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Rome Community Bible Church

By Jonathan Lee

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Abundantly- Ephesians 3:20-21

Rome Community Bible ChurchMay 22, 2023

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Abundantly- Ephesians 3:20-21

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.

May 22, 202334:21
Consumed by Love- Ephesians 3:17-19

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.

May 15, 202333:22
Prayer for Spiritual Strength- Ephesians 3:14-16

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.

May 11, 202336:04
The Mystery Revealed- Ephesians 3:1-6

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.

Apr 24, 202337:30
My Hope is Built on Nothing Less- Ephesians 2:19-22

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.

Apr 17, 202335:41
Jesus Changes Everything- 1 Corinthians 15

Jesus Changes Everything- 1 Corinthians 15

The resurrection changed everything. We celebrate this Easter with reminding ourselves that Jesus is alive!

Apr 12, 202333:31
Good Friday

Good Friday

Why is Good Friday called "good?"


Hebrews 12:1-2

Apr 12, 202325:25
Hosanna in the Highest- Matthew 21:1-11

Hosanna in the Highest- Matthew 21:1-11

Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem is the start of passion week.

Apr 05, 202332:31
Be Reconciled- Ephesians 2:13-18

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.

Mar 28, 202334:06
God Rewrites Our Stories- Ephesians 2:10

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. 

Mar 16, 202336:07
Amazing Grace- Ephesians 2:8-10

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. 

Feb 27, 202336:25
Made Alive- Ephesians 2:4-7

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). 

Feb 21, 202339:10
Jesus is Over All Things-Ephesians 1:19-23

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. 

Feb 06, 202333:47
I am Thankful For You

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. 

Feb 01, 202331:41
The Church as a Community

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.

Jan 17, 202342:02
Are You Thirsty For More?

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. 

Jan 10, 202336:19
Magnify the Lord- Luke 1:26-55

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?

Dec 19, 202238:31
The One Who Prepares the Way-Luke 1:5-80

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. 

Dec 12, 202244:47
God With US-Matthew 1:18-25

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. 

Dec 05, 202237:11
The First Advent to the Second Advent

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.

Nov 30, 202237:14
Beyond Blessed Part 4- Ephesians 1:13-14

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.

Nov 22, 202240:55
Beyond Blessed Part 3- Ephesians 1:11-12

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. 

Nov 14, 202234:57
Beyond Blessed Part 2

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. 

Nov 08, 202240:48
Beyond Blessed Part 1

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.



Oct 31, 202234:38
Grace Given- Ephesians 1:1-2

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. 

Oct 24, 202239:41
His Glory- Matthew 6:9-13

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. 

Oct 18, 202237:37
Our Plea-Matthew 6:13

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.

Oct 13, 202244:41
Our Daily Bread- Matthew 6:11

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. 

Sep 27, 202236:54
The Lord's Prayer: Our Desire- Matthew 6:10

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. 

Sep 19, 202235:10
Our Father

Our Father

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. 

Sep 15, 202241:02
When you pray. Matthew 6:5-8

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. 

Sep 06, 202242:32
The Compassionate God

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. 

Jul 06, 202237:45
I Cry Out- Jonah 2

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. 

Jun 20, 202243:12
It is Not Over-Acts 28

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!

Jun 07, 202241:28
In a Storm

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. 

Jun 01, 202245:00
A Life Forever Changed

A Life Forever Changed

Acts 26

Jun 01, 202244:31
Accused but Acquitted

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. 


May 09, 202238:09
Psalm of Lament-Psalm 77

Psalm of Lament-Psalm 77

Here is our latest Sunday morning message on Psalm 77, Psalm of Lament.

Apr 26, 202237:36
Welcome the King!

Welcome the King!

The triumphal entrance into Jerusalem by Jesus. 

Apr 12, 202242:26
The Gospel Driven Church: Acts 2:42-47

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,

May 17, 202139:51
We Are In This Together

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.


May 10, 202141:58
Worth the Wait- Acts 2:1-41

Worth the Wait- Acts 2:1-41

The Holy Spirit filled the disciples and the church was birthed.

May 03, 202144:20
A Living Sacrifice

A Living Sacrifice

Dane Johnson preaches from Romans 12:1-2.

Apr 12, 202133:13
The Resurrection Changes Everything- 1 Corinthians 15

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.

Apr 05, 202138:44
The King is Here

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!

Mar 29, 202138:58
Jesus Fulfills- The Passover

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.

Mar 16, 202140:42
Jesus Fulfills: John 10

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. 

Mar 09, 202137:15
Jesus Fulfills-John 7-9

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.

Mar 01, 202134:30
Church Blueprint: What is the Motivation of the Church?

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.

Feb 16, 202141:09
What is the Mission of the Church?

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.

Feb 09, 202138:43
Church Blueprint: What is Church Membership

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.

Feb 02, 202134:15
Church Blueprint: What is the Church?

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?

Jan 26, 202137:20
Contentment in a Discontented World

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.

Jan 20, 202141:16
Joy amongst Conflict

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.

Jan 11, 202138:49
Reflection and Perspective- Habakkuk 3:16-19

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.

Dec 28, 202037:28
Joy is Among Us-Part 2

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.

Dec 21, 202033:41
Joy is Among Us. Luke 2

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.

Dec 14, 202033:29
Joyful Endurance

Joyful Endurance

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. 

Dec 08, 202039:21
Examples of Holy Living- Philippians 2:19-30

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. 

Nov 23, 202043:07
A Christ-Centered Mindset

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. 

Nov 09, 202040:46
How to Live as a Citizen of Heaven

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. 

Nov 03, 202036:04
Joyful Sacrifice- Philippians 1:19-26

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?

Oct 26, 202034:60
The Joy of Gospel Work-Philippians 1:12-18

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!

Oct 19, 202037:27
A Joyful Prayer

A Joyful Prayer

Paul introduces in his letter to the Philippians his prayer for them. Pastor Jonathan Lee teaches on Philippians 1:1-11.

Oct 12, 202036:57
The Birth of Joy- Introduction to the book of Philippians

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.

Oct 07, 202036:53
Jesus the Chief Shepherd Who is With You

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.

Sep 30, 202031:27