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Summary: This sermons looks at how fallen humanity is made right with God unpacking the the Cross of Christ.

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BEING MADE RIGHT WITH GOD. WHO? HOW? AND WHY?

• HAVE YOU EVER BOUGHT SOMETHING? AND FOUND WHEN YOU GOT IT HOME SOMETHING WASN’T QUITE RIGHT, THERE WAS A FLAW, A DEFECT, A FAULT. YOU COULD MAYBE TRY AND FIX IT YOURSELF BUT THAT NOT THE POINT YOU PAID GOOD MONEY AND YOU EXPECT IT TO BE RIGHT AND SO THE ONLY THING YOU CAN DO IS TO RETURN THE PRODUCT TO THE SHOP SO THEY CAN REPLACE THE PRODUCT OR FIX THE PROBLEM.

THE APOSTLE PAUL HAS MADE THE POINT THAT THERE IS SOMETHING NOT QUITE RIGHT WITH ALL OF US IN THESE OPENING CHAPTERS THAT SOMETHING IS CALLED SIN AND INSTEAD OF RETURNING TO GOD PEOPLE ARE JUST TRYING TO FIX THE PROBLEM THEMSELVES AS A RESULT THE WRATH OF GOD IS BEING REVEALLED ROM 1:18 THE WRATH OF GOD IS BEING REVEALED FROM HEAVEN AGAINST ALL THE GODLESSNESS AND WICKEDNESS OF MEN WHO SUPPRESS THE TRUTH BY THEIR WICKEDNESS. AND THERE IS A DEEPENING DEPRAVITY PREVALENT IN OUR WORLD, THIS IS NOT SOMETHING JUST TRUE THEN BUT STILL TRUE TODAY THERE IS SOMETHING INTRINSICLLY WRONG IN AL OF US.

PAUL DELIVERS A CUTTING BLOW HE POINTS OUT THAT ALL OF US ARE AT FAULT WHETHER WE CONSIDER OURSELVES RELIGIOUS OR NOT, MORAL AND UPRIGHT OR NOT THE SAME CONCLUSION IS GIVEN TO ALL. ROM 3: 9 JEW AND GENTILE ALIKE ARE ALL UNDER SIN: ROM 3: 10 THERE IS NO ONE RIGHTEOUS NO NOT ONE. ROM 3:23. FOR ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALL SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD.

PAUL WANTS US TO KNOW THAT WE ARE ALL FAULTY BEFORE GOD, WE ARE ALL DAMAGED GOODS, FROM THE MOMENT WERE CONCIEVED PSALM 51:5 (BORN IN SIN) SOMETHING IS WRONG AND THAT ALL OUR RELIGOSITY AND MORAL DO GOODING IS JUST LIKE TRYING TO FIX THE PRODUCT OURSELVES WE CAN’T RECTIFY THE PROBLEM. WE MUST RETURN TO GOD - IF WE WANT TO BE MADE RIGHT WITH GOD.

A. WHO? GOD MAKES US RIGHT

V21 -22 BUT NOW RIGHTOUSNESS FROM GOD, APART FROM THE LAW, HAS BEEN MADE KNOWN, TO WHICH THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS TESTIFY. 22 THIS RIGHTOUSNESS COMES FROM GOD V24 AND ARE JUSTIFIED FREELY BY HIS GRACE

• WHEN A PERSON IS DROWNING THEY FRANTICALLY TRY TO SAVE THEMSELVES AND THE LIFE GAURD WILL NOT MOVE IN AT THIS POINT NOT UNTIL THEY STOP TRYING TO SAVE THEMSELVES , AS THEY ARE UNABLE TO RESCUE THEM AT THIS POINT, IT NOT UNTIL THE INDIVIDUAL STOPS TRYING TO SAVE THEMSELVES AND LETS THE LIFE GAURD TAKE OVER WILL THEY BE TRUELLY SAVED.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT WHEN WE COME TO THAT POINT OF STOP TRYING TO WORK OUT OUR OWN RIGHTOUSNESS BEFORE GOD V20 NO ONE WILL BE DECLARED RIGHTOUS THROUGH THE LAW, AND COME TO REALISE THAT A RIGHTOUSNESS FROM GOD HAS COME . THIS IS THE GOOD NEWS WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR

V21 IT’S AVAILABLE TODAY -. BUT NOW ITS ALSO AVAILABLE TO ALL.: v22 TO ALL WHO BELIEVE. AND WE ALL NEED IT :. V23 THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE FOR ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALL SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD

V21 ITS APART FROM THE LAW - BEING MADE RIGHT WITH GOD OUTSIDE THE LAW.

V21 THE BIBLE WITNESS TO IT - LAW AND PROPHETS TESTIFY - THIS ISNT PAULS THEOLOGY OR AN ADD ON TO JEWISH RELIGION THIS IS WHAT THE OLD TESTAMEMT WITNESSES TO A RIGHTOUSNESS IMPUTED TO US THAT WOULD COME FROM GOD .


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