Sunday, March 30, 2014

Expository sermon on Roms 16:1-16

The sermon this morning was an expository sermon on Romans 16:1-16, which is interesting since the whole section consist of Paul's personal greetings to and commendation of a group of people in Rome. And it was in fact an excellent sermon on What Makes a Healthy Church.

The speaker Rev John Folmar's main point is that congregating as a church is very necessary. It is not enough to meet online or the worship alone at home. From the passage, we can see evident a diverse group of people – race, gender and origin – with one common bond in the cross of Christ, sharing in love and hospitality. This cannot be accomplished without meeting frequently.

The body of Christ, the Church, must meet and be together, as often as we can - "And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching." Heb 10:24-25 (NIV)



  1. Hi Pearlie! It's been some time since I browsed your website, and I was pleased to see that you are blogging regularly again. This post caught my attention because John is a friend and was one of my classmates in seminary. How did you come to hear his sermon? Was he visiting Kuala Lumpur?

  2. Hi Eutychus :) Very pleased to see you here. Yes, I have been trying to get back to blogging and I am getting back into the hang of it.

    Rev Folmar was in Kuala Lumpur during that period of time. He was the speaker for a seminar on "Healthy Churches for the City" on 2nd April and he preached in my church the Sunday before. Small world :)