Why is Romans so important?
"The letter to the Romans stands as the clearest and most systematic presentation of Christian doctrine in all the Scriptures. Paul began by discussing that which is most easily observable in the world—the sinfulness of all humanity. All people have been condemned due to our rebellion against God. However, God in His grace offers us justification by faith in His Son, Jesus. When we are justified by God, we receive redemption, or salvation, because Christ’s blood covers our sin. But Paul made it clear that the believer’s pursuit of God doesn’t stop with salvation; it continues as each of us is sanctified—made holy—as we persist in following Him. Paul’s treatment of these issues offers a logical and complete presentation of how a person can be saved from the penalty and power of his or her sin...
... The structure of Romans provides a hint into the importance of the book in our everyday lives. Beginning with eleven chapters of doctrine, the book then transitions into five chapters of practical instruction. This union between doctrine and life illustrates for Christians the absolute importance of both what we believe and how we live out those beliefs. Does your day-to-day life mirror the beliefs you hold, or do you find yourself in a constant battle with hypocrisy? Take heed of the doctrine you find within the pages of Romans, but don’t forget to put it into practice as well." - from "Insight for Living"
We will celebrate & recognize all of our children who have not yet reached their 3rd birthday Sunday, May 4th, during the 8:30 & 10:00 am worship services. Parents are asked to meet in the nursery 15 minutes prior to the service you attend to line up for the "Baby Parade"
We will also be celebrating baptisms at the close of the 8:30 & 10:00 am services on May 4th. Please contact the church office and plan to attend a
baptism information meeting on Wednesday, April 30th at 7:45 pm if interested in being baptized at this time.