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Summary: Part 2 of a 3-part sermon. Paul described for the Romans that to which God had separated him. What demonstrates one’s separation to God’s Good News? When are we separated to God’s Good News? A demonstration of separation to God’s Good News is Willful....

DEMONSTRATIONS OF SEPARATION TO GOD’S GOOD NEWS-II

—Rom. 1:1-7

Paul described for the Romans that to which God had separated him.

There is /a Gospel/Good news/ to which God separates us.

What demonstrates one’s separation to God’s Good News?

What separates one to God’s Good News?

When are we separated to God’s Good News?

3 demonstrations of separation to God’s Good News are—Willful...

1. ENSLAVEMENT(:1a)

2. DELEGATION(:1b)

3. LIMITATION(:1c)

4—A demonstration of separation to God’s Good News is...

Willful BACKING(:2)

—Explanation:(:2)

:2—“which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures,”

PROMISE

“Promised before/Promised beforehand”— ???????????????—To announce before; Promise before.

MESSENGERS

“Prophets”—????????—One who, moved by the Spirit of God & hence his organ or spokesman, solemnly declares to men what he has received by inspiration, especially concerning future events, & in particular such as relate to the cause & kingdom of God & to human salvation.

SCRIPTURES

“Holy”—?????—Most holy thing, a saint. ‘????? has probably as its most fundamental meaning, separation, i.e., from the world to God’s service. If not the original meaning, this at any rate is a meaning early in use. This separation, however, is not chiefly external, it is rather a separation from evil & defilement. The moral signification of the word is therefore the prominent one. This word, rare & of neutral meaning in classical Greek, has been developed in meaning, so that it expresses the full N.T. conception of holiness as no other does.’—Thayer

“Scriptures”—?????—A writing, thing written. The Scripture, used to denote either the book itself, or its contents; A certain portion or section of the Holy Scripture.

*Quote BF&M—Article I—Examine references

‘The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired & is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, & truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. There, all Scripture is totally true & trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, & therefore is, & will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, & the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, & religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.’

Deut. 4:1-2—

Josh. 8:30-34—

Ps. 19:7-14—

Ps. 119:9-16—

Ps. 119:89—

Ps. 119:97-105—

Mat. 5:17-20—

2Tim. 3:14-17—4:4—

—Argumentation:

2Tim. 3:14-17—“But you must continue in the things which you have learned & been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, & that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, & is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

2Tim. 1:8-11—“Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God, who has saved us & called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose & grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began, but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death & brought life & immortality to light through the gospel, to which I was appointed a preacher, an apostle, & a teacher of the Gentiles.”

Lk. 24:13-27—“Then He said to them, “O foolish ones, & slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! “Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things & to enter into His glory?” And beginning at Moses & all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.”

—Illustration:

Skidaway/Scientifically tested backing for identities made/Must be willing to accept manuals prepared by others/WILLFUL BACKING

Man who denies the Old Testament is for the church today/No BACKING

Unaccepting of God’s MESSENGERS

Untrusting of the SCRIPTURES

—Application:

?You demonstrating WILLFUL BACKING?

?You Motivated toward God’s Good News?

5—A demonstration of separation to God’s Good News is...

Willful ACCEPTANCE / RECOGNITION(:3a)

—Explanation/Argumentation:(:3a)

:3a—“concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord,....”

“His Son Jesus Christ our Lord”—

“His Son”

Lk. 1:35—“And the angel answered & said to her[Mary], “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, & the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.”

Jn. 1:18—“No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.”

Jn. 3:16-18—“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”

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