Summary: Salvation creates a new man
THE MAKING OF A NEW MAN
9/2/07 Romans 1:12-17 S__L__R__
1. Bible very Specific – Christian is a New Creation
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
b. Change so startling and real it has been described as:
New Birth – dead; crucified w/Christ
2. Closet Christian or Carnal Christian new Phenomena
a. because entrance of God into soul
b. produces Radical Changes
c. Old man is dead & new man in his place
A. Safety of God’s Family
1. World no longer home – sin has become repugnant
2. “long to see you”
3. “comforted together with you”
4. beaten & battered – misunderstood & mistreated
B. See Lost People Saved – “some fruit among you”
1. New Christians always bring lost people to Jesus
a. Over yrs we know fewer & bring fewer
2. “I would give up my salvation to see Israel saved”
a. Not a theological truth – Heart desire
3. Whatever It Takes!
a. Cooked Supper ea night – counseled at the altar
b. worked in FLC; keep nursery; teach SS
C. See Saved People Sanctified
1. “to the end you may be established”
2. Comfort each other – Correct Each Other
3. time for God’s People to hold each other accountable
Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.  But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.  And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
2. NEW DEBT
A. Recognition v. 14
1. Personal responsibility
a. “I am” – people have watched me live
b. My past life leads them to hell
2. Powerful Conviction – I am _ debtor
a. under obligation to pay
b. past due and payable on demand
c. sense of a desperate need to pay
3. Peculiar Oneness “both to the Greeks & barbarians”
a. no room for racism in a Christians heart
b. all men need to be saved & when saved Brother/sis
B. Restitution v. 15
1. I have a burning desire to settle this debt
2. “preach the Gospel”
a. shout the good news
b. only good news lost world can hear is
Jesus Saves! – Jesus Saves!
We have heard the joyful sound
Jesus Saves Jesus saves
Spread the tidings all around
Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!
Bear the news to every land
Climb the steeps & cross the waves
Onward! Tis the Lord’s command
Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!
3. NEW DETERMINATION
A. Boldness in Words
1. Psalm 25:20
O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee.
Psalm 31:1 In You, O Lord, do I put my trust;
let me never be ashamed: deliver me in Your righteousness.
I will speak of Your testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.
For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father’s, and of the holy angels.
For the scripture says, Whosoever believes on him shall not be ashamed.
And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
B. Boldness in Expectation!
1. “It is the power of God”
Is not my word like as a fire? says the Lord; and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?
a. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (KJV)
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
a. today men pass sentence of the Word of God
b. end of time Word of God will pass sentence
4. NEW DEVELOPMENT V. 17
A. Immediately - Saving faith
1.– does not develop
a. Paul rec’d on the Rd to Damascus
b. Ethiopian in the middle of a desert
c. I recd it as a teenager in middle of failure of hero
B. Continually – Sanctifying Faith –from faith to faith
a. Faith building on faith
C. Practically “the just shall live by faith”