Saturday, August 06, 2016

Homiletics - Romans 3


Contents (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture):  Where?                                                                Who?

1
3:1-2
What advantage in being Jew? What value circumcision? Much, 1st, entrusted w/very words of G.
2
3:3-4
What if some not have faith, will lack nullify G’s faithfulness?  No.
3
3:5-6
If our unrighteousness brings out G’s righteousness, shall we say G unjust in bringing wrath? No.  If so, how G judge world?
4
3:7-8
“If my falsehood enhances G’s truthfulness/increases glory, why I condemned?”  Some claim we say: let’s do evil that good result; condemnation deserved.
5
3:9-12
We better? No, Jews and Gents all under sin, no one righteous/understands/seeks G; all turned away, bec worthless, no one does good.
6
3:13-18
Throats=open graves; tongues practice deceit, viper poison on lips; mouths full cursing & bitterness; feet swift shed blood; ruin/misery mark ways, way of peace not known; no fear of G.
7
3:19-20
Law says to those under law so every mouth silenced, world accountable to G; no one righteous by observing law; thru law we conscious of sin.
8
3:21-24
Righteousness of G made known – prophets/law testify; righteousness comes thru faith in JC; all sinned/fall short of glory of G, justified by grace thru redemption.
9
3:25-26
G presented Him as sacrifice to demonstrate justice bec He left sins beforehand unpunished to demo justice @ present time.
10
3:27-28
Where boasting? Excluded? On observing law? No.  On faith.  Justified by faith apart from observing law.
11
3:29-31
Is G of Jews only? Gents too; only 1 G justify circumcised/uncirc thru same faith; do we nullify law by faith? No, uphold.

 


Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture):

1
3:1-18
Questions about Jewish status and God
Principle:
God doesn’t require our unrighteousness to be glorified.
2
3:19-26
Statements about God’s righteousness
Principle:
The law makes us conscious of our sin.
3
3:27-31
Teaching about justification
Principle:
There is only one true God and He is the God of both the Jews and the Gentiles.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure):

Paul writes about Jews, Gentiles, God’s righteousness and our justification.

 

Aim (Christian and Non-Christian):

TCMATK We are all precious to God, Who justifies Jew and Gentile alike through faith, upholding the law.

 

Application:

1
What advantage is there in being a Jew according to v. 2?
If my unrighteousness brings out God’s righteousness and increases His glory, why am I condemned?
According to Romans 3:9-18, why are Jews no better than Gentiles?
Which of these verses (9-18) represents the greatest struggle for you, today and how will you give that over to God?
2
How does the law silence every mouth and hold the whole world accountable to God?
According to Romans 3:20, what is the purpose of the law?
In what way has the law made you conscious of your sin?
How has God’s righteousness been made known through the law and the prophets?
How and why are we justified by God according to Romans 3:22-26?  Have you personally received that justification?
3
In what should our boasting be?
What does it mean to you that God is both the God of the Jews and the God of the Gentiles?
How might Paul explain that we uphold the law rather than nullify it by our faith?

 

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