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The Greatest Promise in the Bible (9 of 20)
Series: The Riches of Romans
Dr. Stan Coffey
If you have your Bible this morning, I'd invite your attention to the eighth chapter of the book of Romans. I'm going to share the first verse only as the text and then we will be referring some to the eighth chapter of Romans and so perhaps you'd just like to keep your Bible open at that chapter in that book.
I'm preaching this morning from the subject The Greatest Promise in the Bible. Here it is. Romans Chapter 8:1, "THERE IS THEREFORE NOW NO CONDEMNATION TO THEM WHICH ARE IN CHRIST JESUS, WHO WALK NOT AFTER THE FLESH, BUT AFTER THE SPIRIT."
Texas Baptists as we launch into this evangelistic thrust that we call Good News Texas, our hearts are excited because we realize that we will be able to share the gospel of Christ at least forty times during a four week period with every person in the state of Texas.
Many people are going to hear through the mass media or see or read what it means to be living proof of what Jesus Christ can do. When the company that we have employed, began to research how people in Texas felt the problems and needs that they had, they discovered that there were three problems that people shared which occurred again and again and again and stood out above all the rest.
First of all, people seem to have a lack of peace of mind. They really do not have any peace in their heart. It seems that although we are one of the most affluent states in all of the United States and certainly one of the most blessed states, we still have not solved the problem of peace of heart. Affluence has not brought peace of mind.
Second, there was the problem mentioned of hopelessness. People seem not to have any hope. No hope in what they are doing, no hope in the education that they have received, no hope in their knowledge as they look at the world's situation.
And then thirdly, people mentioned more than anything else that there was no purpose. They ha ...
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