Love’s Many Contacts

November 13, 2016
Bible Text: Romans 16:1-16 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Romans: The Gospel of God's Grace In some ways Romans Chapter 16 appears to be one of the least interesting chapters of the New Testament. It has almost no explicit teaching and contains several names of mostly unknown individuals. Yet, it is the most extensive and intimate expression of Paul's love and affection for believers and coworkers to be found anywhere in the New Testament. In our passage today, Paul mentions 35 individuals by name, and his great heart provoked him to close his letter to the church at Rome with positive affirmations for the people of God.

I Feel Like Traveling On

October 23, 2016
Bible Text: Romans 15:22-29 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Romans: The Gospel of God's Grace In our passage today, we read about Paul, the traveling man who feels like traveling on, which, essentially, is Paul's answer to the question why he had not  yet visited Rome. We see that he had been prevented from doing so by his duties elsewhere, and now, as he closes this letter, he offers a detailed explanation of his travel plans. Paul gives us fascinating detail into the thinking of perhaps the greatest missionary of all time and helps us to understand the underlying principles of his life.
Bible Text: Colossians 1:21-2:3 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Colossians: Complete in Christ If you received a letter from a man you had never met, a man who was a prisoner, accused of being a troublemaker, how would you respond? That was the situation facing the believers in Colosse. They knew that the apostle Paul had been instrumental in leading their pastor Epaphras to faith in Jesus Christ and that Epaphras had gone to Rome to consult with Paul but had not yet returned. Paul's letter was delivered by Tichycus and Onesimus, so I'm sure Paul had anticipated what was happening at Colossae. The false teachers there had been discrediting Paul and placing doubt in people's minds concerning his ministry. He used this letter to explain his ministry and to encourage the church there.
Bible Text: Romans 12:14-16 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Romans: The Gospel of God's Grace What is it that makes you different from someone who is not a Christian? The main difference ought to be how we relate to other people, especially those who don't like us and those who mistreat us. Today, we are looking at five powerful principles for Christians on how to live with ourselves and with others.
Bible Text: Philippians 2:1-11 | Preacher: Michael Portwood In general, Christians have seemingly forgotten the concept of humility. I know there are some who are genuinely humble, but overall, it seems we are forgetting to think of ourselves as God sees us. We live in a society obsessed with three things: pleasure, convenience, and instant gratification. All three revolve around SELF.  This evening, we are looking at what a Christ-like view of self is in light of God and in light of other people.

You and the Body

July 3, 2016
Bible Text: Romans 12:3-6a | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Romans: The Gospel of God's Grace Paul began this part of Romans by talking about the believer and his or her body, yielding our bodies to God as a living sacrifice, which is our spiritual act of worship because of His mercies to us.  Then Paul transitions to talking about the body... the body of Christ... and the remainder of this chapter is about the believer's place in and his duty to the body of Christ.