This Week, December 28th – January 3rd

Quote of the Week: “Impress the young convert from the very beginning with the conviction that God has called him into His kingdom to struggle with the corruptions of his heart.” –William B. Sprague (1795-1876).

Wednesday, December 30th, 6:30 p.m.  Mid-week prayer meeting.  Having finished our series on Prayer, we will continue in our devotions from A Puritan Catechism.  This week looks at Q20. & Q21 in a devotion titled, “God Became a Man” from the texts in Isaiah 7:3-16 and  Hebrews 2:14.

Thursday, December 31st, 7:00 p.m.  Pizza Night! annual New Year’s Eve get-together.

Friday, January 1st, 2010.  HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Saturday, January 2nd, 1:00 p.m.: “The Sounds of Sovereign Grace” radio broadcast can be heard every Saturday afternoon on Grace Radio WGRW, 90.7 FM.  This is a ministry outreach of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church, taught by Brother John Hunter, and now, with occasional teaching from Brother Jon Cardwell.

Sunday morning, January 3rd, 11:00 a.m.:  We will continue in our study of The Epistle of Paul to the Romans. This weeks message is entitled, Surrendering to the Spirit and our text will be taken from Romans 8:11-17.

Sunday prayer meeting is held in the nursery prior to the evening service on 5:30 p.m.

Sunday evening, 6:00 p.m.:  We will continue our study in the Gospel of John, picking up our study where we left off in John 10:7-8, I AM the Good Shepherd.”

Sunday school classes for children, youth, and adults will begin at 9:45 a.m.

The Children’s Sunday school are for those under 12 years of age.  Kathy Hunter, wife of our elder and missionary John Hunter, teaches the children Bible truth using flanel graphic presentation, Scripture memorization, followed by a craft that reinforces the lessons learned.  Following singing of praises and choruses in the sanctuary, classes are held in the educational room of our building.

Youth Sunday school classes are for those young people attending grades 7-12 or are ages 12-17.  The youth class includes prayer, catechism recitation and memorization, and the verse-by-verse reading and study of Scripture.  Brother Jon Cardwell teaches this class, and currently, we are studying the Gospel According to Luke.  Following singing of praises and choruses in the sanctuary, classes are held in the pastor’s office behind the church building.

Adult Sunday school classes are held in the sanctuary.

Don’t forget: our weekly sermons can be heard and downloaded from the Internet at no charge on SermonAudio.com.

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This Week, December 21st – 27th

Quote of the Week: “Some temptations come to the industrious, but all tempations attack the idle.” –Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892).

New Creation News, the pastoral newsletter of Brother Jon Cardwell has been updated and available at http://joncardwell.wordpress.com.

Monday, December 21st, 8:00 a.m.  Men’s Bible study.  We are studying through the book of Genesis.

Wednesday, December 23rd, 6:30 p.m.  Mid-week prayer meeting.

Saturday, December 26th, 1:00 p.m.: “The Sounds of Sovereign Grace” radio broadcast can be heard every Saturday afternoon on Grace Radio WGRW, 90.7 FM.  This is a ministry outreach of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church, taught by Brother John Hunter, and now, with occasional teaching from Brother Jon Cardwell.

Sunday morning, December 27th, 11:00 a.m.:  We will continue in our study of The Epistle of Paul to the Romans. This weeks message is entitled, “Walking After the Spirit – Part 2” and our text will be taken from Romans 8:1-10.

Sunday prayer meeting is held in the nursery prior to the evening service on 5:30 p.m.

Sunday evening, December 27th, 6:00 p.m.:  We will continue our study in the Gospel of John, picking up our study where we left off in John 9:34-41.

Sunday school classes for children, youth, and adults will begin at 9:45 a.m.

The Children’s Sunday school are for those under 12 years of age.  Kathy Hunter, wife of our elder and missionary John Hunter, teaches the children Bible truth using flanel graphic presentation, Scripture memorization, followed by a craft that reinforces the lessons learned.  Following singing of praises and choruses in the sanctuary, classes are held in the educational room of our building.

Youth Sunday school classes are for those young people attending grades 7-12 or are ages 12-17.  The youth class includes prayer, catechism recitation and memorization, and the verse-by-verse reading and study of Scripture.  Brother Jon Cardwell teaches this class, and currently, we are studying the Gospel According to Luke.  Following singing of praises and choruses in the sanctuary, classes are held in the pastor’s office behind the church building.

Adult Sunday school classes are held in the sanctuary.

Don’t forget: our weekly sermons can be heard and downloaded from the Internet at no charge on SermonAudio.com.

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This Week, December 14th – 20th

Quote of the Week: “To have a sight of sin and a sight of Jesus at the same moment constitutes one of the holiest and richest pages in the history of a child of God.” –Octavius Winslow (1808-1878).

New Creation News, the pastoral newsletter of Brother Jon Cardwell has been updated and available at http://joncardwell.wordpress.com.

Monday, December 14th, 8:00 a.m.  Men’s Bible study.  We are studying through the book of Genesis.

Wednesday, December 16th, 6:30 p.m.  Mid-week prayer meeting.  We have broken from our usual devotion messages for a time with studies from a series we will call, Lord, Teach Us to Pray.” This week’s message is entitled, “Deliver Us from Evil.”

Saturday, December 19th, 1:00 p.m.: “The Sounds of Sovereign Grace” radio broadcast can be heard every Saturday afternoon on Grace Radio WGRW, 90.7 FM.  This is a ministry outreach of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church, taught by Brother John Hunter, and now, with occasional teaching from Brother Jon Cardwell.

Sunday morning, December 20th, 11:00 a.m.:  We will continue in our study of The Epistle of Paul to the Romans. This weeks message is entitled, Walking After the Spirit and our text will be taken from Romans 8:1-10.

Sunday prayer meeting is held in the nursery prior to the evening service on 5:30 p.m.

Sunday evening, December 20th, 6:00 p.m.:  We will continue our study in the Gospel of John, picking up our study where we left off in John 9:34-41.

Sunday school classes for children, youth, and adults will begin at 9:45 a.m.

The Children’s Sunday school are for those under 12 years of age.  Kathy Hunter, wife of our elder and missionary John Hunter, teaches the children Bible truth using flanel graphic presentation, Scripture memorization, followed by a craft that reinforces the lessons learned.  Following singing of praises and choruses in the sanctuary, classes are held in the educational room of our building.

Youth Sunday school classes are for those young people attending grades 7-12 or are ages 12-17.  The youth class includes prayer, catechism recitation and memorization, and the verse-by-verse reading and study of Scripture.  Brother Jon Cardwell teaches this class, and currently, we are studying the Gospel According to Luke.  Following singing of praises and choruses in the sanctuary, classes are held in the pastor’s office behind the church building.

Adult Sunday school classes are held in the sanctuary.

Don’t forget: our weekly sermons can be heard and downloaded from the Internet at no charge on SermonAudio.com.

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Romans 8 Outline

Brother Jon Cardwell’s outline for our expositional studies in Romans 8.

As we continue an expositional examination through Paul’s Epistle to the Romans, we have reached a very rich chapter in our study. There is so much that can be learned in this portion of Scripture that I thought it best if we had a very precise road map to get us through the text, otherwise, we might not ever get to Romans 9.  The more detailed outline of Romans 8 will follow a very brief outline of what we’ve already seen in chapters 1 though 7. I pray that you find this outline helpful in your studies. 

Romans 1           The DEPRAVITY of fallen man
Romans 2          The CERTAINTY of God’s judgment
Romans 3a       The CALAMITY of sinful man’s condition
Romans 3b       The BEAUTY of God’s grace in salvation
Romans 4          The REALITY of righteousness imputed by faith
Romans 5a       The CENTRALITY of justification by the Cross
Romans 5b       The ENORMITY of the truth of imputation 

As Romans 6-8 expresses God’s blessed plan in the sanctification of sinners saved by His amazing grace, we see the “Blessedness of the Bond Slave” as eternal truth that is broken down for our understanding in this way: 

Romans 6          SURRENDER as a Bond Slave
Not Under Bondage of Sin

Romans 7          STRUGGLE of the Bond Slave
Not Under Bondage of Law
Wrestlings, Wretchedness, & Reality of Mature Christians

Romans 8          SPIRITUAL VICTORY for the Bond Slave 

I.     “Walking After the Spirit”  Romans 8:1-10 

        vv1, 2  No Condemnation from Christ
        vv3, 4  Sin Condemned by Christ
        vv5-8  Carnality Offensive to Christ
        vv9-10  Christian’s Reality in Christ

II.   “Surrendering to the Spirit”  Romans 8:11-17 

        vv11-13  Perfect Logic of Sovereign Grace
        vv14, 15  Precious Adoption as Children of God
        vv16, 17  Powerful Privilege as Joint-heirs with Christ

III.  “Hoping in the Spirit”  Romans 8:18-27

        v18  Comparing Present Sufferings with Eternal Glory
        vv19-22  Creation’s Expectation of Eternal Glory
        vv23-25  Christian’s Ultimate Redemption in Eternal Glory
        vv26, 27  Counselor’s Assistance through Our Sufferings

IV.  “Trusting Upon the Spirit”  Romans 8:28-30
            aka ‘the Golden Chain of Redemption’       

  1. Foreknowledge
  2. Predestination
  3. Calling
  4. Justification
  5. Glorification  

V.    “Victory by the Spirit”  Romans 8:31-39 

        vv31, 32  O, Amazing Grace
        vv33, 34  An Awesome Advocate
        vv35-39  An Everlasting Love

If the Lord is willing, and He should tarry, we hope to look at the remainder of this wonderful New Testament epistle with the following broad overview: 

Romans 9          The Sovereignty of God
Romans 10        The Responsibility of Man
Romans 11         The Glory of God’s Grace
Romans 12        Transforming Love
Romans 13        Obedient Love
Romans 14        Love’s Liberty
Romans 15a     Love’s Unity
Romans 15b     Love’s Industry
Romans 16        Love’s Familiarity

Audio sermons and notes from Romans are available online at SermonAudio.com.

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This Week, December 7th – 13th

Quote of the Week: “The Christian will tell you… that there is filth even in the best of desires; that he has to pray to God to forgive his prayers… and that he has to sprinkle even his best offerings with the atoning blood…” –Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892).

Monday, December 7th, 8:00 a.m.  Men’s Bible study.  We are studying through the book of Genesis.

Wednesday, December 9th, 8:00 a.m.  Men’s prayer meeting.

Wednesday, December 9th, 6:30 p.m.  Mid-week prayer meeting.  We have broken from our usual devotion messages for a time with studies from a series we will call, Lord, Teach Us to Pray.” This week’s message is entitled, “Lead Us Not Into Temptation.”

Friday, December 11th, 8:00 a.m.  Men’s prayer meeting.

Saturday, December 12th, 1:00 p.m.: “The Sounds of Sovereign Grace” radio broadcast can be heard every Saturday afternoon on Grace Radio WGRW, 90.7 FM.  This is a ministry outreach of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church, taught by Brother John Hunter, and now, with occasional teaching from Brother Jon Cardwell.

Sunday morning, December 13th, 11:00 a.m.:  We will continue in our study of The Epistle of Paul to the Romans. This weeks message is entitled, I Thank God!” and our text will be taken from Romans 7:25.

Sunday prayer meeting is held in the nursery prior to the evening service on 5:30 p.m.

Sunday evening, December 6th, 6:00 p.m.:  We will continue our study in the Gospel of John, picking up our study where we left off in John 9:8-33, A Sighted Man and Blind Men.”  December Birthdays fellowship dinner will take place following the service.  Bring a covered dish or refreshment if you can.

Sunday school classes for children, youth, and adults will begin at 9:45 a.m.

The Children’s Sunday school are for those under 12 years of age.  Kathy Hunter, wife of our elder and missionary John Hunter, teaches the children Bible truth using flanel graphic presentation, Scripture memorization, followed by a craft that reinforces the lessons learned.  Following singing of praises and choruses in the sanctuary, classes are held in the educational room of our building.

Youth Sunday school classes are for those young people attending grades 7-12 or are ages 12-17.  The youth class includes prayer, catechism recitation and memorization, and the verse-by-verse reading and study of Scripture.  Brother Jon Cardwell teaches this class, and currently, we are studying the Gospel According to Luke.  Following singing of praises and choruses in the sanctuary, classes are held in the pastor’s office behind the church building.

Adult Sunday school classes are held in the sanctuary.

Don’t forget: our weekly sermons can be heard and downloaded from the Internet at no charge on SermonAudio.com.

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