At the heart of the biblical story is the truth that there is something wrong with us and the world in which we live. The amazing Good News is that God knows this and has intervened through his son, Jesus Christ. In this series, we will study the first five chapters of the Apostle Paul’s great letter which explains to us the problem of sin and the consequences of that sin but also how we can get right with God and the great blessing that are found in being saved by Jesus.
Romans 1-5 - The Gospel of Jesus Christ
Romans 1: 1-15 - Good News! - George Campbell (Video)
Morning Service, Sunday, October 3, 2021
This message is an introduction to our coming studies in the book of Romans. We think about the Good News and the fact that God brings salvation. We cannot save ourselves. Good News indeed!
Romans 1: 16-17 - Building Blocks - George Campbell (Video)
Morning Service, Sunday, October 10, 2021
In this message we explore the fundamental building blocks of Salvation (being saved from the consequences of our sin by the love of God through Jesus Christ), Righteousness (the standard by which we have fallen short, and the restoration we experience through Jesus Christ) and Faith (the act of turning our knowledge and acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ into submission to His sovereignty).
Romans 1:18 - 2:16 - Lift your eyes - Michael (Audio Only)
Morning Service, Sunday, October 17, 2021
Romans 2: 17-29 - Why the religious need to be saved - Ian Naismith (Video)
Morning Service, Sunday, October 24, 2021
The worst kind of pride is religious pride, leading to feelings of self-righteousness and superiority. In this message we see how Paul exposes the hypocrisy of some Jews in his day who taught others the Law but disobeyed it themselves, and who thought they could rely on being circumcised but had hearts far from God. We think about how we could similarly have false hope from being religious, and that the only way to be right with God is through faith in Jesus Christ
Romans 3 - What is God like? - George Campbell (Video)
Morning Service, Sunday, October 31, 2021
This message, focusing on Romans 3: 9-18 addresses two key questions that this passage, and indeed the whole bible answer: Firstly, What am I like? Secondly, what is God like? Addressing the first question we get the inescapable bad news, that sin affects every part of our lives, and no part of us is left untouched by sin. This is universally true with no exceptions. However addressing the second question, this message gives us the wonderful good news. As we look at the righteousness of God we learn that 1) He always acts to bring salvation to the world, and 2) God always acts justly. God is good and will uphold what it means to be good, and He has provided an incredible way of redemption which we must respond to.
Romans 4 - Getting right with God - Stephen McQuoid (Video)
Morning Service, Sunday, November 7, 2021
In this passage we learn that Abraham - the Father of Judaism - was not made right with God through good works, or through religious ritual, or through the Law (which makes us all law breakers!). Abraham was made right with God through faith, as are we.
Romans 5: 1-11 - Blessings upon blessings - Alex Warren (Video)
Morning Service, Sunday, November 14, 2021
Have you ever taken time to think about the blessings of being a Christian? If you have been a Christian for a while, is it possible that you have lost sight of everything you have in Jesus Christ. This passage is full of the blessings of being justified. Paul emphasises two in particular. Firstly we have peace with God, we are no longer at war with God - we are his friends welcomed into his presence. Secondly we have hope - the hope of seeing God’s glory and being with him forever.
Romans 5:12-21 - A new story - George Campbell (Video)
Morning Service, Sunday, November 21, 2021
In this passage we see that the bible tells two stories for humanity – the story of Adam and the story of Jesus. Both stories start at the very beginning of creation, but have two different outcomes. While Adam’s story is about humanity getting what they deserve, Jesus’ story is of grace, being given what we don’t deserve. It’s a story of justification over condemnation and life over death. What story will you be part of?