The Power of a Changed Life

December 31, 2017
At this time of year, everybody is inundated with advertising to make a "new you," but if you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? God has…

Two Kinds of Branches

June 12, 2016
Bible Text: Romans 11:13-25 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Romans: The Gospel of God's Grace Even just 75 years ago, talking about the nation of Israel would have made no sense to anyone because that nation did not exist. However, in 1948, the nation of Israel was established, and this was in fulfillment of Scripture. What some people thought impossible and unbelievable took place then. Since then, God has been planting the Jews back in their own land never to be uprooted again. God is doing something in Israel and we need to pay attention to it. As we see in our text today, the apostle Paul has been appointed by God to help Israel be jealous to gain God's favor again. So, today, I want us to examine what this passage is talking about.
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.

Two Kinds and Two Minds

February 14, 2016
Bible Text: Romans 8:5-11 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Romans: The Gospel of God's Grace If you could think of the Bible as a mountain range, then the book of Romans would be the Himalayas and Chapter 8 would be Mount Everest, towering over the rest of Scripture, because this chapter gives us the key to living a victorious Christian life. In the first seven chapters of Romans, the Holy Spirit is mentioned only once (Romans 1:4), but in Chapter 8, the Holy Spirit is referred to 19 times. In our text today, Paul explains how our mindset determines our lifestyle, and the key concepts in this chapter are "Two Kinds and Two Minds," two kinds of people and two different minds.  So, if you are struggling in your Christian walk, I challenge you to read Romans Chapter 8 every morning for one month, and at the end of 30 days, see how it has made a difference in your life.

Winning the War Within Us

January 31, 2016
Bible Text: Romans 7:14-25 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Romans: The Gospel of God's Grace I've been the pastor here for almost 25 years, but there's one member of this church who has  given me more trouble than anybody else. I stay angry at him most of the time,  and he just makes me miserable. So this morning I want to identify him and ask him to stand up... but  he's already standing because I'm talking about myself! While I do want to be a great person and a great pastor, sometimes my performance doesn't match my desire. You see, I've got a sin nature that I still struggle with even though I'm a Christian. If you do not, then maybe you've got a secret that the apostle Paul and I have not learned. Our passage today gives us the portrait of a maturing Christian, and if we are honest, I think most of us would say we can identify with everything Paul says here in these verses.