God is a Giving God ROMANS 18
God is a Giving God ROMANS 1:18-32
1) God gave them a knowledge of himself vs. 18-20
Vs.18 look up ungodliness; without conscious reference to God or proper feelings toward Him unrighteousness: devotions from moral rightness in heart, speech, and behavior
Vs. 19 inward revelation
Vs. 20 outward revelation “They are w/out excuse”
Vs. 21 “they knew God” BRIDGE
2) God gave them over to Idolatry vs. 21-25
Vs. 21 “Futile in there thought”
Vs. 22 ref 1 Corth. 1:25 “God foolishness is wiser than men”
Psalm 14:1 The fool has said in his heart “There is no God”
Vs. 23 man was bad enough now he worshiped the very creatures they were given domain over
Gen 1:26 “… let them rule over the fish…birds..cattle & over all the earth, and over evry creeping thing that creeps
Vs. 25 “truth for a lie” they created their own gods
3) God gave them over to immorality vs.26- 27
1Thess. 4 We are to abstain from sexual immorality and indulge in lustful passions as those who do not know God
I Corth. 6:18 Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body.
4) God gave them over to depraved minds vs. 28-32
The true character of man left alone. We live out what is truly in our heart
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death
5) God gave of himself
2 Corinth 5:21 he made him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Gal 1:4 who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father
Gal 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself up for me
1 Tim 2:5-6 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.
6) God gave us a mission
Matt 28:19-20 “Go therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.?
2 cornicles 7:14