Summary: The Law imprisons and Grace sets us Free!
The Five Questions: Paul Answers All Objections!
1) What advantage is there in being a Jew? Vs. 1
Frist of All they were entrusted with the word of God.
They were to share the word with the world!
2) Will our lack of faith nullify God’s Faithfulness? Vs. 4
“Not at all”: is used thirteen times in Paul’s writings and nine times in Romans.
In God’s word there are two kinds of promises; conditional and unconditional.
God will never go against His word!
3) What shall we say about God’s Righteousness? Vs. 5
The Lie: When I sin I make God look good!
Vs. 4 “Let God be true, and every man a liar.” (NIV)
4) What shall we say about God’s Truthfulness? Vs. 7
Question: Can I be blamed for something that brings glory to God?
God does not need our evil to contrast His goodness!
Question: Can a parent forgive a child for doing something wrong and still let them reap the consequences?
Vs. 8 “Their condemnation is deserved.” (NIV)
5) What about Man’s Sinfulness? Vs. 10-18
Psalm 14:1-3—Universal Sin!
Worthless—originally used for sour milk!
Psalm 5:9 – The Sinfulness of our Speech!
What you say is what is inside you!
Psalm 140:3—the Poison of our Lips!
Question: Can we kill with our words?
Isaiah 59:7-9—The Actions of the Sinful!
They do not know peace!
Psalm 36:1—The Why?
God never enters our thoughts!
The Conclusion: Vs. 19-20
The Whole World is Accountable to God!
And everyone is without Excuse!
The Law imprisons and Grace sets us Free!