A Final Word
Mike Bullmore / October 27, 2019
BIBLE PASSAGE FOR THIS SERMON
Final Instructions and Greetings
17 I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. 18 For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive. 19 For your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil. 20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
21 Timothy, my fellow worker, greets you; so do Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my kinsmen.
22 I Tertius, who wrote this letter, greet you in the Lord.
23 Gaius, who is host to me and to the whole church, greets you. Erastus, the city treasurer, and our brother Quartus, greet you.Doxology
25 Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages 26 but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith— 27 to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.Sermon Application Questions – 10/27/19
1. How does Paul’s warning in verses 17-19 strike you? What obstacles contrary to the doctrine you’ve been taught do we face in the religious culture of our own time and place?
2. How does verse 20 make you feel? Stop and think about it. Does it affect you as it seems Paul means for it to affect his readers? How might these two realities—our future hope and our present help—be brought more meaningfully into your life? What in your life might be distracting you and keeping those realities from having the effect they should?
3. Now that we are done with Romans, reflect back over the book. What particular truths or what particular verses have become more precious to you? How might you turn that into a time of worship just between you and God?
Mike Bullmore is preaching today in a sermon titled, “A Final Word.” His sermon text is Romans 16:17-27