Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you established in the Word? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that only GOD can establish us to Himself if we only allow Him and choose that path. IV. TEXT: Romans 16:25 (New International Ver
Are you established in the Word?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that only GOD can establish us to Himself if we only allow Him and choose that path.
Romans 16:25 (New International Version)
Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past,
GOD can establish us to Himself if we only allow Him and choose that path.
GOD established us thru CHRIST JESUS
A. Author: Apostle Paul
B. Date written: 57 A.D.
C. Place written: From Corinth
D. Purpose: To prepare Roman believers for his long awaited visit.
E. To whom written: Roman Christians
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. GOD established us by the Gospel
"Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel"
1. The word "established" came from the Greek word: "sterizo" meaning to "set fast", "turn resolutely in a certain direction", "to confirm", "to strengthen", "stedfastly set"
We can't be established with anything in this world, only GOD can established us thru His Word and His Presence. If you will look for other things to establish you it can't be done, emptiness prevails and you can't even set yourself to stand straight for GOD does that. To illustrate, is when you have undergone 40 days and 40 nights of prayer and fasting and you're so hungry and you can't even stand up straight because lack of nourishment from physical food, but the thing is you can still stand up, WHY??, it's only because of the LORD JESUS CHRIST that stands you up.
Romans 2:16 (New International Version)
This will take place on the day when God will judge men's secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.
2 Thessalonians 2:14 (New International Version)
He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Timothy 2:8 (New International Version)
Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel,
B. GOD established us by proclamation of JESUS CHRIST
"and the proclamation of JESUS CHRIST"
1 Corinthians 1:23 (New International Version)
but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,
2 Corinthians 4:5 (New International Version)
For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.
1 Corinthians 2:2 (New International Version)
For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
Nothing important, no one's important, only the LORD JESUS CHRIST is important and worth knowing and worth sharing, the life that the LORD JESUS CHRIST have given us, concentrate, focus, prioritize and put all your energies on the LORD JESUS CHRIST, He is the Gospel, He is the GOOD NEWS! The HEAD of the Church, we declare Him to the world, because we are His body.
C. GOD established us according to the revelation of His Mysteries
"according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past,"
2 Corinthians 4:3 (Amplified Bible)
But even if our Gospel (the glad tidings) also be hidden (obscured and covered up with a veil that hinders the knowledge of God), it is hidden [only] to those who are perishing and obscured [only] to those who are spiritually dying and veiled [only] to those who are lost.
2 Corinthians 4:4 (Amplified Bible)
For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers’ minds [that they should not discern the truth], preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), Who is the Image and Likeness of God.
1 Corinthians 2:8 (Amplified Bible)
None of the rulers of this age or world perceived and recognized and understood this, for if they had, they would never have crucified the Lord of glory.
The GOSPEL is hidden even to the god of this world that nears his judgment because if they only knew they would never crucified the LORD of LORDS and KING of all KINGS. Because in CHRIST's crucifixion, there's liberty from all sins. There's victory in His Crucifixion because He will live His Precious Life in us, within us, that's about it. Without the cross, there's no throne. We already have the throne because of His Cross and never again to experience the cross.
Galatians 2:20 (Amplified Bible)
I have been crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ (the Messiah) lives in me; and the life I now live in the body I live by faith in (by adherence to and reliance on and complete trust in) the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself up for me.