Sermons

Summary: Part 3 of a 5-part sermon. Paul related to the Christian church in Rome, his keen sense of spiritual indebtedness. This sense of indebtedness drives the emissary/delegate/messenger of God. Spiritual indebtedness drives God’s messenger to...

THE DRIVING FORCE OF SPIRITUAL DEBT-III—Romans 1:8-17

Need:

Debt causes many Americans to work at things they never intended to give themselves to.

That is why retirement is sought & defended so vehemently by Americans.

We spend our lives working off our debt—at anything that is financially profitable—Oblivious to our spiritual indebtedness.

Paul related to the Christian church in Rome, his keen sense of spiritual indebtedness.

This sense of indebtedness drives the emissary/delegate/messenger of God.

To What does a keen sense of spiritual indebtedness drive the Christian?

12 products of a keen sense of spiritual indebtedness.

Spiritual indebtedness drives God’s messenger to...

1. GRATITUDE(:8)

2. HONESTY(:9a)

3. SERVICE(:9b)

4. PRAYER(:9c)

5. CONTACT(:10)

6. GIVING(:11)

7. BUILDING / CONCERN(:11-12, 13c)

“Apostle”—See:1—?????????—A delegate, messenger, one sent forth with orders.

8—Spiritual indebtedness drives God’s messenger to...

SUSTAINED REVELATION(:13a)

—Explanation:(:13a)

:13—“Now I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that I often planned to come to you (but was hindered until now), that I might have some fruit among you also, just as among the other Gentiles.”

“Unaware/Ignorant”—??????—to be ignorant, not to know; Not to understand, unknown; To err or sin through mistake, to be wrong.

Rom. 11:25—“For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.”

1Cor. 10:1-4—“Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea, all were baptized into Moses in the cloud & in the sea, all ate the same spiritual food, & all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, & that Rock was Christ.”

1Cor. 12:1—“Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant:”

1Thess. 4:13—“But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope.”

—Argumentation:

Deut. 29:29—““The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us & to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.”

Prov. 29:18(NKJV)—“Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law.”

Prov. 29:18(KJV)—“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”

Ps. 98:2—“The LORD has made known His salvation; His righteousness He has revealed in the sight of the nations.”

Isa. 40:2-5—““Speak comfort to Jerusalem, & cry out to her, That her warfare is ended, That her iniquity is pardoned; For she has received from the LORD’S hand Double for all her sins.” The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the LORD; Make straight in the desert A highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted And every mountain & hill brought low; The crooked places shall be made straight And the rough places smooth; The glory of the LORD shall be revealed, And all flesh shall see it together; For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.””

Amos 3:7-8—“Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets. A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord GOD has spoken! Who can but prophesy?”

—Illustration:

Ellinor/Shoes in the hallway every day/ ‘Put your shoes in your room’/SUSTAINED REVELATION

—Application:

?Your Spiritual indebtedness produce SUSTAINED REVELATION?

?You have a keen sense of Spiritual Indebtedness to the Lord?

9—Spiritual indebtedness drives God’s messenger to...

SUSTAINED INTENTION(:13a)

—Explanation:(:13a)

:13—“Now I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that I often planned to come to you (but was hindered until now), that I might have some fruit among you also, just as among the other Gentiles.”

“Planned/Purposed”—??????????—To place before, to set forth—so as to look at or expose to public view; To set before one’s self, to propose to one’s self—To purpose or determine.

‘Plan’—A course of action/determination gotten thru either observation OR revelation.

—Argumentation:

Rom. 3:21-26—“But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law & the Prophets, even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all & on all who believe. For there is no difference; for all have sinned & fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just & the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.”

Copy Sermon to Clipboard with PRO Download Sermon with PRO
Browse All Media

Related Media


The Key To Life
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
The Meaning Of Life
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
The Missing Piece
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
Talk about it...

Nobody has commented yet. Be the first!

Join the discussion