As we conclude our series in Romans, we are reminded to live in light of the Gospel by committing to Biblical doctrine and depending on God in order to live for His sake.

God's design is that we strive together in love. God has called us to a people, with a people.

The harmonizing of Jew and Gentile voice brings more Glory to God than the solo Jewish voice.

Choosing to be "right" can be wrong and even anti-Christian, if you're not considering how your decisions affect others.

As believers and followers of Christ, we are to welcome one another in love.

The conscience is the compass of your heart shaped by your value system or world views, and as a result shapes how you navigate the affairs of life.

Love is a commitment and should be the most distinguishable brand that makes us as a Christian.

In light of God's mercies, we ought to live for Him.

If God can turn Israel's rejection into a blessing for the world, how much more do you think God can do through their repentance?

True relationship is motivated by healthy shame. In this section of Romans, Paul compares and contrasts the religious efforts of the Jews to the healthy humility of the Gentiles.

Part of what makes God glorious is His absolute freedom. God gives mercy to whomever He wills; this itself is an aspect of his Godness.

We must trust that God is faithful to keep His promises.

If God is for us, we are able to endure any type of suffering.

If we are to suffer well, we must believe God's Truth in the midst of pain.

We cannot learn to live life according to the logic of the Gospel, if we are not living life according to the Holy Spirit.

A soul and heart free from condemnation should give us a greater love for God.

The problem, is not the Law, but that we're utterly sinful. What are we to do? Confess our sins, receive the confessions of other, and rehearse our new identity in Christ

The greatest transformation is when God takes a dead sinner and transforms them into someone who has a heart for Him.

Those who are in Christ have undergone a change in status– We have gone from a guilty sinner to being counted righteous in Christ. And with that status change, we’ve gained freedom from sin’s condemnation and its control.

The greatest gift is the indescribable gift of salvation in Christ Jesus. May we not just receive this gift, but live out of its abundance in every step that we take in life.

We should be amazed by God's grace, not only because of the miraculous gift of salvation, but of the benefits that we get to experience as a result.

We must trust in Jesus by faith alone.

To become proficient in any language you have to know its grammar. Grammar is the structure or the rules by which the system if language works. In Chapter 3 of Romans we have the basic grammar of the Gospel, these are the concepts and doctrines upon which the whole system is built. If we do not learn them well, our Gospel will lack clarity, it will create confusion in our hearts and we will often be lost when it comes time to communicate the Gospel to the deeper matters of life.

We all are needy before God and one another, but we often fall short of expressing our neediness. We can practice our neediness by confessing it to one another, crying out to Christ, and embracing our mutually brokenness. The podcast below is the application portion of the sermon. View the attachment below for Pastor Dhati's full manuscript.

Also, Pastor Dhati referenced the Book, Needs of the Heart by Chip Dodd, several times throughout his sermon. Click the link below to purchase it!

As humans, we have three common substitute saviors: knowledge, ritual, and rhetoric-- all of which cannot save us. We must look to Jesus to save us and we can practically do that by, preaching the Gospel to ourselves, one another, and to the world.

Too often we want to be treated impartially because we think we are are deserving. However, Romans 2 explains that mankind is on the same level playing field. All if mankind commits the same sins, will be evaluated by the same standard, and has access to the same Jesus.

In the context of Romans 1, homosexuality is a living parable of man's main problem: humanity's rebellion against God. It's a picture of the ultimate thing that "ought not to be done", to live life as though God isn't there.

The Good News saves us and directs us how to live. Though we may be shamed for the Gospel, we can live unashamed of it.

This is the first half of an incredible sermon by Pastor Dhati Lewis. Unfortunately the file became corrupt in the recording process. We included his sermon outline below,

Pastor Dhati intros his message by sharing the history of Blueprint Church and our calling as a local church in a gentrifying community. He later brings the message back to Romans, emphasizing Paul's posture, purpose, and passion in regards to seeking partnership with the Churches in Rome.

We embark on the beginning of our new mega-series, Fluent, a deep dive into the Book of Romans. In this sermon podcast, Pastor Dhati gives a detailed overview and framework for the Book of Romans, and highlights two major themes that are woven throughout: righteousness and reconciliation.