Obey the law. Pay your taxes. Respect government authority. Folks are sometimes surprised to hear this is Biblical advice.

"But what about Hitler?" "What about dictators?" People want explanations. As we wrap up "The Plan", Pastor Steve shows us what Paul told the church in Rome on these topics - and answers the tough questions.

Who do we love? What is the right and appropriate to demonstrate love to them? Not all relationships are the same, and we have responsibilities in each one of them.

In part 13 of "The Plan", we learn how to best maintain and grow these relationships as Pastor Steve rolls out Paul's teaching to the church in Rome.

Working together. At the risk of inviting Murphy for a visit, we ask, "How hard can it be?" But without a Biblical foundation, we are likely to stumble, trip and fall in our attempts. In Part 12 of "The Plan", Pastor Steve shows us where Paul demonstrated the way to get things done together, in order to accomplish God's plan for our lives.

Fear. Where in our lives does fear invade? Relationships? Work? Money? Health? Where does fear invade?

But the real truth is, we do not have to live with fear, or in fear. God points the way to living free of fear through Paul's letter to the church at Rome. In Part 11 of "The Plan", Pastor Steve shares how we can evict fear from our relationships with people, circumstances, and problems.

Life includes problems, that's for sure!

But God's plan for our lives is bigger - and better - than any problems we face now, or will ever face in our lifetime. Learn more about "The Plan" - the better way God has for us - as Pastor Steve continues our exploration of Paul's letter to the church at Rome.

Prayer is simply talking to and listening for God. He wants us to simply be us. But in the most difficult moments, sometimes we are overwhelmed. We don't know what to say - or even how to say it.

The good news is Paul understood this all too well, and in his letter to the church in Rome he shares how God "takes up the slack".

Pastor Steve walks us through three important things God does for us in the hardest moments when we speak to Him in Part 9 of "The Plan" series.

Discouragement. Gloom. Agony. Despair. All that is supposed to just go away when we decide to make Jesus Master of our lives, right?

Of course not. Jesus Himself reminded us that here on Earth we will have troubles. But He also reminded us to take heart because He has overcome it all.

Pastor Steve digs into Paul's letter to the church at Rome, revealing the key elements we all need to prevent discouragement from ever getting the upper hand!

Here is the reality - we separated ourselves from God with sin. But God always planned to adopt us back into His family. That is why He sent Jesus. Obviously, benefits abound when we are adopted by God. In part 7 of "The Plan", Pastor Steve shares the benefits, as well as what our attitudes and actions will be like, when we are accepted in God's family.

The beginning of the eighth chapter of Romans assures us we are found innocent of sin before God because of Jesus. But why do we still live sometimes as though we are guilty? How do we free ourselves from that?

Pastor Steve delivers the steps God takes - and the steps we must take - to live free from guilt and sin.

A wise man said, "Our life is the sum of our decisions." The reality that goes with with that is every choice, every decision, has consequences. In part 5 of "The Plan", Pastor Steve shares how Jesus transformed that truth into eternal life and hope.

Paul talks about being "dead to sin" - but what does that mean? Pastor Steve explains and illuminates just what Paul is telling the church in Rome in Part 4 of "The Plan".

Let's face it - we all need a second chance sometimes. Pastor Steve digs into chapter five of Romans, revealing the gifts we received both from Adam and Jesus.

In Part 1, Paul introduces himself to the church at Rome and speaks about the holiness and righteousness of God. In part 2, Paul confronts the church with God's wrath, or anger, at the unholiness and unrighteousness of people. Pastor Steve walks us through as Paul reminds the church of hard truths, but also instructs believers to relate to others as fellow sinners, and love them.

It's around 57-58 A.D. Paul has been planting churches during his missionary trips. He is in Corinth, visiting the church there. He writes this letter to a church he didn't plant - the church at Rome.

Pastor Steve begins this major teaching series, "The Plan", with Paul introducing himself to the Romans, and sharing his desire to meet and visit them.