Romans 8


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Dying to Live

Scripture: Romans 8

Topic: God’s Power > God

Series: Romans 8

Dying to Live Romans 8:1-2 James C. Denison When Tony Romo fumbled the snap in the Seattle game last year, one New York City sportswriter suggested the headline, “The fall of the Romo empire.” What a difference a year makes. Last year’s untested first-year starter is now a repeat Pro Bowl quarterback. He set single-season […]

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Defrosting the Refrigerator

Scripture: Romans 8

Topic: Temptation > Human Experience

Series: Romans 8

Defrosting the Refrigerator Romans 8:3-4 James C. Denison It’s January, so everyone must be on a diet. Time magazine reports on the latest fads. One aims at men who eat at fast-food restaurants, and tells us to eat a Big Mac (540 calories), not a Whopper (760 calories). I could stay on that diet. One […]

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Nothing to Fear

Scripture: Romans 8

Topic: Human Experience > Fear

Series: Romans 8

Nothing to Fear Romans 8:12-17 James C. Denison On June 6 of last year, a 21-year-old man named Ben Carpenter had a day he’ll never forget. Ben has muscular dystrophy. On this day he was driving his electric-powered wheelchair down the sidewalk in Paw Paw, Michigan. He then crossed the street at the corner of […]

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Our Journey to God

Scripture: Romans 8

Topic: The Church > Ministry

Series: Romans 8

Our Journey to God Romans 8:18-21 James C. Denison I got an email this week with these assertions: You use 200 muscles to take one step. The average woman is five inches shorter than the average man. Your big toes have two bones each while the rest have three. A pair of human feet contains […]

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Trading Up

Scripture: Romans 8

Topic: Spiritual Life > Hope

Series: Romans 8

Trading Up Romans 8:22-25 James C. Denison Late last week I was privileged to speak at a theological conference in Corpus Christi. A friend allowed me the use of his condo on the beach, where I watched the sun come up over the ocean. I have always been a beach person, from the first time […]

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Unlocking the Throne Room

Scripture: Romans 8

Topic: Spiritual Life > Prayer

Series: Romans 8

Unlocking the Throne Room Romans 8:26-27 James C. Denison I hate flying. I am “altitudinally challenged.” I don’t just dislike the experience mildly. As a child, I was made to fly with my family on a friend’s private plane. I threw up, and a pattern was established. I could be the John Madden of theology–if […]

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Redeemed For a Reason

Scripture: Romans 8

Topic: Theology > Sufering

Series: Romans 8

Redeemed For a Reason Romans 8:28-30 James C. Denison According to this week’s news reports, you had better not die in southwest France. The village in question has run out of space in the local cemetery. So the mayor has told his residents, “All persons not having a plot in the cemetery and wishing to […]

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Redeemed For a Reason

Scripture: Romans 8

Topic: Theology > Sufering

Series: Romans 8

Redeemed For a Reason Romans 8:28-30 James C. Denison According to this week’s news reports, you had better not die in southwest France. The village in question has run out of space in the local cemetery. So the mayor has told his residents, “All persons not having a plot in the cemetery and wishing to […]

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More Than Conquerors

Scripture: Romans 8

Topic: Occasions > Easter

Series: Romans 8

More Than Conquerors Romans 8:35-39 James C. Denison This week a dear friend told me a story which immediately became my Easter sermon introduction. It seems that a Middle Eastern sheik grew old and temperamental. One day, on an angry whim, he condemned his longtime personal servant to death. The man was led to the […]

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God’s Peace for God’s Purpose

Scripture: Romans 8

Topic: Spiritual Life > Spiritual Growth

Series: Romans 8

God’s Peace for God’s Purpose Romans 8:5-8 James C. Denison Starbucks is experimenting with a $1 cup of coffee. Now you know things are tough in the economy. It’s an eight-ounce serving they call the “short cup.” They may even start allowing free refills of traditional coffee. Your usual double cream latte espresso with hazelnut […]

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