Genesis 15:1-6, Romans 3:19-30 Early in WWII a group of American soldiers on an island in the South Pacific were captured by an overwhelming Japanese force. They were held prisoner along with many British soldiers for many months. To pass the time they organized classes and lectures. One class was on American History, taught by […]
Romans 3:21-26 Anyone who’s had a sibling, or has when they were a child, interacted on a school playground with other children, has either done this, or had it done to them: Kid A hurts Kid B, the one they’re playing with, either physically, or emotionally with nasty and forbidden language. As the hurt and […]
Revelation 22:12 Introduction: If someone were to ask you what the primary motivation should be to seek spiritual growth, to increase in the walk of holiness, and to pour oneself into doing good works, one might get a range of different answers: To glorify God. Gratitude for eternal salvation. To gain or maintain assurance of […]
Sunday, August 23rd 2020 | Romans 12:9-21 Romans ch 13 and the Christian response to government authority does not begin in ch13, but in chapter 12. This is the second in the series on the stewardship of the Christian in response to God’s grace and mercy.
Sunday, August 16th 2020 | Romans 12:1-8 Romans ch 13 and the Christian response to government authority does not begin in ch13, but in chapter 12. This is the first in the series on the stewardship of the Christian in response to God’s grace and mercy.
Sunday, March 4th 2018 | Romans 6:1-14 We’re used to hearing that Christ died for our sins. But Romans 6:1-14 teach something different: That Christ died TO our sin (singular). This is the concept that he died to sin as the ruling/reigning Master, and we (the Old Man, the man identified with Adam) were co-crucified […]
Sunday, February 25th 2018 | Romans 5:12-21 O Felix Culpa! – Oh Happy Fault! The universal domination of sin and death. The glorious freedom of God’s grace in the shed blood of His Son. Not the name of a rock band or movie star. It is Latin for, “Happy fault!” – and it says that even […]
Sunday, February 18th 2018 | Romans 5:1-11 Justification by faith alone. Sola Fidei. Just what does this mean? Who is it for? Why is it so? Why is this a most necessary doctrine to grasp? In this tender handling of Romans 5:1-11, Molher gives us the vital context of Paul’s discussion of justification, and shows us […]
Sunday, February 14th 2016 | Romans 8:31-39 God’s love in creation, and God’s love expressed in fullness in the Person of Jesus Christ, the effulgence of God Himself. About Karl Poppelreiter: Karl has been a pastor/elder in the Sierra Nevada mountains. He served as pastor/elder with Eric Peterman from 1991 to 2003 (and Karl and Eric […]
Sunday, August 16th, 2015 | Romans 4:1-5 What conditions must be present in the life, attitude and mind of the unbeliever before they can be justified by faith alone in Christ? The answer from the Bible catches many people off-guard, because it is against human nature, and because wrong ideas have been taught or implied […]