After discussing God’s overall plan with Israel, and mankind, the Apostle Paul returns to the theme of Salvation by grace through faith, emphasizing the need to spread the Gospel and build our faith through the study of the word.
When the Apostle Paul learned that there were believers in Rome who were enduring intense persecution, he immediately began making plans to travel to Rome to provide them comfort. However, his commitments to the churches in Ephesus and Corinth delayed his travel, so in order to provide them comfort and encouragement in his absence, he wrote the Epistle to the Romans, more commonly known as Romans.
As we study Romans, we should note how Paul’s comforting words centered around the Gospel. Join us Sunday mornings at 11 am at 599 Sunrise in Early, Texas, for this magnificent study.
The Annual Brown County National Day of Prayer Observance has been set for Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Margaret and Stuart Coleman Plaza at the Depot Center, 600 E. Depot Street in Brownwood, TX. The event will feature a meet-and-greet from Noon-12:15, a community prayer service from 12:15-12:45, and individual prayer groups from 12:45 until finished. The community prayer service will feature prayers for rain, our local community, our state and our nation led by local community leaders. For more information, contact Leland Acker at (325) 200-8531.
Paul, after demonstrating that religious people are just as sinful as the lost world, answers the question, “What advantage do we have?”
Basically, “If my religion hasn’t earned me any favor with God, what was the point to that?”
Paul answers the question by stating that our advantage was that we were entrusted with the word of God, the Bible. Then, in a theological eloquence that could only be inspired by God Himself, demonstrated God’s grace and salvation of us, in spite of our sinfulness.
The annual Community Easter Sunrise Service will be held at 7 am Easter Sunday, April 17, at the Early Visitors and Events Center at 419 Garmon Drive in Early. The event will feature congregational hymns, special musical presentations, scripture reading and a special message from Leland Acker, pastor of Life Point Baptist Church of Early, TX.
The Community Easter Sunrise Service has been a staple in Brown County since it was first held in 2012. It provides an opportunity for local residents to experience the hope of a new day, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, as the sun rises over the outdoor pavilion.
Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call Leland Acker at (325) 200-8531, check out the event on Facebook at https://fb.me/e/2WMmJ2fZf, or contact Life Point online at www.PointToLife.net.