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August 9, 2023
Romans Series Overview with Bill & Tom | POD 013
In today's episode, we are joined by Tom Nelson, our lead senior pastor, for an enlightening conversation about the significance of this powerful letter to the Romans. Bill and Tom discuss the shifting focus of the church over time and how Romans speaks to essential questions like: who Jesus is, how we're saved, and what it means to be human.

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In today's episode, we are joined by Tom Nelson, our lead senior pastor, for an enlightening conversation about the significance of this powerful letter to the Romans. Bill and Tom discuss the shifting focus of the church over time and how Romans speaks to essential questions like: who Jesus is, how we're saved, and what it means to be human.... | READ MORE BELOW

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Tom Nelson – Guest

Bill Gorman – Host

Show Notes

Romans Series Overview with Bill & Tom

In today’s episode, we are joined by Tom Nelson, our lead senior pastor, for an enlightening conversation about the significance of this powerful letter to the Romans. Bill and Tom discuss the shifting focus of the church over time and how Romans speaks to essential questions like: who Jesus is, how we’re saved, and what it means to be human.

 

THREE KEY TAKEAWAYS:

The three key takeaways from this episode of theFormed.life are:

1. The significance of the book of Romans: The episode highlights the importance of the book of Romans in understanding key theological concepts and how they relate to our current cultural context. Romans touches on themes like the identity of Jesus, salvation by grace through faith, and what it means to be human.

2. The process of selecting sermon series: Bill and Tom discuss how Christ Community determines the focus of their teachings, taking into account the needs of the congregation and cultural context. They emphasize the importance of teaching the whole counsel of God and the joy of diving into different genres of literature within the Bible.

3. The transformative power of Romans: The episode emphasizes the transformative impact that studying and engaging with the book of Romans can have on individuals. Through understanding God’s incredible love, the rescue mission of Jesus, and aligning with God’s design and moral excellence, Romans has the potential to bring about personal and communal transformation, restoring God’s worldview in a culture that may be eroding foundational beliefs.

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QUOTES:

“Romans not only tells us what we’re saved from — As glorious that is — praise God, but it tells us what we’re saved for… to be on mission with him in the world in his kingdom.'”
– Tom Nelson

 

“I think we’ve been compelled from the very beginning of Christ Community that as Paul says, he did not shrink from declaring the whole counsel of God.”
Tom Nelson

 

“So I think we also sometimes can fall into, oh, this is a left brain, logical book, but it speaks to the wholeness of who we are as people.”
– Bill Gorman

 

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CHAPTERS:

[00:02:49] Romans 8:1 changed life, discussing importance of letter.
[00:05:42] Romans aids understanding of God’s incredible love.
[00:11:38] Teaching scripture through exposition in various genres.
[00:15:12] Seek the Lord, live for Him always.
[00:18:27] Hope: people find faith in Jesus, transformation.

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