Monthly Archives: February 2015


Courageous, Gospel Centered Lives | 2 Timothy 1:8-18

Introduction   In the early 1900’s, there was an uprising in China called the Boxer rebellion.  The Boxer rebellion was formed when extreme Chinese nationalists attempted to drive all foreign governments out of China.  In the process, this group also forced out all Christian missionaries and then moved on to terrorize Chinese Christians.  They felt like [...]

Shaped by the Grace of God | 2 Timothy 1:1-7

  Introduction Do you recognize this building? It is the famous Alcatraz Prison.  Do you know what Paul would have said if you would show him this prison?  He would have said, “that’s like a RESORT!”  Compared to where he went to prison, Alcatraz would have seemed like it’s Tlaquepaque. Modern prisons have fresh air, running water, [...]

The Conflicted Life | Romans 7: 14-8:4

Introduction When I was younger, I was a working musician.  When I first picked up an instrument, I could generate some music with it, but it was not a very skillful sound.  I played a lot of wrong notes and in order to improve, I needed to learn how to play more right notes and [...]

Effects of the Law | Romans 7: 7-13 and Mark 10: 17-27

  Introduction Let’s begin our study in Romans 7 by turning in our Bibles to a supporting passage in Mark chapter 10.  Keep your finger in Romans 7 and turn over to Mark 10 verse 17. This is the story of the rich young ruler. The Rich Young Man 17 And as he was setting [...]