Thankful For Justification By Faith (Romans 5)

“THANKFUL FOR JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH” (Romans 5) INTRO: Justification by faith (”just as if I’d never sinned”) – a guilty person’s record being pronounced clean. 7 BENEFITS/CHARACTERISTICS OF JUSTIFICATION: Peace with God (v. 1). This is a deep inner need of mankind. Access to God’s grace (v. 2a). You have the key to grace’s door! […]

Guilty, But Justified Freely! (Romans 3)

“GUILTY, BUT JUSTIFIED FREELY!” (Romans 3) I. GOD’S JUDGMENT IS JUST (Rom. 3:1-8). The advantage to being a physical Jew was the privilege of being the first people group offered covenant with God and the privilege of spreading that knowledge to the Gentile nations (Rom. 3:1-2). The unbelief of some certainly doesn’t negate or reduce […]

Guilty! (Romans 2:6 – 3:20)

“GUILTY!” (Rom. 2:6 – 3:20) INTRO: The primary theme of Romans is the good news. Good news is only good news when there’s a need for or benefit from the good news. One of the primary reasons why the good news is such good news is because of the universal guilt of mankind. I. GOD’S […]

Judging (Romans 2:1-5)

“JUDGING” (Romans 2:1-5) INTRO: Last week in Romans 1:22-32, we saw that when people don’t honor God, they tend to do dishonorable things and God obliges. Today we’re going to focus on the much misunderstood subject of judging from Romans 2:1-5. I. THE WRONG KIND OF JUDGING AND ITS CONSEQUENCES (Rom. 2:1-5). Judging others makes […]

Three Foolish Exchanges (Romans 1:22-32)

“THREE FOOLISH EXCHANGES (Romans 1:22-32)” INTRO: Why do reasonably smart people often reject God and His standards as clearly revealed in the Bible? Because when people suppress the truth, they become futile in their thoughts and their foolish hearts become darkened – they take on a spirit of stupid (vv. 18, 21). Do you really […]

What’s So Good About The Good News? – Part 2

“WHAT’S SO GOOD ABOUT THE GOOD NEWS? – Pt. 2” [WHAT IS THE GOSPEL? Romans 1:8-16] REVIEW/INTRO: No book in the Bible explains what the good news is all about more thoroughly than Romans. I. PAUL’S HEART FOR THE ROMAN BELIEVERS (1: 8– 15). Paul’s thanks for the Roman believers (v. 8). For what or […]