From Romans 9:1-24. If God is truly sovereign, then he is completely in control of everything. If God chooses his own course for the future, using his own carefully selected people, then how do we fit into the picture? Is choice on our part even possible? Are the sovereignty of God and human free will in conflict with one another? Apparently, the Apostle Paul doesn’t think so.
In Romans 1:8-17 the Apostle Paul says that there is power in the gospel. How is the gospel the power of God? Consider these words: salvation, redemption, deliverance, resurrection, eternal life. Those are powerful words! Let’s think together about why Paul makes this declaration and what it means for us today.
The mission of God in this world is inseparably linked with the mission of God’s people. When God blessed Abraham, the purpose of that individual blessing was instrumental – the world would be blessed through Abraham. In the same way the mission of God in our world flows through individuals–in this case, the church.
This Sunday kicks off our month-long focus on missions! We heard from both Pastor Bob, who spoke on Romans 8:18-27, and from Dr. Jennifer Wilson, the spearhead of the hospital project being planned to serve impoverished communities in northern Ghana as part of the ministry of GRID-NEA and David and Brenda Mensah.