Romans: Coming Under Grace

Romans 4:13-25 – The God of Promise

Genesis 15:1-21/Romans 4:13-25. What do people think of faith these days? 1. God’s salvation is for all – v13-17a not just Jews not just wasp’s 2. Salvation is by faith. But what is faith? Abraham’s faith… v17b-22 Was In God Declared I am helpless to save myself Meant trusting God would keep his promise 3. God’s saving ways haven’t changed v22-25 We…

Romans 3:9-20 – Coming To God Empty Handed

We must bring something “the thing you bring when you are told to bring nothing” We are all guilty, no excuses, no loop holes, no special exemptions not even for his chosen people. Romans 3:9, “What shall we conclude then? Are we any better?” “Not at all” Rom 3:10, “we are all alike are under sin”. OT confirmation Rom 3:10-18 … totally…

Romans 3:1-8 – God Is Faithful

Getting defensive Some back ground info Gen 12:1-3 – The LORD had said to Abram, ‘Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.  ‘‘I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.  I will bless those…

Romans 2:1-16 – God’s Patience and Judgement

We are not like them! –     Romans 1:18-32  Rom 1:29-32 – 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips,  30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;  31 they are senseless, faithless, heartless,…

Romans 1:18-32 – The Anger of God

God is angry! Romans 1:18 – “the wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth”. So why is God angry? Verse 18 – people suppress the truth about God Verse 20 – “we are left without any excuses before God”. Verse 21 – “people knew God and they still rejected…

Romans 1:1-17 – The Saving Righteousness of God

We are ashamed of things because they might not deliver Premise: There is no need to be ashamed of the gospel because……. 1. The gospel is about God’s righteousness Old Testament Paul’s writings 2. God’s righteousness is for all by faith Priority for Jews 3. God’s righteousness means salvation and life. We can unashamedly live, because we are unashamedly His. God’s righteousness…

Romans 1:8-15 – Visible (Invisible) Faith

Intro Wondering what you will get out of Church? Is your faith evident to people? Romans 1vv1-16 – Paul’s weighty intro Faith= trust, belief “Faith is the surrender of the mind… [and] reason” “…faith is reason gone courageous – not the opposite of reason” Christian faith: Jesus is the direct object of our faith or trust The Passage vv8-10 ‘Thanks and concern…