It was 19th Century Russian revolutionary Sergey Nechayev that coined the phrase "the ends justify the means". In his mind, if something was important enough, it didn't matter how you achieved the goal, just that you accomplished some supposed good in the end. But is that true? The Jewish Christians in Rome seemed to think so because they claimed God should be happy that they sinned because it made him look good. I hope you can join us this week to see what Paul thinks of that argument and why it just doesn't fly. Join us Sunday at 10 am - online or in person - to hear about "The Ends & The Means". See you then!
This week, as we start Romans 3, Paul brings up a valid point. He asks, in essence, "If we aren't saved by our circumcision, then what good is it?" It's a fair question to ask and one that applies to us today as well. If going to church or being part of a church family won't save you, why bother? Join us Sunday at 10 am (in person or online) as we explore what advantages Paul sees for the Jews - and how those relate to us. See you then!
This week, as we wrap up Romans 2, we revisit Paul's main idea in these first three chapters. The gospel is good news for all people because it says that it is the power to save those who believe - regardless of who they are or what nationality they hail from. This also means that those who believe they are made right with God by their heritage will be in for a rude awakening on the day of judgement. Join us Sunday at 10 am (in person or online) as we discuss how outward obedience is less than inward transformation. See you then!