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“God’s Determined Faithfulness”
February 12, 2023

“God’s Determined Faithfulness”

February 12, 2023

God’s Determined Faithfulness

The Gospel According to Romans

Romans 3:1-20

 

In chapters 1-3 is Paul’s analysis of what’s wrong with the human race and, in a word, it’s .

  1. God’s faithfulness (vv. 1-9)

Numbers 23:19

    • The question of racial advantage (vv. 1, 2)

The Jews were even more responsible to live up to .

    • The question of God’s faithfulness (vv. 3, 4)

God from accomplishing His will!

Psalm 51:4

2 Timothy 2:13 

    • The question of confused righteousness (vv. 5, 6)

The giving of the Law was the first step in God showing us and redeeming us.

    • The question of twisted logic (vv. 7, 8)

Grace impacts the way we relate to God and changes how we .

  1. The case of a sinful nature (vv.10–12)

No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day.”

John 6:44

No one seeks God apart from .

If you have family members who don’t know the Lord (2 Peter 3:9)

-pray like crazy for them (Colossians 4:2-4),

-use every opportunity to “let your light shine”  around them (Matthew 5:16), and

-do everything you can to invite them to places (like church) where they might hear the gospel (1 Peter 3:1-6)

Psalm 14:1-3, Psalm 53:1-3, and Ecclesiastes 7:20.

John 1:11, 12

 

  1. The case of a sinful tongue (vv.13–14)

We tend to think of God especially when things

Psalm 5:9

Psalm 140:3

Psalm 10:7

 

  1. The case of sinful acts (vv.15–18)

Godly fear leads to repentance and a relationship with God.

Isaiah 59:7, 8 and Psalm 36:1

 

  1. The case of the Law (vv.19, 20)

So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith.”                        Galatians 3:24

There’s a cure for the disease of sin, but we have to accept the .

Romans 5:1

Ephesians 2:8, 9

The only cure for the disease of sin is a with Jesus.

Matthew 11:28–29

 

Daily Meditations

Memory verse: “As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God.”        Romans 3:10, 11

 

Monday

Read Romans 3:1-20.  How did God show favor toward the Jews in 3:1, 2?

According to 3:3, 4, how does failure to be true to God reflect on the character of God?

What excuses do we use to explain away continuing sinful behavior in our lives?

 

Tuesday

Read Romans 3:1-20.  What was Paul’s response to the charge that God is unjust in judging us? (See 3:5.)

What religious activities are we tempted to rely on as the basis of our justification before God?

 

Wednesday

Read Romans 3:1-20.  According to 3:7 how is God’s character affected by the level of our sinfulness?

How is your faith in God affected by the public sins of Christian leaders?

 

Thursday

Read Romans 3:1-20.  How are Jews and Gentiles alike? See Romans 3:9.

According to verses 10 and 11, who is righteous?

For what are we accountable to God?

 

Friday

Read Romans 3:1-20.  What is human nature and how do our conversations and speech reflect that nature? See 3:12-14?

How can Christianity be described as “good news” when it teaches that all people are guilty before God?

 

Saturday

Read Romans 3:1-20.  What is the purpose of having God’s law in 3:19, 20?

How would you explain this passage to a person who believes that he or she is good and not guilty of any serious sins?

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