Summary: Gospel Power changes lifes


7/22/07 Romans 1:2-7 S__L__R__

1. Pope has asserted this week RCC is only true Church

a. Pope is Successor of Peter who was Bishop of Rome

b. No record of Peter leading Church in Rome

c. Know that he did not found Church – not mentioned

d. Know that Paul was Apostle to Gentiles not Peter

e. Peter was married and his wife often traveled w/him

2. Church in Rome was probably founded by non Apostles

a. Pentecost Acts 2:10 mentions “strangers from Rome

b. Many people learned Gospel during 20 yrs ministry Paul

c. 16th chap Andronicus & Junias- mentioned as being saved before Paul was

3. Know that it was a strong Church

a. Paul dealt w/doctrines that produce maturity

i. not immaturity that produced problems like Corinth

b. 1:8 - their “faith was spoken of thru out the world”

ii. not their latest fight; not their moral failures –FAITH

4. Last week dealt w/vs. 1 Power of the Gospel – continue on

a. not in sequential order but principles presented


A. Scriptures Presentation

a. Genesis 3:15

And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.

b. Isa. 9:7 – heir to David’s Throne

c. Micah 5:2 place of Birth – Bethlehem

d. Daniel 9:25 Time of his birth

e. Isa 7:14 – Virgin birth predicted

f. Jeremiah 31:15 slaughter of babies

g. Zechariah 9:9 – triumphal entry into Jerusalem

h. Prov. 41:9 betrayed by a friend

i. Zechariah 11:12 – sold for 30 pieces of silver

j. Isa 53 – Rejected and killed by his people

k. Psalm 16:10 resurrected

l. Psalms 68:18 – ascended to God’s right hand

B. Savior’s Revelation

1. Luke 24:25-27 (KJV)

25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: 26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? 27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

C. Somber Contemplation

1. W/O the New Testament the OT is incomplete

2. W/O Calvary lambs would still need sacrificing

3. W/O NT – OT - pronounce condemnation w/o salv


A. Presentation

a. Who He is to God

1. “his son” -

b. Who He is to Man

1. Our Lord Jesus Christ - 10 xs in Romans referred

B. Attestation

a. Not a son v. 4 to be the Son of God

1. declared – laid out for all to see

2. with power – dunamis

a. power generating power

b. power to forgive sins

i. no sin greater than His power

ii. no stain He cannot remove

iii. no evil He cannot overcome

3. “spirit of holiness”

a. phrase only used 3 xs in Nt –

i. Characteristic of God

b. opposite of “according to the flesh”

4. “by the resurrection”

a. 1 Cor. 15:14-17


A. Calling – 2nd of 3xs in this section

1. Each on represents a call originating from outside

a. not controlled by the one called

b. only part we have is to answer or reject

2. Rich Young Man – Mark 10:17-22

a. and went away grieved

3. Prodigal Son

a. I will arise and go to my Father

4. God is calling today – never does He call tomorrow

a. can’t answer yesterdays call

B. Commissioning

1. Twice Paul stated - called an apostle (msgr. rep.)

2. We too are called to be messengers

a. 2 Cor. 5:20

Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

C. Cherishing – “beloved of God”

1. never used of a lost person

Romans 5:8

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Jeremiah 31:3

The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

Ephes. 2:4-5

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, [5] Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

1 John 3:1

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knows us not, because it knew him not.

D. Changing – “Called to be saints

1. Called Saints – Set apart

a. by God

b. through God

c. for God

2. Called TO BE saints

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