With our series through Romans, we take a long look at the longest of Paul’s letters, a profound, extended explanation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Concluding Highlightsby Mike Bergen | September 13, 2020
This is the conclusion of the most complete explanation of the greatest message the world has ever heard — the message that determines the life and death future of every living person.
Greet the Belovedby John Vanderhorst | September 6, 2020
Summary • 26 individuals in Rome (+ 2 households, 3 house churches) • A key descriptor: “my beloved”/ “the beloved” (4x) • 2nd key descriptor: “workers”/ “worked hard” (5x) • 3rd key descriptor: “in the Lord”/ “in Christ Jesus”/ “in Christ” (9x)
Paul Lives it Outby Johnny Vanderhorst | August 30, 2020
Paul has been explaining and applying the gospel throughout Romans. But we see in this closing section how he embodies everything he preaches in his own life.
For Neighbor’s Good and God’s Gloryby Daniel Vanderhorst | August 23, 2020
The problem of the "strong" and the "weak."
Very Difficult Loveby Mike Bergen | August 16, 2020
Romans 14 explains how to love other Christians when they think differently than you.
Only Owe Loveby Johnny Vanderhorst | August 9, 2020
Only owe love ... because it's time to wake ... and put on Christ.
Marks of a True Christianby John Vanderhorst | July 26, 2020
This condensed instruction on Christian character and practice can be summarized under 12 qualities, each a facet of agape love. Growing in these facets of love requires diligence joined with dependence.
Present … Renew … Functionby Ken Swygard | July 19, 2020
Romans 12 makes a significant transition from theological considerations to practical application. Paul's focus in this passage: God wants us to present ourselves to Him as a living sacrifice; God wants us to renew our mind; God wants us to function as a member of the body of Christ.
The Unfathomable God of Grace and Mercyby Blaine Freidline | July 12, 2020
O Gentile, it is by God’s grace and mercy through your faith in Jesus’ atoning sacrifice that you are now a member of God’s chosen people. Fear God for such undeserved favor, and give yourself to His plans.
Our Special Partby Mike Bergen | July 5, 2020
In Romans 9-11 we read how God is doing awesome things at many levels to make salvation available to every person in the world. In chapter 10 we learn about our special part!
The Freedom and Mercy of Godby Johnny Vanderhorst | June 28, 2020
God is the only ultimately, fully free being. And He acts ultimately to share the beauty of who He is to the greatest extent, for the highest joy of His people.
Since God is for us, Who can be against us?by Mike Bergen | June 21, 2020
The end of Romans 8 is the climax of chapters 1-8. Here Paul shows that God always overrules all opposition at all times for His good and loving purposes for us.
Groaning, Hope and Gloryby Johnny Vanderhorst | June 14, 2020
Context: fighting and suffering
A Tale of Two Realms: Rescued from the Domain of Sin, Law and Deathby Daniel Vanderhorst | May 24, 2020
Welcome to Cornerstone's online service! Today Daniel Vanderhorst takes us through Romans 7 with a look at two realms: "in the flesh" and "in Christ."
Obedient From the Heartby Mike Bergen | May 17, 2020
Welcome to Cornerstone's online service! Today Mike Bergen takes us through Romans 6:15-23, examining what it means to be "slaves to righteousness" who are "obedient from the heart."
Dead and Aliveby Johnny Vanderhorst | May 10, 2020
Welcome to Cornerstone's online service! Today Johnny Vanderhorst takes us through Romans 6:1-14 with a look at what it truly means to be dead to sin and alive to God in Jesus Christ!
An Indisputable Hopeby Blaine Freidline | April 26, 2020
Welcome to Cornerstone's online service! Today Blaine Freidline takes us through Romans 5:1-11 with a look at two questions: How can we possibly hope to enjoy the glory of God, and how is it that hope is guaranteed and will never disappoint?
Romans 4: God’s righteousness is credited to Abraham — and us!by Mike Bergen | April 19, 2020
Welcome to Cornerstone's online service! Today Mike Bergen takes us through Romans 4 and Paul's explanation of how God's righteousness was credited to Abraham -- the what, when, and why of it -- and the implications that has for us today.
Divine Interventionby Johnny Vanderhorst | March 29, 2020
Welcome to Cornerstone's first online service! Here you'll find a greeting from pastor John Vanderhorst, a selection of songs with lyrics slides by Clifton Boje with which you can sing along, and this week's sermon, from pastor Johnny Vanderhorst, over Romans 3:21-31.
All under Sinby John Vanderhorst | March 21, 2020
Main idea: All are “under” sin – no exceptions, no excuses… yet (as we shall see) not without remedy!
Reliability Problemsby Mike Bergen | March 15, 2020
We are going through a large section of Romans that exposes what people rely on, and the trouble that results when the objects of their trust are unreliable. (Romans 1:18 – 3:20). Today we look at Romans 2:1-3:8 – People who rely on God’s laws and the correct religion.
Just When You Thought You Were Off the Hookby Johnny Vanderhorst | March 8, 2020
Judgment day is coming for all, where all will give an account. All that will suffice then is the righteousness of God, received by faith and evidenced in a life submitted to Him.
The Grief of Our Fatherby Mike Bergen | March 1, 2020
Romans 1:18 summarizes this whole section (1:18-32), “The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness (unrighteousness) of men …”
Confident in the Gospelby Blaine Freidline | February 23, 2020
Paul was supremely confident in the power of the gospel of Christ to save and transform. God’s desire is for all to have that same confidence.
A Spectacular Greetingby Johnny Vanderhorst | February 16, 2020
As Paul begins his profound letter to the church in Rome, he makes clear what defines and impassions him.