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Sunday worship gathering sermon audio from Journey Church in Bozeman, Montana. Our mission is to lead people to become all-in followers of Jesus.

    The Book of Romans: The Religious Condemned

    The Book of Romans: The Religious Condemned

    Bob Schwahn | Lead Pastor | February 18, 2024 11am
    Romans 2:1-4 (NIV)You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?
    Matthew 7:1-5 (NIV)
    Romans 2:5-11 (NIV)
    1 John 4:18 (NIV)There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
    Romans 2:12-16 (NIV)
    Romans 8:1 (NIV)Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,
    “There are but two objects that I have ever desired … to behold; the one, is my own vileness; and the other is, the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ: and I have always thought that they should be viewed together.” — Charles Simeon
    Reflection Questions:
    Read Romans 2:1-16What was one thing that grabbed your attention from the sermon?Where do you find yourself standing in judgment over the sin of other people? What makes you shake your head at the culture around you? What is the meaning of the word judgment in the Bible? Does this mean we don’t evaluate good and evil? Why or why not?How would you evaluate the often used statement, “Love the sinner, hate their sin.”? According to Paul in this text, what might be some problems with this statement? Bob suggested in his sermon we would be better to say, “Love the sinner, hate our own sin.” Do you agree or disagree?Read Romans 8:1. How does it make you feel that when we are in Christ (saving faith in Him) there is absolutely NO condemnation? Have you experienced the joy/freedom/gratitude that this truth produces? Why or why not?Read Romans 2:5-11. What in this section does Paul say that seems to counter the gospel message that our salvation is based only on our faith in Christ? How do you explain this seeming contradiction?If you truly believed that obedience to the commands of Jesus were in your best interest, what step of obedience would you take? What steps of obedience are you hesitant to take? Why are you hesitant?What evidence do you see in the world that people inherently have at least some sense of right and wrong? (Even if they don’t know God or His commands.)Think about the illustration of the invisible recorder from the sermon. What are moral judgments that you make that you have violated yourself?From this text and sermon… What do you sense God is SAYING to you? (Hear) What are you going to DO about that? (Obey)
    Next Steps:
    Complete the Connect Card to receive more information, have us pray for you, or to ask us any question: http://journeybozeman.com/connectcardWant to worship through giving and support the ministry of Journey Church: https://journeybozeman.com/giveDownload our app: https://journeybozeman.com/app Join our Facebook Group to stay connected throughout the week: https://facebook.com/groups/JourneyChurchBozemanGet your children connected to our children's ministry, Base Camp: https://journeybozeman.com/childrenOur Student Ministry is for High School and Middle School students:

    • 42 min
    The Book of Romans: Position and Posture

    The Book of Romans: Position and Posture

    Bob Schwahn | Lead Pastor | February 11, 2024 
    Matthew 19:3-5 (NIV)
    - 86% of LGBTQ people were raised in a faith community from the ages of 0 to 18.- 54% of LGBTQ people leave their religious community after the age of 18.- Only 21% left for theological considerations.- 96 percent of the study’s participants prayed that God would make them straight.— Marin, Andrew. Us versus Us: The Untold Story of Religion and the LGBT Community. The Navigators.
     
    How the world perceives Christianity:
    anti-homosexual 91%judgmental 87%hypocritical 85 %— Kinnaman, David; Lyons, Gabe. unChristian (p. 27). Baker Publishing Group.
    Romans 2:1-4 (NIV)You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?
    1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.Love never fails.
    Reflection Questions:
    1. What is your position on God’s view regarding sex and marriage? How have you come to your view? Where is your view supported by Scripture?2. Do you think we can hold a position on sex and marriage and still have genuine loving relationships with people who think and or live differently? Why or why not? Have you found this easy or difficult?3. When we look at the list of sins listed in Romans 1:24-32, why do you think the church has tended to make the issue of same sex relationships such a focus over other sins listed there?What examples do you see in the life and ministry of Jesus where he crosses relational and cultural lines in order to show a posture of love and value of people that may not share his biblical or moral position on an issue? How is this a model for us on how to posture our lives toward people in our culture? What would our lives look like if were modeling the posture of Jesus? Be specific.4. What groups of people or individuals do you have a difficult time living out a loving posture like Jesus? What makes it difficult? What do you think Jesus would want you to do?5. What faith step could you take to move toward people that might think or live differently than you? (that don’t hold your same biblical or moral positions)?6. How do you think the church should engage with and relate to people that think or live differently than our biblical or moral position? What would that look like for Journey Church? Explain your answer.
    Next Steps: Complete the Connect Card to receive more information, have us pray for you, or to ask us any question: http://journeybozeman.com/connectcardWant to worship through giving and support the ministry of Journey Church: https://journeybozeman.com/giveDownload our app: https://journeybozeman.com/app Join our Facebook Group to stay connected throughout the week: https://facebook.com/groups/JourneyChurchBozemanGet your children connected to our children's minist

    • 44 min
    Book of Romans: God Gave Them Over

    Book of Romans: God Gave Them Over

    Bob Schwahn | Lead Pastor | February 4, 2024
    “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”― A.W. Tozer
    Exodus 34:5-7
    Romans 1:18
    Romans 1:24-32
    God Gave Them Over…
    Romans 1:v.24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity…v.26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts…v.28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind…
    Romans 1:32
    “There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, in the end, "Thy will be done." All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no Hell. No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. Those who knock it is opened.”
    ― C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce
    Matthew 27:45-46, 50-51a (NIV)From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land. About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (whichmeans “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”)…And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.
    Isaiah 53:4-6 (NIV)Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
    Romans 2:1 (NIV)You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.
    Reflection Questions:
    Why is our view of God so important? How can we develop inaccurate or caricature views of who God is? How do we develop accurate views of who God is?Do you tend to see God as more of a God of love (grace) or a God of judgment and wrath (truth)?How do we define the wrath of God? What do you think of when you hear that God is a God of wrath?Why is understanding God’s wrath important to understanding and experiencing the gospel as beautiful and as good news?
    Read Romans 1:24-285. How is God giving us over to our own desires a form of punishment and experience of his wrath?6. How have you experienced the consequences of going your own way and not living out God’s plan and purpose for people?
    7. How is the story of the prodigal son in Luke 15 a picture of God giving people over to their sinful desires? How is the wrath of God revealed in this story? How is the gospel revealed in this story?
    8. If the intention of God’s plan and purpose is for people to thrive and flourish, why would obedience always be in your best interest? Even when obedience is challenging and counter intuitive?
    9. When we look at Paul’s list of vices that are evidence that people live outside of God’s design, where do you see yourself? Why is it important to see that we are included in that list? Why are we tempted to want to see others in that list and not ourself?
    Read Isaiah 53:4-610. When we understand the wrath of God toward sin and evil we understand what was accomplished on the cross of Christ. What your thoughts about the gospel when your reflect that Jesus took the wrath of God that you deserved?
    Next Steps:
    Complete the Connect Card to receive more information, have us pray for

    • 42 min
    The Book of Romans: Godlessness and Wickedness

    The Book of Romans: Godlessness and Wickedness

    Bob Schwahn | Lead Pastor | January 28, 2024
    Mark 2:17 (NIV)Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
    Romans 1:18-20 (NIV)The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
    Psalm 19:1-4 (NIV)The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice[b] goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.
    Romans 1:21-23 (NIV)For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
    How do you identify your idols?
    Reflection Questions:
    What comes to mind when you think about God’s wrath?
    How has God revealed Himself through creation? What do you see in nature that points to a Creator?
    What evidence to you see in culture that people suppress the truth about the existence of God? How do people live as if there is no God?
    How do you see evidence of people worshipping creation rather than the Creator?Paul describes God’s wrath against godlessness (not loving God with our heart and life) and wickedness (not loving our neighbor – people made in God’s image). How do you see godlessness and wickedness in your life? Is it hard to use those words to describe you and your life? Explain.
    If we define idolatry as taking a good thing and making it a God thing (or an ultimate thing)… How do you see evidence of idolatry in our culture? In the church? In your life? Why can it be difficult to identify idols in our life?
    Questions to identify potential idols in our life…
    What do I worry about most?What, if I failed or lost it, would cause me to feel that I did not even want to live?What keeps me going?What do I rely on or comfort myself with when things go bad or get difficult?What do I think most easily about?What does my mind go to when I am free to daydream?What preoccupies me?What prayer, unanswered, would make me seriously think about turning away from God?What makes me feel the most self-worth?What am I proudest of?What do I really want and expect out of life?What would really make me happy?Where does my money, time, and energy flow freely and easily?
    Next Steps:
    Complete the Connect Card to receive more information, have us pray for you, or to ask us any question: http://journeybozeman.com/connectcardWant to worship through giving and support the ministry of Journey Church: https://journeybozeman.com/giveDownload our app: https://journeybozeman.com/app Join our Facebook Group to stay connected throughout the week: https://facebook.com/groups/JourneyChurchBozemanGet your children connected to our children's ministry, Base Camp: https://journeybozeman.

    • 38 min
    The Book of Romans: Eager and Unashamed

    The Book of Romans: Eager and Unashamed

    Book of Romans: Eager and Unashamed | January 21, 2024Bob Schwahn | Lead Pastor
    “In our generation, the primary problem with evangelism isn’t that we’re doing it with bullhorns and low-grade bigotry; it’s that we’re not doing it at all.”— John Mark Comer, Practicing the Way (pg. 151)
    Romans 1:14-17 (NIV)
    I am obligated both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish. That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are in Rome. For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
    OBLIGATED:
    Romans 1:14 (NIV)
    2 Corinthians 5:18-20 (NIV)All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.
    EAGER:
    Romans 1:15 (NIV)
    UNASHAMED:
    Romans 1:16 (NIV)
    Romans 1:1-4 (NIV)Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David, and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.
    Reflection Questions:Was there something that stuck out to you from the sermon?
    Share a time when you were able to share the good news about Jesus with someone. Was it a positive or negative experience, or somewhere in between? What was their response? What did you learn from that experience?
    Read Romans 1:14 and 2 Corinthians 5:18-20. Paul felt an obligation and a responsibility to share the gospel with the world. Do you feel that same obligation and responsibility? Why or why not?
    Read Romans 1:15. Why can a follower of Jesus NOT feel eager to share the gospel? What can be our fears? Our apprehensions?
    Read Romans 1:16. What can cause us to be ashamed of the gospel? What makes the gospel offensive to our culture?
    Why is it important to focus on Jesus and not peripheral issues?Peripheral issues are “good advice”, not the “good news”.Who Jesus is?Why Jesus came?What Jesus accomplished with his life, death, and resurrection?What Jesus invites us to do in following Him?What Jesus wants for us?Why Jesus wants that for us?
    What peripheral issues can misrepresent the gospel message and muddy the waters of the message of Jesus?
    Why is it important to learn to be curious and listen to people in order to be effective at sharing the gospel? What are some good questions you could ask to learn where people are at on their spiritual journey?Who could you begin to pray for and ask questions of this week in order to understand where they are on their spiritual journey? What are a couple questions you could ask to start that conversation?What was God saying to you from this sermon? What are you going to do about it? Next step?
    Next Steps: Complete the Connect Card to receive more information, have us pray for you, or to ask us any question: http://journeybozeman.com/connectcardWant to worship through giving and support the ministry of Journey Church:

    • 47 min
    The Book of Romans: Overview

    The Book of Romans: Overview

    Book of Romans: Overview | January 14, 2024Bob Schwahn | Lead Pastor
    Romans 1:16-17 (NIV)For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
    2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV)God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
    Romans 1:5 (NIV)Through him we received grace and apostleship to call all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith for his name’s sake.
    Romans 1:7 (NIV)To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people:
    Romans 8:1-4 (NIV)Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
    Reflection Questions:
    Read Romans 1:1-17(Focus on 16-17 This is Paul’s thesis for whole book)
    Was there one thing that the Holy Spirit highlighted to you personally from the message?Have you ever felt STUCK in your faith? Share that experience. How did it feel? How did you get there? How did you get out?Where would you like to see BREAKTHROUGH in your life right now?The meaning of the word Gospel is “good news”. What is the difference between “good news” and “good advice”? How can understanding the message of the GOSPEL bring breakthrough in a person’s life? How can misunderstanding the GOSPEL keep us STUCK?
    “The righteousness of God is God’s righteous initiative in putting sinners right with himself, by bestowing on them a righteousness which is not their own, but his.”
    John Stott
    What difference does it make that our righteousness is bestowed/declared by God and not accomplished by us? How does this bring breakthrough and freedom to a follow of Jesus?Read Romans 1:5. What is the relationship between faith and obedience? Does genuine faith exist without a heart to obey? Martin Luther said, “We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone.” What did he mean by this? Do you agree or disagree? Why?Where do you need to see the power of the Gospel message take root in your life?What is one next step of obedience you could take to express your faith and trust in the Gospel (Good News) of Jesus?
    Next Steps:
    Complete the Connect Card to receive more information, have us pray for you, or to ask us any question: http://journeybozeman.com/connectcardWant to worship through giving and support the ministry of Journey Church: https://journeybozeman.com/giveDownload our app: https://journeybozeman.com/app Join our Facebook Group to stay connected throughout the week: https://facebook.com/groups/JourneyChurchBozemanGet your children connected to our children's ministry, Base Camp: https://journeybozeman.com/childrenOur Student Ministry is for High School and Middle School students: https://journeybozeman.com/students

    • 41 min

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