Change is hard. But God’s love through Jesus is transforming – and getting free from sin and becoming who you were created to be IS possible. The actual power to change we find in Romans 8 is both the desire and the strength. So no matter how you feel, no matter who may have spoken poorly of you, God wants you to know this: There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. And that is the best news ever. This verse-by-verse study through Romans 8 is one of Pastor James’ most impactful series on the becoming the person God wants you to be – through Him.
I’m Glad I’m Saved. Sometimes it can be hard to reconcile the events of life with a God who is paying attention. But even when I feel defeated. Even when I don’t understand what’s happening. I believe God. The final sermon in the series reveals 4 distinct joys of salvation.
God Is For You. If you are in Christ, He chose you. He called you. He Saved you. And one day, He will glorify you. No circumstances or people can thwart God’s purpose in your life.
John 3:16 is arguably the greatest verse in the entirety of Scripture, especially for lost people. But Romans 8:28 is the greatest verse for Christians. It’s the other greatest verse in the Bible. Find out why!
Hope is a ministry of God’s Spirit that meets us in the area of our greatest need. Hope is not escapism. It is God’s sovereignty. Even when you can’t pray. When you don’t know what’s best. In the moment when all you need is assurance, Romans 8 presents the key to hope.
The Power to Change | Medicine for the Heart 
Reasons for Hope & Medicine for the Heart
Hope is a ministry of God’s Spirit that meets us in the area of our greatest need. And equally as important as having an understanding of what hope is, we must recognize what hope is not.
The Power to Change | Why Should I Change Part 2 
Christians aren’t changing. And if anything is needed, it’s the power to change. In this message from the series “The Power to Change,” Pastor James MacDonald will move beyond what to change and how to change and show us from God’s Word why to change. Romans 8:18-23, Revelation 19
The Power to Change | Why Should I Change Part 1 
Why Should I Change? God has made no provision for you to live the Christian life – only to live His life through you by the Holy Spirit. The Power to Change of Romans 8 is motivated change with its eyes set on “future glory.”
The Power to Change | 5 Evidences of Life In The Holy Spirit 
Life in the Holy Spirit is easy to identify. Your default settings change. There is a new presence within you and a brand new identity. The Holy Spirit gives us a capacity for righteousness and the vitality of Jesus’ resurrection. If Christ is in you, that is the most important thing about you.
 How To Know If You Are Filled With The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit does not want any blood bought son or daughter of the living God, through faith in Jesus, to be wondering whether they’re in the family or not. And just as sure as you can know if you are in the family, you can know if you are filled with the Holy Spirit. Romans 8 gives us indicators and experiences that every Holy Spirit filled Christian can identify or evaluate in their own life.
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Am I saved? That’s a question so many people wrestle with. And the way you live and think can be an indicator of whether or not the Holy Spirit dwells within you. Living in the Spirit has certain rewards. But living in the flesh has inevitable consequences. In Romans 8 we are challenged to “Get busy living or get busy dying.”