When In Rome – Live for The Lord

Date: November 24, 2013
Speaker: Michael Carney
Scripture: Romans 14:1-23
Time: 11:00 A.M. 


How to live Christian in an UnChristian World?

Principles of Living for Jesus
1. Pursue Righteousness not Rebellion (v. 1-9)
a. Verse 4 – Who Is The Master

b. Verse 8 – Live For The Lord

2. Pursue Peace not Judgment (v. 10-19)
a. Verse 10 – We will all stand before the Judgment seat of God

b. Verse 12 – Each one of us will give an account to God

c. Verse 13 – Let us not judge one another

d. Verse 19 – Let us pursue the things which make for peace

3. Pursue Faith and not Feelings (v. 20-23)
a. Verse 22 – Live by Convictions Not Convenience

b. Verse 23 – Live by Faith

Tools to Help us live at Peace
1. What does the Bible Say?

2. What is the Example of Jesus in Scripture?

3. Have I Surrendered the matter in Prayer?

4. Is my Faith being Strengthened?





When In Rome – Conform or Transform?!

Date: November 17, 2013
Speaker: Beau Waldrep
Scripture: Romans 12:1-3
Time: 11:00 A.M. 


1) Sacrifice your body!

2) Renew your mind!

3) Submit your will!


Question for us all to consider: Are you CONFORMING or TRANSFORMING?


Life Lesson: I can live Christian in an UnChristian world when I refuse to CONFORM but choose to live as a TRANSFORMED child of God!





When In Rome – Not Disappointed

Date: November 10, 2013
Speaker: Michael Carney
Scripture: Romans 9:14-33
Time: 11:00 A.M. 

How to Live Christian in an UnChristian World?

Understand True Authority (v. 14-23)

a. Job 38:1-11

b. Hebrews 1:10-12

c. Acts 5:29

Err On The Side of Grace (v. 24-29)

a. Matthew 7:1-5 

b. Matthew 23:23-26

c. Romans 9:15

d. John 1:16-17

Exercise Righteousness By Faith (v. 30-33)

a. Hebrews 11:6

b. Jeremiah 29:13

c. Romans 14:23


Life Lesson: Live By Faith, Proclaim His Grace, Submit to His Authority




When In Rome – The Mission

Date: November 3, 2013
Speaker: Michael Carney
Scripture: Romans 10:1-17
Time: 11:00 A.M. 


How to Live Christian in an UnChristian World?

1. It is God’s desire for people to experience Salvation in Christ Jesus

2. God provides the way for salvation in Christ Jesus

3. We must speak the truth of Salvation in Christ Jesus

4. We Must Go in the name of Christ Jesus


a. 2 Peter 3:9 – He is patient

b. Romans 2:4 – He is Kind

c. Ezekiel 18:31-32 – He takes no pleasure in the death of anyone

d. Ezekiel 33:11 – He desires for us to Repent and Live


a. John 14:6 – Jesus Christ is the way

b. Ephesians 2:8-9 – It is by Grace through Faith

c. Romans 3:21-24 – Righteousness comes through Faith in Christ

d. Romans 5:8 – God Loves us and Sent Christ to Die for us

e. Romans 10:11 – No Disappointment

f. Romans 10:12 – No Distinction


a. Ephesians 4:15 – Speak the Truth in Love

b. Romans 10:14 – I am a Preacher

c. Romans 10:15 – I have good news


a. Matthew 28:18-20 – As you are going, make Disciples

b. Act 1:8 – Go to the ends of the earth

c. Romans 10:15 – I am sent

d. Romans 10:9-10 and Romans 10:13 – Call for a Response


No response is a response


Life Lesson: I live to give the message of salvation that comes in Jesus Christ alone




When In Rome – Children of God

Date: October 27, 2013
Speaker: Michael Carney
Scripture: Romans 8:12-30
Time: 11:00 A.M. 


How to Live Christian in an UnChristian World?

1. The Love of The Father

2. The Glory of His Children


Life Lesson: When I live in the Spirit of God’s Love and the Glory of His Son Jesus, I show the world that I belong to Him.




When In Rome – For The Love of God

Date: October 20, 2013
Speaker: Michael Carney
Scripture: Romans 8:31-39
Time: 11:00 A.M. 


These Things
– Adoption
– Justification
– Sanctification
– Glorification
God is For us
– Even Though He Shoulnd’t Be
– Romans 8:7
– Romans 5:8-10
– Romans 8:28
– Romans 8:32
Who Can Be Against Us?
– Romans 8:28
– Romans 8:33-34
Nothing Can Separate Us
– Romans 8:35-39


Life Lesson: There is no greater news on earth than God being for us, treasure Him because He treasures you



When in Rome: The Battle

Date: October 13, 2013
Speaker: Michael Carney
Scripture: Romans 7:15-8:17
Time: 11:00 A.M. 


How To Live Christian In an UnChristian World?
1. Fight The Right Battles

2. Walk In The Spirit of Christ

3. Live Like His Royalty


Life Lesson: When we fight the right battles in His Spirit as His children, we will win the war!



When In Rome: Alive From The Dead

Date: October 6, 2013
Speaker: Michael Carney
Scripture: Romans 6:8-23
Time: 11:00 A.M.


How to Live Christian in an UnChristian World?

We are all Owned by someone or something:

Owned by the World’s Power of Sin and Death

Owned by Christ who Gives True Life

a. Bondage 

b. Lords and Reigns over you

c. Uses, Abuses and Discards you

d. Creates Unbreakable Patterns

e. Legalistic and Religious

f. Weakness

g. Brings More Unrighteousness

h. Death

a. Freedom

b. Loves you

c. Gain Eternal Perspective and Purpose

d. Empowers You To Break Chains and Patterns

e. Righteousness from the Heart

f. Strength in Christ

g. Sanctification

h. Life


Life Lesson: To truly experience the Christian Life, I must die to self so that I can Live through Him.




When In Rome: Peace Through Perseverance

Date: September 29, 2013
Speaker: Michael Carney
Scripture: Romans 5:1-11
Time: 11:00 A.M.


A personal relationship with Jesus Christ means we have:

1. Peace With God Through Our Lord Jesus Christ (not a feeling but a fact)

a. John 14:27

b. Philippians 4:7

c. Ephesians 2:14

2. An Introduction Into the Grace of God

3. Exultation In God’s Love for Us

a. Stand Firm in Tribulation

b. Perseverance

c. Character

d. Hope

e. The Presence of His Holy Spirit In Us

4. Justification, Reconciliation and Salvation


Life Lesson: Jesus Christ is not my helper, He is my Life, and I live with His peace in a broken and fallen world.




When In Rome: No Excuses

Date: September 22, 2013
Speaker: Michael Carney
Scripture: Romans 2:1-16
Time: 11:00 A.M.


How to Live Christian In An UnChristian World?

1.      God is The Righteous Judge, and all humanity will stand before Him (v. 5-11)

2.      No one has an excuse for sin (v. 1)

3.      God’s Kindness offers us the Opportunity to Repent  (v. 4)

4.      God will return unto us according to our deeds (v. 6)


Life Lesson: I will live in repentance and thankfulness toward God because of His kindness toward me in Jesus Christ