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We are saved from much more then just our sin.

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The Wrath of God is Satisfied

Romans 1:16–17 ESV
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”

PRAY

S.T.A.R.T.
Solemnly praise and recognize the greatness of our God and Savior connected to the Biblical text being preached
Oh God you are our creator and sustainer. You dwell in the most holy place even your name is holy. We worship you as our king and recognize your Lordship over all things both here on earth and above. We resign ourselves to you as your subjects and ask for your Spirit to give us the guidance and strength to do your will in our lives. We rejoice in the thought and hope of your soon return. We praise you our good God for every good gift you have given us and all that you have provided to us. We confess to you oh God the sinfulness of our hearts, we are guilty according to your law. We throw ourselves before you, at the foot your throne to plead with you for acceptance and forgiveness, not in our own merits but through the blood of the lamb which was slain. Protect us we pray Father for we are so easily led astray by satan, this world, and our flesh. Guard us from the forces of this evil age that seek to devour us, keep us steadfast in your care.
Touch upon the subject of corporate sin and confess any shortcomings the body has committed related to the Biblical text to be preached
As we talk about your power of salvation today grant us your Spirit so we might understand and apply these truths to our lives.
Ask God to help the body/local church to hear and apply the truths of the Biblical text to be preached
Hughes, R. Kent. The Pastor's Book: A Comprehensive and Practical Guide to Pastoral Ministry (p. 271). Crossway. Kindle Edition.
We thank you for Paul, these Romans, and the many other men and women of the faith who have come before us in the passage of time to deliver to us this Holy Word today. For your name, your honor, your glory, we pray to you this day, Amen.
Review and remind the audience of the key related passages to the Biblical text being preached

Intro

How does God prove His gospel has power? = By saving sinners.
Paul Has Said...
I am under obligation by this gospel v14
I am eager to preach this gospel v15
I am not ashamed of this gospel v16a
Why?
Because it is the power of God
To do what?
Save
Hughes, R. Kent. The Pastor's Book: A Comprehensive and Practical Guide to Pastoral Ministry (p. 271). Crossway. Kindle Edition.
save who?
everyone who believes
How does this gospel save us? = Next week...
Application Thus Far:
You also are under obligation
You also should be eager
You also should not be ashamed
Because...
| for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
Romans 1:16 ESV
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
What does the gospel save us from?
When has [will] this gospel save us?
Does this gospel really bring power of salvation to everyone?
Why can’t God’s power reach everyone believing or not?
Does unbelief limit Gods power?
Why [How] is it to the Jew first?
Is it better to be a Jew? How so? Why? Why Not?
How does this verse apply to me today?
How should it effect my life going forward?

S.T.A.R.T.
Solemnly praise and recognize the greatness of our God and Savior connected to the Biblical text being preached
Touch upon the subject of corporate sin and confess any shortcomings the body has committed related to the Biblical text to be preached
Ask God to help the body/local church to hear and apply the truths of the Biblical text to be preached
Review and remind the audience of the key related passages to the Biblical text being preached

Body

Romans 1:16–17 ESV
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”

PRAY

S.T.A.R.T.
beetle
Solemnly praise and recognize the greatness of our God and Savior connected to the Biblical text being preached
Touch upon the subject of corporate sin and confess any shortcomings the body has committed related to the Biblical text to be preached
Romans 1:16 ESV
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
Ask God to help the body/local church to hear and apply the truths of the Biblical text to be preached
Review and remind the audience of the key related passages to the Biblical text being preached
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Transition to the opening of the sermon and the Biblical text to be preached

Sermon

Paul Says...
I am under obligation by this gospel v14

Begin with the End

Romans 1:17 ESV
17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
I am eager to preach this gospel v15
I am not ashamed of this gospel v16a
Why?
Because it is the power of God
To do what?
Save
save who?
everyone who believes
How does this gospel save us? = Next week...
Romans 1:16 ESV
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
Application Thus Far:
You also are under obligation
Do not be ashamed of the Gospel because it is the power of God
You also should be eager
The power of God for what to whom?
You also should not be ashamed
For who?
Because this gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes
How is the gospel / show God’s power?
From what?

For Salvation

What does the gospel save us from?
Implication
Salvation
Implication = we need saving
Salvation = From lots of things...
You need saving [all humanity needs saving]
satan
sin
judgement
wrath
Only those who believe will be saved
God’s Power
God’s Love
God’s Justice
God’s Grace / Mercy
God’s Holiness / Lordship
The Jew and the Greek alike
The Plan
The People
The Person
The Pride
Alienation
Ephesians 2:12 ESV
remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
Being Lost
Eph
Matthew 1:21 ESV
She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
Matt
Luke 19:10 ESV
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
Futility
Luke
1 Peter 1:18 ESV
knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold,
Slavery
Galatians 5:1 ESV
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
Demon Possession / Oppression
Gal
Luke 8:36 ESV
And those who had seen it told them how the demon-possessed man had been healed.
Sickness
Luke 8:48 ESV
And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.”
Danger
Matthew 8:25–26 ESV
And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.
Corrupted Generation
Acts 2:40 ESV
And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.”
Matt 8.
Sin
Matthew 1:21 ESV
She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
Hostility / Enmity
Matt
Romans 5:10 ESV
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.
Romans 5:9 ESV
Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.
Salvation = from the just wrath of God!
Romans 5:9–11 ESV
Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
Romans 1:18 ESV
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.
Romans 5:9 ESV
Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.

Salvation is a very positive affair; it brings a rich variety of blessings from God (5:10–11; 1 Cor. 1:18; Eph. 2:13, etc.). But it also has negative aspects. People may be saved from wrath (5:9), from hostility to God (5:10) or alienation from him (Eph. 2:12), from sin (Matt. 1:21), from being lost (Luke 19:10), from futility (1 Pet. 1:18), from “a yoke of slavery” (Gal. 5:1), from demon-possession (Luke 8:36), from sickness (Luke 8:48), from danger (Matt. 8:25–26), from a “corrupt generation” (Acts 2:40). Salvation has many facets. There is a sense in which it has already been achieved (Eph. 2:5), and another in which it is a present, on-going process (1 Cor. 1:18; 2 Cor. 2:15), but often the New Testament writers see it as future (13:11; 1 Cor. 5:5; 2 Tim. 4:18, etc.).

The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Volume 10: Romans through Galatians II. Theme: The Gospel as the Revelation of the Righteousness of God (1:16, 17)

Salvation is a broad concept. It includes the forgiveness of sins, but involves much more, because its basic meaning is soundness or wholeness. It promises the restoration of all that sin has marred or destroyed. It is the general term that unites in itself the particular aspects of truth suggested by justification, reconciliation, sanctification, and redemption.

The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Volume 10: Romans through Galatians II. Theme: The Gospel as the Revelation of the Righteousness of God (1:16, 17)

Salvation is a broad concept. It includes the forgiveness of sins, but involves much more, because its basic meaning is soundness or wholeness. It promises the restoration of all that sin has marred or destroyed. It is the general term that unites in itself the particular aspects of truth suggested by justification, reconciliation, sanctification, and redemption. But its efficacy depends on man’s willingness to receive the message.

When will / has this gospel save us?
already
not yet

To Everyone Who Believes

Why can’t God’s power reach everyone believing or not?
Does unbelief limit Gods power?
General Revelation
General Grace
Restraining Grace
Special Revelation
Saving grace
Does unbelief limit Gods power?
God’s Omnipotence
God’s Omnipotence
Mans Free-will
You need saving [all humanity needs saving]
satan
sin
judgement
wrath
Only those who believe will be saved
God’s Power
God’s Love
God’s Justice
God’s Grace / Mercy
God’s Holiness / Lordship
The Jew and the Greek alike
1 John 1:5–10 ESV
This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
The Plan
Romans 10:9–13 ESV
because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Romans 10:9–11 ESV
because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.”
The People
Rom 10.9-
The Person
The Pride
The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Volume 10: Romans through Galatians II. Theme: The Gospel as the Revelation of the Righteousness of God (1:16, 17)

The Greek word for “power” (dynamis) has sometimes elicited the reaction that the gospel is dynamite! This is quite out of place, for the emphasis is not on blowing false religions out of the way or blasting a trail of success for the true faith or even on delivering people from habits they have been unable to shake off. Paul himself goes on to explain in what sense “power” is to be understood.

The gospel is not advice to people, suggesting that they lift themselves. It is power. It lifts them up. Paul does not say that the gospel brings power but that it is power, and God’s power at that. When the gospel is preached, this is not simply so many words being uttered. The power of God is at work

(2.) It is to those, and those only, that believe. Believing interests us in the gospel salvation; to others it is hidden. The medicine prepared will not cure the patient if it be not taken.

Everyone Who Believes - Does unbelief limit Gods power?
God’s Omnipotence
Mans Free-will

The gospel is indeed offered to all for their salvation, but the power of it appears not everywhere: and that it is the savour of death to the ungodly, does not proceed from what it is, but from their own wickedness.

The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Volume 10: Romans through Galatians II. Theme: The Gospel as the Revelation of the Righteousness of God (1:16, 17)

The Greek word for “power” (dynamis) has sometimes elicited the reaction that the gospel is dynamite! This is quite out of place, for the emphasis is not on blowing false religions out of the way or blasting a trail of success for the true faith or even on delivering people from habits they have been unable to shake off. Paul himself goes on to explain in what sense “power” is to be understood.

(2.) It is to those, and those only, that believe. Believing interests us in the gospel salvation; to others it is hidden. The medicine prepared will not cure the patient if it be not taken.

To the Jew First and Also to the Greek

To the Jew First and Also to the Greek

Acts 13:46 ESV
And Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, “It was necessary that the word of God be spoken first to you. Since you thrust it aside and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles.
Act
Why [How] is it to the Jew first?
Is it better to be a Jew? How so? Why? Why Not?
Old Covenant
New Covenant
OC = Promise, Scriptures, Commandments
NT = Fulfillment
Is it better to be a Jew? How so? Why? Why Not?
Yes & No
Yes = Chosen, Covenant, Favored
No = Sin, Separation, Savior
The Jew and the Greek alike
The Plan
The People
The Person
The Pride
The Message of Romans 2. The Gospel Is God’s Power for Salvation (16)

The priority of the Jews (‘first for the Jew’) is both theological, because God chose them and made his covenant with them, and therefore historical (‘We had to speak the word of God to you first’).

Acts 13:46 ESV
And Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, “It was necessary that the word of God be spoken first to you. Since you thrust it aside and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles.
Act 13.36
Romans 9:4–5 ESV
They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises. To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.
- The Olive Branch Removed
Romans 3:9 ESV
What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin,
Romans 10:12–13 ESV
For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Romans 10:12 ESV
For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him.
Yes & No
Rom 10.
Yes = Chosen, Covenant, Favored
Yes
No = Sin, Separation, Savior
The Jew and the Greek alike
The Plan
The People
The Person
The Pride
Galatians 3:28 ESV
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
No
Y/N

Application

How does this verse apply to me today? / How should it effect my life going forward?
Pride
Humility
Pride = put off
Humility = put on
You need saving [all humanity needs saving]
What is righteousness?
When you think of the word righteousness what do you think of?
If someone asked you to define righteousness for them how would you do that?
God demands righteousness of us!
Righteous = dikaiosyne = what is right / to be put right with
dikaios = justice
For in it the JUSTICE of God is revealed from faith for faith...
How does the gospel reveal Gods Righteousness / His Justice?
God’s Own Righteousness in Christ
His Accreditation of Righteousness to Us
Romans 1:18 ESV
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.
, 2:5
Romans 2:5 ESV
5 But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.
Romans 3:5 ESV
5 But if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unrighteous to inflict wrath on us? (I speak in a human way.)
Romans 3:10–20 ESV
10 as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; 11 no one understands; no one seeks for God. 12 All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.” 13 “Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.” “The venom of asps is under their lips.” 14 “Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.” 15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood; 16 in their paths are ruin and misery, 17 and the way of peace they have not known.” 18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.” 19 Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20 For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.
Rom 3.10-
What does it mean from faith to faith?
Why will the righteous live by faith?
Romans 4:2–8 ESV
2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 3 For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” 4 Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. 5 And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness, 6 just as David also speaks of the blessing of the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from works: 7 “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; 8 blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.”
Rom 4.
How do we get / increase our righteousness?
satan
sin
judgement
wrath
Only those who believe will be saved
God’s Power
God’s Power
God’s Love
God’s Justice
God’s Grace / Mercy
God’s Holiness / Lordship
The Jew and the Greek alike
The Plan
The People
The Person
The Pride

Goal

Humility
=
Romans 12:3 ESV
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
Application
1 Corinthians 1:31 ESV
so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
xxx?
Romans 1:16 ESV
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
CLOSE = S.H.A.R.P.
E.N.D.
Exalt God in relation to the Biblical truths that were just taught
We boast in you Lord Jesus! You are worthy to be praised.
Name the Biblical principles preached and ask God to help the local church body to obey these truths
Cloth us in humility oh God! As you said to us in
Isaiah 66:2 ESV
All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.
We tremble before your power oh God, this gospel the power of your salvation!
Draw people to the cross of Christ by proclaiming hope and help in the person and work of Christ for salvation and sanctification
Invitation…

Benediction

Hebrews 13:20–21 ESV
20 Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, 21 equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
Jude 24–25 ESV
Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
The Message of Romans 3. Paul and Evangelism (1:14–17)

According to tradition, Paul was an ugly little guy with beetle brows, bandy legs, a bald pate, a hooked nose, bad eyesight and no great rhetorical gifts. So what could he hope to accomplish against the proud might of imperial Rome?

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