Rome Community Bible Church
By Jonathan Lee
Rome Community Bible ChurchMay 22, 2023
Abundantly- Ephesians 3:20-21
The doxology to Paul's 2nd prayer in the book of Ephesians. God who is able to do far more abundantly than we can ask or think.
Consumed by Love- Ephesians 3:17-19
Paul's 2nd prayer to God is pointing to the strength to grasp Christ's love for us.
Prayer for Spiritual Strength- Ephesians 3:14-16
We enter Paul's 2nd prayer to God for the church. This week Pastor Mike Barksdale shows Paul's prayer is focused on spiritual strength, Ephesians 3:14-16.
The Mystery Revealed- Ephesians 3:1-6
Paul uses the word mystery to describe how God's redemptive plan for mankind includes the Gentiles. This mystery was revealed through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
My Hope is Built on Nothing Less- Ephesians 2:19-22
The Christian's foundation is built on Jesus, sustained and held together by Jesus, and unites other believers together.
Jesus Changes Everything- 1 Corinthians 15
The resurrection changed everything. We celebrate this Easter with reminding ourselves that Jesus is alive!
Why is Good Friday called "good?"
Hosanna in the Highest- Matthew 21:1-11
Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem is the start of passion week.
Be Reconciled- Ephesians 2:13-18
The gospel brings us near to God when we were so out of reach. The work of Jesus reconciles us with the father and also with one another.
God Rewrites Our Stories- Ephesians 2:10
Paul reminds the Christians in Ephesus about our spiritual health outside Jesus. He said we were once dead in our sins and trespasses. God is the only one who can make us alive because of what Jesus did for us. God rewrites our stories! The Christian is his workmanship created for good works.
Amazing Grace- Ephesians 2:8-10
Paul shares the bad news and the good news of the gospel message. We are saved by grace through faith. What does that mean? This passage and message expresses what that means.
Made Alive- Ephesians 2:4-7
Paul gives the bad news of our predicament because of sin (Eph. 2:1-3) while sharing the great news of what God has done (Eph 2:4-7).
Jesus is Over All Things-Ephesians 1:19-23
Paul prays to God in gratitude for the Saints in Ephesus. We continue looking at his prayer where he asks the Lord to give them wisdom and understanding with how great Jesus is.
I am Thankful For You
Ephesians 1:15-16, the Apostle Paul starts his prayer to God by thanking God for the believers in Ephesus. This is a good reminder for us to be thankful for the Christians in the church and in our lives.
The Church as a Community
Acts 2:42-47 reveals to us what was at the forefront of the early church and what they were devoted to. This is a good reminder for us today in what we should be devoted to with the Lord.
Are You Thirsty For More?
Pastor Mike Barksdale teaches from Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 on what it means to be content in the Lord and being thirsty for Jesus Christ who is our living water.
Magnify the Lord- Luke 1:26-55
The praise of Mary was to Magnify the Lord. What does that mean for us today as we celebrate that Jesus came to save sinners?
The One Who Prepares the Way-Luke 1:5-80
This message focuses on the birth of John the Baptist. He was called the forerunner for Jesus and yet there is some wonderful and challenging reminders for us today to learn from this passage.
God With US-Matthew 1:18-25
We continue our Christmas series by looking at the birth announcement to Joseph and how the incarnation matters.
The First Advent to the Second Advent
The first coming of Jesus which we see how he is the redeemer will come again. The first advent points to the second advent. The message from Luke 2:22-38; 1 Peter 1:13.
Beyond Blessed Part 4- Ephesians 1:13-14
Paul's praise to God for his spiritual blessing is wrapped up in the last part on being sealed by the Holy Spirit.
Beyond Blessed Part 3- Ephesians 1:11-12
We continue looking at the spiritual blessings the Christian receives in Christ through this praise section of the book of Ephesians. This is part 3 of 4.
Beyond Blessed Part 2
We continue looking at the book of Ephesians as Paul praises God for every spiritual blessing. This message looks at Ephesians 1:7-10.
Beyond Blessed Part 1
Paul praises God for every spiritual blessing he received because he is in Christ. This message focuses on Ephesians 1:3-6.
Grace Given- Ephesians 1:1-2
The new series on Ephesians begins with this introduction to the book as well as looking at the first two verses. The series is called Ephesians: From Death to Life.
His Glory- Matthew 6:9-13
The traditional ending to the Lord's Prayer is the doxology which is, to him be the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, Amen. This message focus on what that means and praying for the glory of God.
Our Plea-Matthew 6:13
The last line in the Lord's Prayer is us asking for help and protection. We are asking the Lord to help us knowing that there is temptation to sin all around us. The great thing to know is that our gracious God gives the help.
Our Daily Bread- Matthew 6:11
As we continue looking at the Lord's Prayer in Matthew we focus on our daily dependence on God for all things physical and spiritual.
The Lord's Prayer: Our Desire- Matthew 6:10
We are going through the Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6. This week the focus was on what should our desire be when we pray, God's kingdom and His will.
The Lord's Prayer is one of the most memorized portions of Scripture. The first petition is on going to the Father and being in awe of him.
When you pray. Matthew 6:5-8
The Lord's Prayer is one of the most repeated and known passages of scripture. Before Jesus gives the model of prayer, he gives a warning about prayer. This message focuses on those verses before we jump into the Lord's Prayer.
The Compassionate God
The last chapter from the book of Jonah focuses on God's work in the prophet's life. Though at a glance it would seem as if the prophet grasped what God was doing but through time there was still more work to be done. Isn't that true of our lives too? There is still work to be done in our life and God is patient and compassionate.
I Cry Out- Jonah 2
We continue through the book of Jonah as we see his prayer to God. He cried out when he was in the belly of the great fish.
It is Not Over-Acts 28
The last chapter of Acts Paul finally makes it to Rome. But the book of Acts doesn't here there. We still have been called to be a witness and to make disciples of Jesus Christ, it is not over!
In a Storm
Acts 27- The Apostle Paul is on a boat on his way to Rome. Nothing is easy and he is shipwrecked. Listen to see God's bigger picture and plan with Paul.
A Life Forever Changed
Accused but Acquitted
We are continuing through our series in Acts following the Apostle Paul on his journey to Rome. Acts 24 Paul is in Caesarea where he is on trial before Felix and the Sanhedrin.
Psalm of Lament-Psalm 77
Here is our latest Sunday morning message on Psalm 77, Psalm of Lament.
Welcome the King!
The triumphal entrance into Jerusalem by Jesus.
The Gospel Driven Church: Acts 2:42-47
The principles for the early church are the same principles for us today. We see these principles on the function of the church in the passage of Acts,
We Are In This Together
Titus 2 addresses old and young, men and women. We see how the Bible shows that the local church which is made up of different people are in it together and are called to raise up others.
Worth the Wait- Acts 2:1-41
The Holy Spirit filled the disciples and the church was birthed.
A Living Sacrifice
Dane Johnson preaches from Romans 12:1-2.
The Resurrection Changes Everything- 1 Corinthians 15
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ changes everything. This Easter we look at how the Apostle Paul points out that the Resurrection matters and changes everything.
The King is Here
From Matthew 21:1-11, the triumphal entry signifies to start of Passion Week. Jesus is announcing that he is the King who Saves!
Jesus Fulfills- The Passover
John 6 is the longest chapter in John. It is near the Passover and we see Jesus feeding the 5,000. This known passage of Scripture should intrigue us to not only what Jesus does but how this points to who he is.
Jesus Fulfills: John 10
John 10 concludes the Jewish Festival cycle with the Feast of Dedication. Jesus declares that he is the Door and the Good Shepherd. He is the true shepherd who leads his sheep.
Jesus Fulfills-John 7-9
John records the Jewish Festival cycle in John 5-10. Jesus fulfills the meaning of each of these different festivals. In John 7-9 it is the Feast of Booths (Tabernacles) and Jesus proclaims that he is the Living Water and Light of the World.
Church Blueprint: What is the Motivation of the Church?
We wrap up the church blueprint series as we see that the motivation of the church is love. 1 John 4:7-21 reminds us that God is love.
What is the Mission of the Church?
What exactly is the church supposed to do? the Bible gives us clear instructions on what is the mission of the church. This sermon is from Matthew 28:16-20, the Great Commission.
Church Blueprint: What is Church Membership
What is church membership? Is church membership in the Bible? How does it function and what am I responsible for? We answer these questions in the current Church Blueprint series.
Church Blueprint: What is the Church?
This news series looks at what is the church? How does the Bible define the church? And, what is our responsibility of being the church?
Contentment in a Discontented World
The Apostle Paul concludes his letter to the Philippians thanking them for the gospel partnership that takes place amongst Christians. He was thankful for them even if they did not send a financial gift to help support him because he learned how to be content in all circumstances.
Joy amongst Conflict
The Apostle Paul addresses a conflict that had arisen in the church of Philippi. He then encourages the church in how to live when conflict arises.
Reflection and Perspective- Habakkuk 3:16-19
The prophet Habakkuk records his prayers as well as God's response to his prayers. The answer to his prayers wasn't quite what he was hoping for, yet his final response shows us how we need to respond to our sovereign God.
Joy is Among Us-Part 2
Joy is among us as Jesus Christ was born. The Gospel of Matthew records an event that took place after Jesus' birth, the visit of the Magi. They brought gifts that point to why Jesus came. Gold, because Jesus is King. Frankincense points to Jesus deity. Myrrh points to Jesus humanity.
Joy is Among Us. Luke 2
A passage that is very familiar during the Christmas season, but one that we must be reminded of. The first people to hear the news that Jesus was born was an unlikely group of shepherds. Listen to this message on Luke 2:8-21.
The Apostle Paul writes a lot about sanctification in the book of Philippians. How does a Christian live once they are saved? He answers that with living a life worthy of the Gospel (1:27). In 3:12-21 we see how does a Christian endure to the very end. We not only want to start this Christian race well, but we want to run it well, and finish well.
Examples of Holy Living- Philippians 2:19-30
The Apostle Paul is stressing the importance of humble living. The only way we can is by having the same mind as Christ who is the humble servant. In this passage Paul gives two examples whom the church Philippi would recognize, Timothy and Epaphroditus.
A Christ-Centered Mindset
The Apostle Paul directs the church in Philippi to live a certain way. One that is worthy of the gospel (1:27). This life is reflected in the unity of the church (1:28-30; 2:2-4). To live out unity requires us to live humbly. The model we look to follow is that of Jesus who lived perfectly humble. We are to have a Christ-centered mindset.
How to Live as a Citizen of Heaven
The Apostle Paul answers the question of how does a Christian live in culture in Philippians 1:27-30. The answer is that we first need to understand that the Christian is a citizen of heaven.
Joyful Sacrifice- Philippians 1:19-26
The Apostle Paul was looking at his life as either fruitful labor, to live is Christ. Or, to be with Christ in heaven which is gain. His life was one of being a joyful sacrifice. Can our lives be like such?
The Joy of Gospel Work-Philippians 1:12-18
The Apostle Paul answers the why to his being in a Roman prison for the sake of the Gospel. We tend to want to know why certain things are happening to us and in the world. We may never know the why but we do know the WHO!
A Joyful Prayer
Paul introduces in his letter to the Philippians his prayer for them. Pastor Jonathan Lee teaches on Philippians 1:1-11.
The Birth of Joy- Introduction to the book of Philippians
Pastor Jonathan Lee starts a new series in the book of Philippians. In this message he gives an overview of the book as well as what are some truths that we can take away as we study this book.
Jesus the Chief Shepherd Who is With You
Pastor Jonathan Lee wraps up a two part series on Jesus being the Chief Shepherd. In this episode we look at how we are to humble ourselves and what does mean as we live this life which sometimes has suffering. It is only by and through Jesus Christ.