Summary: Part 3 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-III
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?
6 demonstrations of separation to God’s Good News are...
5. ACCEPTANCE / RECOGNITION(:3a)
8—A demonstration of separation to God’s Good News is...
Willful DIRECTION / EQUIPPING(:5)
:5—“Through Him we have received grace & apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name,”
“Received”—???????—To take(with the hand)—lay hold of.
“Grace”—?????—Grace; Good will, lovingkindness, favor.
1Cor. 15:10—“But by the grace of God I am what I am, & His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.”
Rom. 12:3—“For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.”
Rom. 15:15-16—“Nevertheless, brethren, I have written more boldly to you on some points, as reminding you, because of the grace given to me by God, that I might be a minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering of the Gentiles might be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.”
“Apostleship”—????????—A sending away; A dismissal, release; A thing sent.
“For obedience”—To equip others in the faith.
“Obedience”—??????—Obedience, compliance, submission; Obedience rendered to anyone’s counsels, an obedience shown in observing the requirements of Christianity.
Eph 4:11-16—“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, & some pastors & teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith & of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to & fro & carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head--Christ-- from whom the whole body, joined & knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.”
Acts 2:36—“Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord & Christ.””
Acts 4:12—“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.””
Eph. 4:4-6—“There is one body & one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God & Father of all, who is above all, & through all, & in you all.”