Rom 3:21-31 Life Giving Grace

Romans 3:21-31, Life Giving Grace

  • Intro to the Topic:
    • Series: Spiritual Depression and Revival… in Christian experience…
    • John 8:32, “Know the Truth and the Truth will set you free…”
    • ***Getting the Gospel wrong results in deformed Spirituality…
    • Ex: Chernobyl messed up kids Genetic code… one point off deforms
    • Intro to the Text:
      • Sum: 21a, Righteousness “Apart from Law” – i.e. God’s from God!
      • Outline: 21-26 The Gospel,
        • 27-31 Two Mistakes- Gentiles w/o morals, Jews w/o grace
  • FCF: Xpian’s w/ deformed spirituality b/c not grasp grace
  • Thesis: Paul teaches the grace way to Life! ——-not by law
  • Point: Paul preached a correct Gospel we’d be not deformed
  • 1. According to Scripture Alone 
    • 21, The Law and Prophet’s message
      • OT bore “testimony” to what’s now “Manifest
      • >>>Prediction and Fulfillment means one way of Sal!
      • 2. By Faith Alone
        • 22, as opposed to by works…
        • ***False faith makes excuses to sin, 3:8, 6:1
        • >>> Next Week we take up Faith
        • 3. By Grace Alone
          • 23-24a, Guilt & Grace…
          • cf v. 21a, 28, “Apart/besides” – alternate way b/c guilty…
          • >>>Guilty: “Court can’t acquit by same law we already broke”-Henry
          • ***Grace’s Indictment! —says you’re guilty… 23
          • Ex: Lady that fell at coffee shop… indignant… not want help!
          • Q: Do you hear the indictment of grace?
          • Ex: Dead: Eph 2:1, How can the dead man live? Only Grace!
          • 4. In Christ Alone
            • 24b-25a, Through (24)
            • Ex: Sacrificial Lamb Propitiation: punishment appeasing…
            • Ex: John 10 Jesus = Door of the sheep….
            • John 14:6, Way truth and life…
            • 5. For the Glory of God alone!
              • 25b-26… “Demonstration…” of three attributes of God
                • Justice- does not wink at sin- jystly judged on Cross
                • Mercy- “and justifier!” Penalty paid!
                • Sovereignty & Wisdom- 25b… “forbearance…”
  • Ex: Adam’s sin, 2:17, Why didn’t die right there?
  • Application:
    • Thesis: Get the Gospel Right to have right Spirtuality!
    • ***Get the Gospel Right!
      • 27-30… deformed Spirituality… depressed…
      • Ex: Must Be Born… to begin life in the world…
  • ***Get the Gospel Out!
    • Ex: Me @ WSCAL…temptation to go on in studies… No! must be Proclaimed! God must get glory!
    • ***Not for theory —–but for me and for you!
    • ***You are responsible for this Gospel to get out!
    • Obj- “but I feel innefective, unusable……”
  • Ex: Cure for cancer… don’t tell anyone… responsible… murderer!
  • >>>Yet we have the Gospel and we don’t tell it!
  • Ex: Wedding Feast… Highways and biways… compel to come in…
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