Friday, April 23, 2010

New Sermon Series in the Morning

In addition to our EVENING CHURCH Preaching Program (below), we are working our way through Romans in the mornings at St Philips. Martin Luther famously wrote in his Preface to Romans:
It is well worth a Christian's while not only to memorize it word for word, but also to occupy himself with it daily, as though it were the daily bread of the soul. It is impossible to read or to meditate on this letter too much or too well. The more one deals with it, the more precious it becomes and the better it tastes.
Here is the Series:

ROMANS: Making Sense.

11 April (R 1:1-17)
Making Sense of Romans

18 April: (R 1-2)
Making Sense of Wrath and Judgement

25 April: (R 3:9-31)
Making Sense of Justice and Grace

2 May: (Speaker: Toby Neal on Matt 13:44)
Finding Happiness

9 May: (R 4:1-3, 16-25)
Making Sense of the Old Covenant

16 May: (R 5:1-11)
Making Sense of Love

23 May: (R 5:4) Pentecost Sunday
Making Sense of The Holy Spirit

30 May: (M 6:5-18) Trinity Sunday
The Ethical Implications of the Trinity

Pic is a page from Paul's letter to the Romans from the Chester Beatty museum.


Hans said...

Hey man how did you go preaching through romans? Any tips on who to read or any pitfalls? We are working out our preaching schedule for next year.

Justin said...

hard thing is whether to work through it really slowly, so you get the riches at each point. You see the trees. Or whether to get through it quickly, to not be too laboured, but see the forest.

We choose the latter. Only cos we aren't at MLJ stage yet! :)