,[a] 12 since there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, because the same Lord of all richly blesses all who call on him. 13 For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.[b]
Israel’s Rejection of the Message
14 How, then, can they call on him they have not believed in? And how can they believe without hearing about him? And how can they hear without a preacher? 15 And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: How beautiful[c] are the feet of those who bring good news.[d] 16 But not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, Lord, who has believed our message?[e] 17 So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the message about Christ.[f]
All of us have become like something unclean,
and all our righteous acts are like a polluted[a] garment;
all of us wither like a leaf,
and our iniquities carry us away like the wind.
He got up and departed from there to the region of Tyre.[a] He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it, but he could not escape notice. 25 Instead, immediately after hearing about him, a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit came and fell at his feet. 26 The woman was a Gentile,[b] a Syrophoenician by birth, and she was asking him to cast the demon out of her daughter. 27 He said to her, “Let the children be fed first, because it isn’t right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”
28 But she replied to him, “Lord, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.”
29 Then he told her, “Because of this reply, you may go. The demon has left your daughter.” 30 When she went back to her home, she found her child lying on the bed, and the demon was gone.
Don’t give what is holy to dogs or toss your pearls before pigs, or they will trample them under their feet, turn, and tear you to pieces.
1 Peter 4:8
Above all, maintain constant love for one another, since love covers a multitude of sins.[a]
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty?[a] It’s no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.
14 “You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, but rather on a lampstand, and it gives light for all who are in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
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