There is None Righteous Apart from Christ (Romans 3:9-20)

Sermon Notes

Proposition: In Romans 3:9-20, Paul concludes his exposition on the doctrine of sin by stating that both Jews and Gentiles are not righteous, so that the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ might be proclaimed to both Jew and Gentile alike in Romans 3:21-5:21.

  1. The condition of Man under sin (vv. 9-18)
       a. The Charge: Both Jews and Greeks are under sin (v. 9)
       b. The Evidence:  OT Scriptures on Sin (vv. 10-18)
          i. The Universality of Sin (vv. 10-12)
          ii. The Manifestation of Sin (vv. 13-17)
             1) Sin revealed in speech (vv. 13-14)
             2) Sin revealed in seed (vv. 15-17)
          iii. The Primary Root of Sin (v. 18)
  2. The condition of Jews under the Law (vv. 19-20)
       a. The Law specifies and speaks to the Jews (v. 19a)
       b. The Law silences all (v. 19b)
       c. The Law holds all accountable (v. 19c)
       d. The Law justifies none (v. 20a)
       e. The Law exposes sin (v. 20b)

Let God Be Just (Romans 3:5-8)

Sermon Notes

Proposition: In Romans 3:5-8, we see a third misconception that can arise when a healthy dose of the doctrine of sin is applied to Jews who do not believe in the Messiah.

Review of the first two objections:

1. Then there is no value in being a Jew (3:1-2)
2. Then God must not be faithful (3:3-4)

Final objection:

3. Then God must not be just (3:5-8)

a. Is God really just? (v. 6)
b. Am I really a sinner? (v. 7)
c. Then we might as well do evil (v. 8)


The Present Presence of the Wrath of God (Romans 1:18-23)

Sermon Notes

Introduction: (v. 18a)

Proposition: In Romans 1:18-23 there are 3 reasons why the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men.

  1. Mankind suppresses the truth of God (v. 18b-19)
  2. Mankind stifles their knowledge of God (v. 20-21)
  3. Mankind swaps the glory of God (v. 22-23)

The Day of the Lord (Malachi 4:1-3)

Sermon Notes

Proposition: In Malachi 4:1-3, we see how God, on the day he is preparing, will drastically distinguish between the righteous and the wicked so that we will be motivated today to fear, trust, and serve the LORD always for his glory and our joy.

  1. God is preparing the day of the Lord (v. 4:1a)
  2. The day of the Lord will bring TERRIFYING VENGEANCE against the wicked (v. 4:1)
  3. The day of the Lord will bring TOTAL VINDICATION for the righteous (v. 4:2-3)