Lectures
  • Romans 16 Expo + Q&A (5/3/2018) - Paul winds up this epic letter with kudos, warnings, and glory!   Lecture Aim: God commends lives lived for His glory!   1. Be risk-taking (1-16) Principle 1: Seek God’s commendation by taking risks for Jesus 2. Be discerning (17-24) Principle 2: Reject false teaching by comparing EVERYTHING to Scripture 3. Be glorifying (25-27) Principle
  • Romans 15:14-33 Expo + Q&A (4/27/2018) - Josh finished up Romans chapter 15 for us!   Lecture Aim: God works through His people   1. Passion (14-21) Principle 1: God choses specific works for each of His children 2. Plans (22-33) Principle 2: God’s work is both challenging and satisfying    
  • Romans 15:1-13 Expo + Q&A (4/19/2018) - Paul commends Christ’s example to please and receive others   Lecture Aim: Jesus welcomed serving others – so must we   1. Serve In the Word (1-6) Principle 1: Selfless living unites believers 2. Welcome as Worship (7-13) Principle 2: God is glorified as diverse people unite in the Gospel    
  • Romans 14 Expo + Q&A (4/15/2018) - Paul teaches us how to love with disputable matters   Lecture Aim: God expects us to disagree lovingly on disputables   1. Quarrel Not (1-12) Principle 1: Dissing a believer dishonors God 2. Stumble Not (13-23) Principle 2: Love values others more than our liberty    
  • Romans 13:8-14 Expo + Q&A (4/4/2018) - Paul declares how love fulfills the law   Lecture Aim: We owe God to be Christlike   1. Debt to Love (8-10) Principle 1: The Gospel obligates us to love others like Jesus 2. Duty to Act (11-14) Principle 2: The Gospel obligates us to act like Jesus    
  • Romans 13:1-7 Expo + Q&A (3/22/2018) - Paul reveals our duty to honor God’s established authorities   Lecture Aim: The Christian’s duty is to honor human authority   1. Authorities Established (1-2) Principle 1: God establishes EVERY authority 2. Punishment Authorized (2-4) Principle 2: God restrains sinful man with human authorities 3. Honor Expected (5-7) Principle 3: Submission to human authority honors
  • Romans 12 9-21 Expo + Q&A (3/16/2018) - Paul expands on God’s expectation to use His gifts   Lecture Aim: The Christian’s duty is to love unhypocritically   1. Sincere Love (9-11) Principle 1: Love honors truth while serving others 2. Faithful Love (12-16) Principle 2: Love fights pride while enduring hardships 3. Christlike Love (17-21) Principle 3: Love trusts God to deal
  • Romans 12:3-8 Expo + Q&A (3/7/2018) - Paul expands on God’s expectation to use His gifts   Lecture Aim: God expects glory by service   1. Self Esteem (12:3) Principle 1: Glorifying God necessitates humility 2. One Body (12:4-5) Principle 2: Glorifying God requires teamwork 3. Different Gifts (12:6-8) Principle 3: Glorifying God continues by utilizing YOUR gift    
  • Bible Study Tonight is CANCELLED! (3/5/2018) - Due to dire warnings of Snowmageddon and the fact that every school and other BSF classes in the area have all canceled tonight, we will do the same thing. So the Roger’s Men’s class is canceled for Monday March 5, 2018. HOWEVER…. I’m encouraging your Group Leaders to still lead discussion through slack. If you
  • Romans 12:1-2 Expo + Q&A (2/28/2018) - Paul brings God’s expectation of those now saved by grace   Lecture Aim: God’s mercy changes everything   1. Real Worship (12:1) Principle 1: Real worship causes real living 2. Real Change (12:2) Principle 2: Knowing God’s will requires knowing His worth
  • Romans 11:33-36 Expo + Q&A (2/22/2018) - Paul bursts forth into praise at the sovereignty & wisdom of God   Lecture Aim: When you consider who God is and understand what He has done, the only fitting response is a doxology!   1. God’s Wisdom (11:33) Principle 1: God can never be fully known, yet he is knowable through the Bible 2.
  • Romans 11:1-32 Expo + Q&A (2/13/2018) - Israel’s rejection of God’s Word is nothing new   Lecture Aim: Salvation in Christ is irrevocable   1. The Religious Damned (11:1-10) Principle 1: Apostates were never saved 2. The Unreligious Saved (11:11-24) Principle 2: Jewish rejection of Jesus is by design but not forever
  • Romans 10:14-21 Expo + Q&A (2/7/2018) - Israel’s rejection of God’s Word is nothing new   Lecture Aim: God always uses the Gospel to create faith in Christ   1. Beautiful Feet (10:14-15) Principle 1: Gospel-free preaching saves nobody 2. Stubborn Hearts (10:16-21) Principle 2: Preaching God’s word is necessary but not sufficient
  • Romans 9:30 – 10:13 Expo + Q&A (1/30/2018) - Paul addresses Israel’s unbelief & attributes of the elect   Lecture Aim: You can know with certainty you’re among God’s elect   1. Wrong Righteousness (9:30-33) Principle 1: The elect abandon self-righteousness 2. Wrong Zeal (10:1-7) Principle 2: The elect come to see their ONLY hope is Christ 3. Right Gospel (10:8-13) Principle 3: The
  • Romans 9:1-29 Expo + Q&A (1/23/2018) - Paul champions the freedom of God to save His elect   Lecture Aim: God is sovereign over EVERYTHING including our salvation   1. Anguish for Israel (9:1-6) Principle 1: God hasn’t failed when spiritually advantaged people reject Jesus 2. Sovereign Grace (9:7-18) Principle 2: Salvation is all of God, from start to finish 3. Election’s
  • Romans 8:28-39 Expo + Q&A (1/16/2018) - Paul reveals the staggering sovereign grace of God to save His elect   Lecture Aim: Absolutely nothing will stop God from saving His people   1. God’s Sovereign Choice (28-30) Principle 1: You are never more saved than you are right now 2. Our Foreordained Victory (31-37) Principle 2: Jesus won’t allow anything to crush
  • Romans 8:18-27 Expo + Q&A (1/16/2018) - Paul teaches on the resurrection, creation’s redemption & Spirit’s intercession Lecture Aim: God has a purpose in all suffering   1. Creation Groans (18-22) Principle 1: Creation’s suffering is a merciful warning of God 2. Believers Groan (23-25) Principle 2: Suffering reminds believers we’re not home yet 3. Spirit Groans (26-27) Principle 3: Suffering enables
  • Romans 8:1-17 Expo + Q&A (12/13/2017) - Paul gives us the glorious truth & expectations of being saved by God Lecture Aim: The born again man has a new mind bent on killing sin   1. Condemnation Gone (1-8) Principle 1: Born again? Jesus drank your hell & is renewing your mind 2. Eternal Death Gone (9-11) Principle 2: Believers live in
  • Romans 7 Expo + Q&A (12/5/2017) - Paul shares his war between his sin-serving flesh & law-serving mind Lecture Aim: God’s law is good, lethal, and critical for new birth   1. Freed From Law (1-6) Principle 1: God frees believers from the law to serve Him 2. Sin Amplifying Law (7-12) Principle 2: God’s law is good yet lethal to unbelievers
  • Romans 6:12-23 Expo + Q&A (11/29/2017) - Paul implores believers to live dead to sin & alive to God Lecture Aim: A new relationship to God = a new relationship to sin   1. Change in Masters (6:12-14) Principle 1: God changes our allegiance 2. Change in Wants (6:15-18) Principle 2: God changes our desires 3. Change in Works (6:19-23) Principle 2:
  • Romans 6:1-11 Expo + Q&A (11/21/2017) - Paul implores believers to live dead to sin & alive to God Lecture Aim: By faith we’re united to Christ & freed from enslaving sin   1. Died to Sin (6:1-4a) Principle 1: Unregenerate men abuse grace 2. Alived to Christ (6:4b-11) Principle 2: By faith we’ve died to sin & made new and alive
  • Romans 5:12-21 Expo + Q&A (11/14/2017) - Paul contrasts death in Adam with eternal life in Christ Lecture Aim: In Adam you’ll die but in Christ you’ll live   1. Reign of Death (5:12-14) Principle 1: You were born worthy of death 2. Imputation (5:15-19) Principle 2: Imputation means don’t have to die in Adam 3. Reign of Grace (5:20-21) Principle 3:
  • Romans 5:1-11 Expo + Q&A (11/8/2017) - Josh walks us thru what it means to be at peace with God Lecture Aim: God’s love for believers is so deep and passionate, that NO ONE can or will duplicate it   1. Peace with God (5:1-2) Principle 1: People are never at peace with God until He justifies them 2. Glory in Suffering
  • Romans 4 Expo + Q&A (11/1/2017) - Paul proves justification by faith alone from the Old Testament Lecture Aim: God’s requirement of righteousness comes by faith in Christ alone   1. Faith vs. Works (4:1-8) Principle 1: God forgives sin apart from works 2. Religious Rituals (4:9-17) Principle 2: God forgives sin apart from religious rituals 3. God of Grace (4:18-25) Principle
  • Romans 3:27-31 Exposition+Q&A (10/23/2017) - Paul teaches implications of being justified by faith alone Lecture Aim: Salvation is all about God’s glory   1. No boasting! (3:27-28) Principle 1: Faith in Christ alone magnifies Grace 2. No racism! (3:29-30) Principle 2: Faith in Christ alone removes division 3. No hedonism! (3:31) Principle 3: JFaith in Christ alone empowers obedience
  • Romans 3:21-26 Exposition+Q&A (10/17/2017) - Paul unveils the cure for our hopeless unrighteousness Lecture Aim: By the cross God rightly forgives sinners   1. Sinners Justified (3:21-25a) Principle 1: Only CHRIST’S righteousness satisfies God 2. God Justified (3:25b-26) Principle 2: Jesus absorbed ALL wrath of those who trust Him
  • Romans 3:1-20 WrapUp + Q&A (10/11/2017) - Paul hammers the final nail in the coffin of our self-righteousness Lecture Aim: Our condemnation is just!   1. God’s Judgement Questioned (3:1-8) Principle 1: In spite of God’s blessings we sin profusely 2. Total Wretchedness of Man (3:9-20) Principle 2: No one is remotely good but God
  • Romans 2 WrapUp (10/3/2017) - Paul indicts the self-righteous, the “religious”, the moralists Lecture Aim: Religion can’t save you from the wrath of God   1. The Impartial Judge (2:1-11) Principle 1: Neither ancestry or moralism can save us from God’s righteous judgment 2. God’s Perfect Standard (2:12-24) Principle 2: God will judge men with or without Bible knowledge 3.
  • Romans 1:18-32 (9/27/2017) - Paul proves God’s wrath is justified against the entire human race Lecture Aim: Everyone everywhere is worthy of hell   1. Truth Suppressors (1:18-23) Principle 1: We’re all born maliciously despising God 2. Depravity Embracers (1:24-32) Principle 2: Left alone we all grow in our love of sin & hatred of God
  • Romans 1:1-17 (9/19/2017) - Paul opens his letter extolling the transformational Gospel of God Lecture Aim: The Gospel changes everything   1. Paul’s Opening (1:1-7) Principle 1: The gospel demands & empowers Christ-glorifying obedience 2. God’s Gospel (1:8-17) Principle 2: Universe-creating power is in the gospel
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