“God’s Determined Faithfulness”

February 12, 2023   /   Clairemont Emmanuel Baptist Church

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



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?



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?



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?



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?



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?



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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