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Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Praise and worship GOD II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To boast of wisdom and knowledge of GOD IV. TEXT: Romans 11:33 (New International Version) Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge

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I. EXORDIUM:

Praise and worship GOD

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To boast of wisdom and knowledge of GOD

IV. TEXT:

Romans 11:33 (New International Version)

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable His judgments, and His paths beyond tracing out!

V. THESIS:

State the wisdom and knowledge of GOD

VI. TITLE:

Wisdom and Knowledge of GOD

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Apostle Paul

B. Date written: 57 A.D.

C. Purpose: To prepare the Rome believers for his long awaited visit.

D. To whom written: Roman Christians

Romans 1:7 (New International Version)

To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

E. Keyword: faith

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. The depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of GOD

"Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!"

1. Definitions from the Greek:

a. depth came from the Greek word: "bathos" which means "profundity", "extent", "mystery"

b. riches came from the Greek word: "ploutos" which means "wealth", "money, possessions", "abundance, richness", "bestowment"

c. wisdom came from the Greek word: "sophia" which means "wisdom"

d. knowledge came from the Greek word: "gnosis" which means "knowing", "knowledge, science"

Ephesians 3:10 (New International Version)

His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms,

Colossians 2:3 (New International Version)

in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Ephesians 3:8 (New International Version)

Although I am less than the least of all God's people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,

GOD uses the church to manifest His wisdom to the rulers and authorities of the heavenly realms, to reveal the unsearchable riches of Christ to the Gentiles.

B. GOD's judgments are unsearchable

"How unsearchable his judgments"

Psalms 36:6 (New International Version)

Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep. O Lord, you preserve both man and beast.

Psalms 40:5 (New International Version)

Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare.

Psalms 92:5 (New International Version)

How great are your works, O Lord, how profound your thoughts!

Psalms 97:2 (New International Version)

Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

GOD's justice is like the great deep, the wonders are too many to declare, how profound and great are His thoughts, righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

C. GOD's paths beyond tracing out

"and his paths beyond tracing out!"

Hosea 14:9 (New International Version)

Who is wise? He will realize these things. Who is discerning? He will understand them. The ways of the Lord are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.


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