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Sermon, Sunday June 5, 2016

I don’t remember ever being embarrassed of my dad. He cheered too loudly at my football games. He was a lousy joke teller but would throw his head back and laugh freely, even at his own lousy jokes. He sported an Abraham Lincoln beard long after it was ‘vogue’.

I guess most kids are embarrassed by their dads but I wasn’t, I was proud of him.

“I’m not ashamed of the gospel” said Paul even though for some of us the gospel feels awkward at times. Paul knew the universe-changing power of the good news that Jesus has won for us.

Not ashamed!

Bulletin, June 5, 2016


Sermon Study Questions: Romans 1:18-32

  1. How do you reconcile the wrath of God with what you know about Jesus?
  2. What does the phrase mean, “God gave them over”? (v.24, 26, 28)
  3. Tell of a time when you felt God ‘gave you over’ to what you were pursuing. How did He bring that around in the end?
  4. The problem all seems to start (v.21) with a refusal to worship God or give Him thanks. Why do you think those 2 things are so important?
  5. Explain v.20, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities… have been clearly seen”. How is the invisible clearly seen?
  6. Do you agree with Paul when he says, “I’m not ashamed of the gospel…”  Why or why not?



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