Bible Text: Romans 9:19-33 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Romans: The Gospel of God's Grace In the first part of Romans Chapter 9, we looked at some verses that are difficult to understand. Now, I don't claim to understand all that's in the Bible, but I believe all of it. People express all kinds of objections to verses that are difficult to understand, and in the final part of this chapter, the apostle Paul deals with some of those objections.
Bible Text: Matthew 22:34-40 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford I came across a testimony that Ravi Zacharias gave concerning a man who was an interpreter in Vietnam around 1971. It's a remarkable testimony of God's grace and love and of a man's love for the Lord. It's really convicting. Do we love the Word of God as much as Hien did? Tonight we're going to consider a few things about the Lord's Great Commandment.
Bible Text: Revelation 8:1-13 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Revelation: Behold He Comes! Tonight, we're talking about some terrible judgments of God. Now, judgment is not something God delights in doing. In fact, judgment is God's strange work. God desires to bless more than He does to judge. God delights in mercy, in grace, in blessing, but there comes a time when God finally does bring judgment. He gives space for people to repent, but when men still do not repent, God does bring judgment.
Bible Text: Romans 9:6-18 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Romans: The Gospel of God's Grace We may not understand how God did a lot of things, or why He did them, but as believers, we accept it by faith. The point is this, God is sovereign. This morning, we will look at three statements I believe the apostle Paul is making about God's sovereignty over salvation, which he backs up with historical illustrations. And then we will look at three applications to the truth of God's Word and His sovereignty.
Bible Text: Revelation 7:9-17 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Revelation: Behold He Comes! Revelation Chapter 7 gives us a glimpse of the grace of God at work during this horrible time on Earth known as the Great Tribulation. Last week, we saw God seal 144,000 Jewish male virgins, 12,000 from each of the twelve tribes that are mentioned in verses 5-8 of this chapter. These witnesses will win an innumerable number of souls for Christ from every nation, kindred, people, and language. And, folks, the salvation of sinners is the heartbeat of God, and this can be seen in our text for tonight.
Bible Text: Romans 9:1-5 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Romans: The Gospel of God's Grace Are you burdened for the lost? I chose the word "burdened" because I think there's a difference between a concern and a burden. I would venture to say that if you're a believer in this house you're concerned about the lost. If you're not concerned about those who are on their way to Hell, you really need to question whether you know the Lord. But a burden is different; it's an all-consuming passion, something you can't escape; it's with you all the time, and this is what the apostle Paul experienced. So, this morning, we are looking at the burden that Paul had for lost people.
Bible Text: Romans 8:31-39 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Romans: The Gospel of God's Grace Beloved, let me tell you one thing right now... nothing can ever separate you from the love of Christ. Romans Chapter 8 begins with no condemnation and ends with no separation. There is nothing in this entire universe that could ever separate the child of God from the love of God. If we could only grasp what God is saying to us today about His love for us, I believe we would jump and shout for joy. You might even do like David did and dance before the Lord... and it's okay.... when you understand how much God loves you.
Bible Text: Romans 8:28-30 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Romans: The Gospel of God's Grace Today, we're going to talk about five words in our text that are like five links in God's unbreakable chain of the plan of salvation. So, as we finish up Chapter 8 in our study of Romans, we see that, by way of God's promise for His purpose in His process, He chooses us, He changes us, He calls us, He claims us, and he completes us.
Bible Text: Revelation 6:9-17 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Revelation: Behold He Comes! Tonight, as we continue our verse-by-verse study of the book of Revelation, we are going to see an unusual dynamic at work as we look at seals five and six, that is, the prayers of the Tribulation saints in Heaven and of the Tribulation sinners on Earth.
Bible Text: Romans 8:28 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Romans: The Gospel of God's Grace Not every promise in the Bible is for me or you. Some of those promises were given to specific groups or specific individuals, but in Romans 8:28, there is a promise that every believer who loves Jesus Christ can claim with confidence. Here is a promise that God, in His providence, will orchestrate every event in our lives, even suffering, even temptation, even failure in order to accomplish both our temporal and our eternal benefits. The late great preacher Dr. R.A. Torrey said that Romans 8:28 is "a soft pillow for tired hearts," and it is certainly one of God's greatest promises. This morning, we will look at three things about this great promise.