Sermons by Calvin Robinson

What the Law Says

Romans 3:9-20 The purpose of the law is to: It does this very well! The law unveils more truth about us than we care to see. It reads our thoughts and weighs our every motive. The law knows and exposes the truth that we are wretched indeed! And sometimes that is just what we need to hear.

Unnecessary Evil

Romans 3:1-8 Can good exist without bad?Can right thrive without wrong?Can light shine in the absence of darkness?Is the grace of God necessary without the sins of men? YES!While God’s plan of salvation takes sin into account, His plan would be just as effective even if mankind never sinned.

Circumcision

Romans 2:17-29 Circumcision is an outward mark upon the body as a sign of being a Jew, as baptism is the outward sign of the one who follows Jesus. But neither have value if the inner life of a person is unchanged. Paul describes to us the problem of the hyper-religious that has mastered the law, but the law has not mastered…

The Judge of Secrets

Romans 2:12-16 When we stand before God we will be judged by our outward obedience to the law of God, and by our inward adherence to the law. If by chance one were to be found without fault in these two areas, all will be found out in the third. Because God will lastly judge the secrets of each person’s heart. What…

Ugly Winning

Joshua 10:12-14 52% of vehicle accidents occur within 5 miles from home. The last leg before victory is always the most grueling and difficult. This natural fact is also a spiritual reality. When we feel like we have used up all our energy, that last mile can seem quite distant, and we can despair we do not have the stamina to make…

Do Not Judge

Romans 2:1-8 In the previous verses paul described in vivid terms and elaborate detail the sorts of depravity which comes upon all those who suppress the truth of God. Paul anticipates that the believer who peruses his list of depravities will assume to themselves that he is talking about the plight of the unbeliever. But Paul makes it clear that the sinful…

Resistance

Romans 1:16-24 The righteous live by faith in the message of the gospel, but the unrighteous die by suppressing the truth of God’s word. This resistance:1) Evokes God’s wrath2) Seeks to eradicate the signature of God within, which is the very foundation of its existence3) Darkens perception and emotion4) Is not thankful4) Seeks God in the created world or senseless philosophies, anywhere…

Faith – From First To Last!

Romans 1:16-17 The Gospel is the good tidings of the finished work of Jesus Christ. The Gospel is the power by which God saves us. We access the power of God when we renounce power over our lives and entrust our lives, our future and eternal destiny to the Gospel. When we do this we are declared righteous by God. In God’s…

Re-Horizoned

Romans 1:8-15 As leader of most of the world, Rome set the standard in nearly every sphere (social, political, and religious). News of the faith taking root in this world center reverberated around the globe. Conventional wisdom would dictate that if one wanted to build big, he would build in Rome! But what we learn from this text is that man’s thoughts…