Romans promo card frontDuring the 2017-2018 school year, we will be preaching through Romans 1-8. Romans is Paul’s most studied letter and commentaries and books about his meaning in this letter abound. Still, the theological depth, the practical insight, and the challenging teaching have continued generation after generation to captivate and convict us, encourage and transform us, and remind us of the hope we have in Christ.In this letter, Paul begins by highlighting the gospel which was preached in the Old Testament, realized in the New Testament, and declared in power by the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. This gospel is Jesus’ story, and Paul’s point in Romans is that whether we are Jew or Gentile, our story finds its purpose and fulfillment in Jesus’ story.

We believe that God’s Word is formative for our lives as it transforms our minds and our hearts to Jesus Christ. Thus, each week we preach expository sermons as we work through books of the Bible. Each week we record the audio of the sermon and post it here so that anyone can access the teaching for personal enrichment or group discussion. Please let us know what other resources we can provide to help you grow in Christ. But don’t just listen online–come join us! BSU Gather meets on Mondays at 9pm at the BSU House on the south end of the College of the Ozarks campus.


Fall Semester

August 28: “Called to the Gospel”–Romans 1:1-7 (Kyle Rapinchuk)

September 4: “Unashamed of the Greatest Story Ever Told”–Romans 1:8-17 (Kyle Rapinchuk)

September 11: “Suppressing the Truth in Unrighteousness”–Romans 1:18-23 (Kyle Rapinchuk)

September 18: “Dos, Don’ts, and Dandelions”–Romans 1:24-32 (Mark Rapinchuk)

September 25: “There is a Judge, and It Isn’t You”–Romans 2:1-16 (Jeremy Thomas)

October 2: “Does God Have Your Heart?”–Romans 2:17-29 (Jeremy Thomas)

October 9: “What Advantage Has the Jew?”–Romans 3:1-8 (Juston Gates)

October 16: “That Every Mouth May Be Stopped”–Romans 3:9-20 (Kyle Rapinchuk)

October 23: “An Incomprehensible Gift”–Romans 3:21-26 (Kyle Rapinchuk)

October 30: “Come and See What God Has Done”–Romans 3:27-31 (Jeff Griffis)

November 6: “By Flesh or By Faith?”–Romans 4:1-12 (Kyle Rapinchuk)

November 27: “God-Glorifying Faith”–Romans 4:13-25 (Rusty Osborne)

December 4: “What are You Magnifying?”–Luke 1:46-55 (Kyle Rapinchuk) Senior Night; Advent Service


Spring Semester

January 22: “Peace with God”–Romans 5:1-11 * (Kyle Rapinchuk) *

January 29: “Universal Human Sinfulness: All People without Distinction”–Romans 5:12-21 (Mark Rapinchuk)

February 5: “Buried with Christ in Baptism”–Romans 6:1-11 (Kyle Rapinchuk)

February 12: “Who is on the Throne of Your Life?”–Romans 6:12-14 (Grant Ryder)

February 19: “The Fruit of Sin and the Fruit of Righteousness”–Romans 6:15-23 (Jeremy Thomas)

February 26: Romans 7:1-6 (Jeff Griffis)

March 5: Romans 7:7-13 (Jeff Elliott)

March 26: Romans 7:14-25 (Craig McElvain)

April 2: Romans 8:1-11 (Lane Jordan)

April 9: Romans 8:12-17 (Rusty Osborne)

April 16: Romans 8:18-25 (Kyle Rapinchuk)

April 23: Romans 8:26-30 (Craig McElvain)

April 30: Romans 8:31-39 (Andy Petry)


*Due to technical difficulties, the audio for this sermon is of poor quality and is missing a couple minutes in two locations. We are sorry for the inconvenience.