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Dear Asbury Church Members,

Dear Friends,

February Sermon Series:   What is Salvation?

 Since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, they are now justified by his grace as a gift through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.  Romans 3:23-24

Do you live with regret?  Are there things you’ve done and said that you wish you hadn’t? Welcome to the club.

Paul is clear that we have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God. And there’s more. We tend to underestimate the damage that comes out of our participation in sin. Paul teaches that the wages of sin is death. The pain is real. The destruction is pervasive. Sin is not just about personal mistakes. It pervades every area of our lives.

But there is good news—a whole new way to connect with God and live our lives. We are justified and saved by God’s grace as a free gift. It’s not about proving our worth. And we can let go of judging others. God’s grace is the foundation of our faith.

February 2: Freed from Sin   Romans 4:1-9 — What is sin?  How do we participate and how can we get free?

February 9: Building Character   Romans 5:1-10  — As we encounter obstacles and even suffering along our faith journey, Paul says that we develop, “endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us.”  (Romans 5:3-5)  We grow in faith from the inside out.

February 16: Dying and Rising with Christ   Romans 6:1-15, 23 —- The process of salvation completely transforms our way of living through our kinship with Christ, a relationship that leads us from death into life.

February 23:  Amazing Grace   Romans 7:15-25a —- I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind, making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!  Romans 7:23-25a 

February Bible Study:  What is Salvation?

Begins Monday, February 3 at 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Pastor Doug