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Romans

Paul’s letter to the Romans has been called the greatest letter ever written. The great reformer Martin Luther called Romans the most important piece of the New Testament and the purest gospel. Paul’s letter to the Romans sparked the Protestant Reformation and continues to captivate the masses. Over the next year, Citylight Church will journey into the heart of the Christian gospel as we learn together from the greatest letter ever written.

Manayunk Sermons

In Paul's closing doxology, we learn the ultimate reason why Paul wrote Romans and are faced with the question: Is Romans having its intended affect on me?

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Romans 16:25-27

Romans (NIC) by Doug Moo

Romans 8-16 For You by Tim Keller

Four implications for our lives from Paul's final words to the Romans.

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Romans 16:1-23

Romans (NIC) by Doug Moo

Romans 8-16 For You by Tim Keller

In Romans 15:14-33, Paul begins to draw Romans to a close. In this passage, Paul focuses on his gospel-motivated ambition and what it means for everyone who follows Jesus.

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Romans 15:14-33

NIC Romans by Doug Moo

The cost of life-giving community is high! Paul offers some closing thoughts on why the high-cost is more than worth it.

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Romans 15:1-13

Romans 8-16 For You by Tim Keller

NIC Romans by Doug Moo

Be willing to lay down your liberties for the sake of love.

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Romans 14:13-23

Romans 8-16 For You by Tim Keller

NIC Romans by Doug Moo

Matt shares for 15 minutes about the state of Citylight Church.

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The Apostle Paul continues to unpack what it means to love one another by focusing on how to love despite our differences.

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Romans 14:1-12

Romans 8-16 For You (book) by Tim Keller

NIC on Romans (Book-Commentary) by Doug Moo

God calls us to perpetually owe one another a debt of love by the power of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Romans 13:8-14

Romans 8-16 For You (book) by Tim Keller

NIC on Romans (Book-Commentary) by Doug Moo

Romans 12-16 focuses on the gospel in action. In Romans 13:1-7, The Apostle Paul tackles the individual Christian's responsibility to the government.

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Romans 13:1-7

Responsibility-Romans 13 (sermon) by Mark Dever

Romans 8-16 For You (book) by Tim Keller

NIC on Romans (Book-Commentary) by Doug Moo

How do we genuinely love difficult people without becoming phony or sporadic with our love? This is the question the Apostle Paul tackles in Romans 12:9-21.

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Romans 12:9-21

Romans 8-16 For You by Tim Keller

Romans Commentary by Doug Moo

The gospel brings us into rich community. In Romans 12:6-13, the Apostle Paul describes two primary marks of the kind of community we all long for.

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Romans 12:6-13

Romans by Doug Moo

Romans by Tom Schreiner

 

In Romans 12:3-8, Paul begins to describe in detail what a life built on the mercies of God, lived for the glory of God looks like. In this first snapshot, Paul addresses the gospel's power to help us view ourselves accurately.

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Romans 12:3-8

Romans by Doug Moo

Romans by Tom Schreiner

A Beautiful Design (Pt. 8) by Matt Chandler

Assessing Ourselves with Our God-assigned Measure of Faith by John Piper

In Romans 12, Paul applies gospel-doctrine to gospel-living by calling us to build lives of worship on the foundation of God's mercy.

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Romans 12:1-2

One-to-One Bible Reading PDF guide

Romans by Doug Moo

Romans by Tom Schreiner

Romans 12:1-2  (Various sermons) by John Piper

Paul responds to eleven chapters of grace with the only thing that makes sense: a song

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Romans 11:33-36

Romans by Tom Schreiner

Romans by Doug Moo

By revealing his mystery to us, God corrects the way we approach others, ourselves, and of him. Therefore trade your arrogance for a fear that drives you to him.

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Romans 11:1-32

Romans by Tom Schreiner

Romans by Doug Moo

The Race Set Before Us by Tom Schreiner and Ardel Caneday

The hope of the world hangs upon how we respond to God's grace.

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Romans 10:14-21

Romans by Tom Schreiner

Romans by Doug Moo

There is a right and a wrong response to God's grace and it makes all the difference.

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Romans 9:30-10:13

Romans by Tom Schreiner

Romans by Doug Moo

The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ by Ray Ortlund

If God sovereignly chooses to only save some people, then is God unjust? Paul tackles this most important and practical question in Romans 9:14-29

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Romans 9:14-29

Romans by Doug Moo

Romans 9:14-29 (5 sermons by John Piper)

The Justification of God by John Piper

Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem (Chapter 32)

Paul's anguish over those who don't yet love Jesus leads him to raise a key question: Why aren't all saved?

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Romans 9:1-13 Romans by Doug Moo Q&A with Tim Keller Doctrine of Election (various by John Piper)

How can you be sure that God is for you? Can that ever change? What difference does it make? These are the questions Paul tackles in this last installment of Romans 8.

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Romans 8:31-39

Romans by Doug Moo

Romans by Tom Schreiner

Romans 8 (various sermons) by John Piper

The Spirit Led Life gives perspective and patience in the midst of suffering

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Romans 8:17-25

Romans by Doug Moo

Romans by Tom Schreiner

Walking with God Through Pain & Suffering by Tim Keller

The Holy Spirit adopts us as God's children, which gives us hope in a world of fear.

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Romans 8:14-17

Romans by Doug Moo

Romans by Tom Schreiner

Supernatural Living for Natural People by Ray Ortlund Jr.

Running Scared: Fear, Worry & the God of Rest by Ed Welch

The Spirit led life is freedom from and death to the flesh that once controled us!

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Romans 8:5-13

Romans by Doug Moo

Romans by Tom Schreiner

Supernatural Living for Natural People by Ray Ortlund Jr.

Overcoming Sin & Temptation by John Owen

The Holy Spirit indwells and leads the Christian life. In this installment of Romans 8, we will explore the first great benefit that the Spirit brings every Christian's life: no condemnation

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Romans 8:1-4

Romans by Doug Moo

Romans by Tom Schreiner

The hope for the divided man!

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Romans 7:13-25

Romans by Tom Schreiner

Romans by Moo

Romans 1-7 For You by Tim Keller

Romans 7 Sermons by John Piper

The gospel produces love for Jesus and love is the greater motivator for Christian growth.

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Romand 7:1-12

Romans by Tom Schreiner

Romans by Moo

Romans 1-7 For You by Tim Keller

Motivation for holy living comes through grace alone.

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Romans 6:15-23

Romans by Tom Schreiner

Romans by Moo

Romans 1-7 For You by Tim Keller

Why not continue to sin?

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Romans  6:1-14

Overcoming Sin and Temptation – John Owen
You Can Change – Tim Chester

Our identity determines our activity. In Romans 5:12-21, Paul raises the critical question: Are you in Adam or in Christ?

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Romans 5:12-21

Romans Commentary – Tom Schreiner

Romans Commentary – Doug Moo

Romans For You – Tim Keller

Ephesians Part 2 – Mark Driscoll

Our relationship with God has been restored through Christ

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Romans 5:1-11

Romans by Tom Schreiner

Romans by Moo

Romans 1-7 For You by Tim Keller

What does it mean to believe like Abraham?

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Romans 4:13-25

Romans by Tom Schreiner

Romans by Moo

Romans 1-7 For You by Tim Keller

Paul calls Abraham and David to the stand to defend justification by faith apart from works.

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Romans 4:1-12

Romans by Tom Schreiner

Romans by Moo

Romans 1-7 For You by Tim Keller

How can God make the unrighteous righteous?

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Romans 3:21-31

Romans For You by Tim Keller

Romans by Tom Schreiner

Mike Anderson wraps up "Desperately Unrighteous" - the first part of our Romans series.

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Romans 3:9-20 shows us

1. We are under sin
2. We have no defense
3. We can’t get ourselves out

The gospel is good news for the skeptic!

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Romans 3:1-8

Romans Commentary by Schreiner

Romans Commentary by Moo

Objections Answered by Steve J. Cole

Conversations with Tom Mathew & Mike Anderson

Paul presents a gospel that can even save us from the bonds of religion.

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Romans 2:17-29

Baker Romans Commentary by Schreiner

Romans For You by Keller

The good, upstanding, religious folks need the gospel as much as anyone.

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Romans 2:1-16

Baker Romans Commentary by Schreiner

Romans For You by Keller

Paul accents the beauty of the gospel against the dark backdrop of human sinfulness.

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Romans 1:18-32

Baker Romans Commentary by Schreiner

NICNT Romans Commentary by Moo

Romans For You by Keller

Al Mohler Q&A on homosexuality (video)

Resurrection as a theme is traced throughout scripture and the book of Romans.

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Mark unpacks the theme of resurrection in the Old Testament, New Testament and our lives.  This is a theme that undergirds much of Paul’s writing in the Book of Romans.

Guest speaker Mike Anderson takes a one week break from Romans to look at Isaiah 66:1-2

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God isn’t impressed with our best efforts.  He is drawn to humility.

Isaiah 66:1-2

Commentary: Motyer – The Prophecy of Isaiah
Sermon: Tim Keller – The Prodigal Sons
Book: Tim Keller – The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness

 

Everything in our lives pushes us toward being ashamed of the gospel. In Romans 1:16-17, Paul explains why we can be truly confident in the gospel.

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Romans 1:1-15

Romans (Schreiner)

Romans (Moo)

Paul opens his letter to the Romans by unpacking the goal of the gospel

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Romans 1:1-15

Romans (Schreiner)

Romans (Moo)

Desiring God by John Piper

Center City Sermons