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Recognize People, but Magnify God

Is it appropriate to give public recognition to faithful fellow Christians who  do the work of church ministry (Ephesians. 4:12)? Yes, it is. For instance, when Paul concluded his letter to the church at Rome, he recognized a variety of people,…

Episode 47: All Glory to God

You may easily overlook the final chapter of the New Testament to the Romans, since it appears to be a long list of obscure people. But this chapter teaches some very important lessons for you today, especially in the final three verses. Join…

Homes for Jesus

Does your home contribute significantly to the growth of your church and the expansion of the kingdom of God? In Romans 16:1-5, Paul recognizes certain acquaintances in the church at Rome. He does not recognize everyone in the church at Rome;…

Seeing God in the City

Perhaps you live in New York City like me, or perhaps you live in another city elsewhere in the world. In fact, more than half of the world's population lives in cities, and this number is increasing. This fact introduces many lines of discussion;…

Episode 13: Deadly Effects

Sin produces deadly effects, always, whether or not you are a child of God. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller in looking at Romans 6:23, a verse that you may actually misunderstand. For a born-again Christian, this is an incredibly powerful…

Through Jesus Christ Your Lord - Always

Every person is wrong because of sin and needs to be made right. Every person needs to be delivered from wrongdoing and identified entirely by the righteousness of God. This happens completely through Jesus Christ, and it becomes real for the…

Sin Exhausted Itself at the Cross

This thought captured my attention last week as I prepared an institute lecture on Romans 6:1-14. Since sin exhausted itself in bringing about death, from that point forward it is powerless to overcome new life.[1] When death unleashed the…

Episode 9: Body Parts & Christian Growth

If you are a born-again Christian, you have been changed by the incredible resurrection power of Jesus Christ. But how does this incredible reality affect your daily life? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller as he explains from Romans 6:12-13…

You've Been Evicted - By Sin

Have you received the righteousness of God by faith? If so, Paul asks you a very important question. He introduces the thought in Rom. 5:20, expands it as a question in Rom. 6:1, and answers the question with an exclamation in Rom. 6:2. The…

Living for the Gospel

If your life were an outline, what would it look like? Where would the gospel be on your outline? Would it be a sub-point? A main point? Or would it be title of the whole thing? For Paul, the gospel was the title for the outline of his life.…