April 2017 - May 2016 | Romans
Living By Faith
This teaching series is on the New Testament book of Romans. In Romans we see that faith is the key to life. Not just eternal life, but all life. When we view the world through the eyes of faith we see and understand that which we could not. God has hidden himself and his truth from the world, but it is accessible through the revelation that he has given to us when we receive it by faith. That faith comes by hearing the Word of God.
Romans is the revelation of God designed to help us see the world rightly. That is why the just live by faith. We cannot understand many things - sin, law, Spirit, flesh, God's love for us, sacrifice - apart from faith. Thus God is revealing truth to us about these things, in the book of Romans, so that we may understand by faith.
The Living by Faith series is in many ways a combination of the Every Step Counts: A Journey of Faith and Courage to Obey series. When we leave with God on a journey of faith, he reveals himself to us in new ways, asking us to obey. As we are journeying, he explains to us who he is, how life works, and what is expected of us - reorienting our thinking around his truth as opposed to what we have come think on our own. Romans contains essential teachings about God and this world, teachings he wants us to have in order that he might bring about in us true and full obedience. That through this obedience we might become living sacrifices individually and corporately.