Current Sermon Series

Join us this Sunday, May 26 at 10:30 AM for Pastor Nate Wilks’ sermon, “Living as Citizens,
as we look at Romans 13:1-7 from our new sermon series, Romans 13-16: How Shall We Live?


In April this year, the life of a Laotian man, battling cancer changed for good. Cheng Saephan, a resident of Oregon, was one of three winners of a $1.3billion jackpot. He told reporters he could now find a “good doctor,” and his wife would never have to work again. The common question when someone wins that kind of money is “What will you do?” Perhaps an even more important question in light of such life-changing news, “How shall you live?”

In the first 11 chapters of Romans, Paul reveals the riches of the gospel and the life-changing news that those who have been justified by God’s grace, are empowered by the Holy Spirit and have the all the privileges of the inheritance of God’s glory that belongs to God’s people in and through Christ. With all that eternal wealth already placed in our account, Paul turns in Romans 13-16 to that all important question: “How Shall we Live?”

Join us over the next two months, as we study Romans 13-16, asking, “How Shall We Live?”  

  • May 26 – Living as Citizens, Romans 13:1-7
  • June 2 – Living on Love, Romans 13:8-14
  • June 9 – Living for the Lord, Romans 14:1-12
  • June 16 – Living Together in Christ, Romans 14:13-15:7
  • June 23 – Stand Alone, TBD
  • June 30 – Living in Hope, Romans 15:8-13
  • July 7 – Living on Mission, Romans 15:14-33
  • July 14 – Living as Partners, Romans 16:1-23
  • July 21 – Living for Glory, Romans 16:25-27

To help you prepare, the scripture for this Sunday will be:

Romans 13:1-7 (ESV)

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.

English Standard Version. ESV® Permanent Text Edition® (2016).
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