Oct 12, 2019. sermon. We may therefore rest assured that to no mere man, however exalted, would St. Paul have willingly subscribed himself a slave. Haldane.God is —I. In religion, the vulgar were besotted polytheists and the philosophers avowed atheists. Robinson, D. D.)The gospel of GodR. Romans 1:1, Can natural abilities and good deeds save us? 1. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, ( AX) men committing shameless acts with men … 1. The universe teems with sons of God; but the Infinite has no son like Christ, Hence He is called "His only begotten Son.". III. — He saw how it had led him. He realized a Divine plan and purpose in his life. Romans 1:7-15, Perhaps the pastoral question most often asked by the Christian church concerns the will of God. And if you want to know what it is, in the providence of God, that you should do, consult, after special prayer about it, your minister, your Christian friends, your own judgment. (1) There is one striking difference between the Roman servitude from which the apostle took his image, and that condition to which it pointed. There is no salvation where there is not a deliverance from sin, from its possession, dominion, consequences. They are His servants everywhere. Yes; Paul knew whom he had believed. This is coin that bears "the image and superscription" of the King of Heaven; to destroy, to debase, or to lighten it is an act of treason. "Herein is love. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones presses us toward the Old Testamen… He was born of humanity. How firm is your foundation? (f)Everlasting (Revelation 14:6). Haldane. It means much the same to be a servant of Jesus Christ in our own day. #3007 — ITS INTERPRETER, as He Himself hath declared it to men. (3) God speaks in the gospel, therefore it must be heard with —(a)Earnestness;(b)Reverence;(c)Thankfulness.(d)Obedience.(T. This is one of the great secrets of successful work for Christ still. Yet a servant of Jesus Christ, by a free, rational subjection. He was a servant of Jesus Christ. Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, then to the Greek. II. 3. Throughout history, mankind has searched for salvation in any way other than Jesus. (3) God speaks in the gospel, therefore it must be heard with —(a)Earnestness;(b)Reverence;(c)Thankfulness.(d)Obedience.(T. To what? Jesus the Conqueror! How was this? Read More, Volume 1 — Grace and peace, etc. 1. The result. (f)Everlasting (Revelation 14:6). Haldane.God is —I. Think also, to see the highest truth and to be loyal! Another great secret of Paul's success was this. The apostle Paul is aware of this and longs to visit the Christians in Rome so that he might strengthen them. Hence —(1) Its excellence, preciousness, and authority; for the gospel of God must be —(a)True;(b)Important;(c)Full of authority. "Ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich" (2 Corinthians 8:9). The light from heaven shone about him then, and shone into his heart. Now you are prepared for "service." Even though the slave should be promoted as minister of state, the stigma of servitude was not removed; for the despot might, at any moment, degrade or destroy him. Ray C. Stedman preached this series of 27 messages from the letter of Paul to the Romans in 1962-63 at Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto, California. "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.". As in our purposes, so in our desires, we must remember to say, If the Lord will, James 4:15. It means much the same to be a servant of Jesus Christ in our own day. Not only was he now baptized into Jesus Christ, but he rose to the fulness of his regenerate life. Hence —(1) Its excellence, preciousness, and authority; for the gospel of God must be —(a)True;(b)Important;(c)Full of authority. (2) The guilt and danger of neglecting it (Hebrews 12:25; 1 Thessalonians 4:8; Luke 10:16). Hence —(1) Its excellence, preciousness, and authority; for the gospel of God must be —(a)True;(b)Important;(c)Full of authority. Read More, Volume 1 — (c)Of salvation (Ephesians 1:13). Is his loved based on our ability to change? (2) In both cases the apostle is addressing those who, fully in Rome, and in some measure in Philippi, understood the proud position of Roman citizenship. "Our Lord," signifying His dignity, claims and crown rights over us. Actually and generally at his conversion (Acts 9:15). EXEGESIS: ROMANS 1:1-7. (2) Ah, me! SermonAudio.com - Romans 1 Sermons. ITS SUBJECT, because in the gospel His sovereign perfections and purposes towards men are manifested.(R. Haldane. Haldane.God is —I. SermonAudio.com - Romans 1 Sermons. The Church seems to have been one of singular purity, spirituality, and strength. Haldane. In this sermon, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones displays the apostle Paul’s love for… — It was His own delineation of His work — "a Servant.". They were, in the very highest sense, "ambassadors for Christ," and "stewards of the mysteries of God." Jesus recognized that. Romans 1:1, Just who was the apostle Paul? Some say he became divine at his baptism. So may it be with every one of us, if we will only consecrate our lives to God. It is not enough to hear of Christ and believe in Him; to be converted and witness a good confession; but to be fully instructed in the apostle's doctrine, and to continue in it, that we may grow up to the full stature of a perfect man in Christ. (3) God speaks in the gospel, therefore it must be heard with —(a)Earnestness;(b)Reverence;(c)Thankfulness.(d)Obedience.(T. "His Son Jesus Christ." (2) The guilt and danger of neglecting it (Hebrews 12:25; 1 Thessalonians 4:8; Luke 10:16). It is —(1) The plan of the Creator for renewing His spiritual creation. Of God. It was promised before in the Holy Scriptures by the prophets (ver. The gospel is great because of —, 1. God is its Author and subject matter (John 3:16). He saw then that he was "called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God." Oct 24, 2020. podcast #794 – Under Obligation to Share the Gospel (Romans 1:14–15) Pray The Word. Thus it should be contemplated with solemnity and awe on the one hand, and welcomed with delight on the other. That reality was Christ's, To submit to the absolute supremacy of the same Master involves in each soul the supremacy of the same principle, to "walk by faith." Hard sayings, mysterious doctrines, came from His lips. 3. Robinson, D. D.)The gospel of GodR. THE OBJECT TO WHICH HE HAD BEEN PREVIOUSLY SET APART, AND WAS SUBSEQUENTLY CALLED, WAS "THE GOSPEL OF GOD." Haldane.God is —I. It is a distinct call. "The slave knoweth not what his... 2. Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Aug 25, 2020. He was to "save His people from their sins.". Robinson, D. D.)The gospel of GodR. 8). Heart and conscience and intellect told him it was Divine. Romans 1:7-15, In a day when Gospel ministers acquire “celebrity pastor” status, and in an age when successful ministry is judged by how large your social media platforms is, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones reminds us of the apostle Paul. "A called apostle" means one who had not assumed the office of his own will, but in virtue of an express call, at once authoritative and effectual, from the Lord; for while the call included the sanction of authority, it included also that Divine operation upon the mind by which he was at once inclined and fitted for the office. 1. II. To turn to the Lord in faith is to turn away from trust in oneself and in one’s own righteousness. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the … (d)Of peace (Ephesians 6:15). No matter what talent or treasure a person may have, sin continues to contaminate all our good efforts. AN APOSTLE'S TITLE. (2) For all men — how wide. Dr Lloyd-Jones regarded the book of Romans as the ‘first in importance’ among the New Testament epistles. That, too, was St. Paul's firm conviction. This is one of the great secrets of successful work for Christ still. (e)Glorious of the blessed God (1 Timothy 1:11). And no marvel! Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones’s sermons on the book of Romans were preached to the congregation at Westminster Chapel in the heart of central London on Friday evenings between October 1955 to March 1968. (3)Called gospel —(a)Of the kingdom (Matthew 4:2). (4) It is good news in respect to past, present, and future.2. ITS AUTHOR, as He has purposed it in His eternal decrees.II. What follows? HIS GREAT THEME. Read More, Volume 1 — the world grows cold and critical: young hearts lose their freshness because they lose their faithfulness; miss their nobility when hero worship is dead. He saw that it was a hand of power - how foolish to resist it! (b)Of the grace of God (Acts 20:24). (2)Foretold by Isaiah under this term (Isaiah 52:7; Romans 10:15). Romans 1 1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, 2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) 3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; We want — and we feel that we want — a Redeemer. A servant you are to whom you obey; and your obedience will be regulated by that object of imitation and attainment to which your desire is turned. ITS AUTHOR, as He has purposed it in His eternal decrees. It is a mistake to suppose that Christian men are called upon to believe they know not what, nor why (2 Thessalonians 2:13; John 8:82). 7. Practically, what you have to do, is to accept whatever work the providence of God may give you. Nevertheless, he, too, was an apostle by Divine call (Galatians 1:1). Is it riches? Haldane.God is —I. There go in, nothing doubting, and put all the Christ you can into it. "Ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich" (2 Corinthians 8:9). Christ — i.e., anointed — the Hebrew Messiah (Isaiah 61:1, 2). ITS AUTHOR, as He has purposed it in His eternal decrees.II. 2. He had taken one view of life, and it was the wrong one. John Piper Nov 15, 1998 164 Shares Sermon. (3) God speaks in the gospel, therefore it must be heard with —(a)Earnestness;(b)Reverence;(c)Thankfulness.(d)Obedience.(T. The Gospel is, therefore, only new in one sense. "Woe is me if I preach not the gospel." Many believe he loves those who do good. #3018 He never made an exception. 2. Perhaps that is the highest service which combines the right fulfilment, for Christ's sake, of the greatest number of the duties of life. (3) God speaks in the gospel, therefore it must be heard with —(a)Earnestness;(b)Reverence;(c)Thankfulness.(d)Obedience.(T. To see the grey-haired man, melting into tenderness at the dear memory of one, once loved, now gone — having once seen, what heart can resist it? Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. (c)Of salvation (Ephesians 1:13). Such was the character, such were the life and work of St. Paul. — He felt that he was "separated unto the gospel of God" (ver. Another great secret of Paul's success was this. 1. 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