(e)Glorious of the blessed God (1 Timothy 1:11). ITS AUTHOR, as He has purposed it in His eternal decrees.II. #3013 God is the Author, the Substance, and the End of this good news to men. Read More, Volume 1 — And all I am doing, it is practice for a far higher and better service.". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture. The word "called" has by different commentators been explained as of the same meaning with "chosen." They want to make plans, but are often perplexed and overwhelmed by the prospect of making the wrong … Brought up a Pharisee, by his very training inclined to be proud, uncompromising; to this must be added the possession of learning, and a consequent sense of superiority, was ever man less likely to submit willingly to the place of a slave? Of God. They are His servants everywhere. He gloried in the title of "servant" - a servant of Jesus Christ. He felt that he was "separated unto the gospel of God" (ver. Make up your mind to this - that you are not the servant of the world, and then what the world may say of you will affect you very little. (2) The guilt and danger of neglecting it (Hebrews 12:25; 1 Thessalonians 4:8; Luke 10:16). This was the form of service he rendered to his Master. d. He was declared to be the Son of God with power by His resurrection from the dead. By suitable qualifications, providential arrangements, to a special work. Not only was he now baptized into Jesus Christ, but he rose to the fulness of his regenerate life. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Robinson, D. D.)The gospel of GodR. #3020 It is to go abroad into the whole World, and be exhibited there (ver. Volume 1 — Well, to anything or anyone who is in any measure really deserving; to your Church, Queen, country, to a great tradition, to a hallowed memory — loyalty to these leads to the higher. God is its Author and subject matter (John 3:16). Romans 1:1, The strongest building is vulnerable by a weak foundation. Haldane. (2) For all men — how wide. (b)Of the grace of God (Acts 20:24). Of the most salutary and ennobling influence, it is to redeem the world. It is liberty. Such commission Saul of Tarsus received when the Lord appeared to him on his way to Damascus (Acts 26:15-18). Could the same be said of us? podcast #1,173 – Save Us from Dishonorable Passions (Romans 1:18–32) Pray The Word. A great love had overmastered Paul, and a faithful response was given. "Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ." (e)Glorious of the blessed God (1 Timothy 1:11). Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. ITS AUTHOR, as He has purposed it in His eternal decrees.II. Therefore the prophets sang triumphantly of one whom the Gentiles should seek (Isaiah 11:10). Haldane.God is —I. ITS AUTHOR, as He has purposed it in His eternal decrees.II. Servant of Jesus Christ. Haldane. Romans 1:1, Just who was the apostle Paul? ITS SUBJECT, because in the gospel His sovereign perfections and purposes towards men are manifested.(R. (f)Everlasting (Revelation 14:6). The result. Romans 1:2, In what way is the Gospel connected with the Old Testament? Ray C. Stedman preached this series of 27 messages from the letter of Paul to the Romans in 1962-63 at Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto, California. (1) Surely penitence — deepening penitence. The Final Divide Eternal Life or Eternal Wrath, Part 1. Three things sustained him as he trod that lonely path of service and suffering. ITS SUBJECT, because in the gospel His sovereign perfections and purposes towards men are manifested.(R. Born and brought up in Tarsus, he there became a Roman citizen, thus receiving civil rights and privileges which were of great service to him afterwards in his mission. A gospel which had been foretold by such men as Moses, David, Isaiah, Daniel, and in such a way, is indeed a great gospel. Not in any sense as a mere machine, but Christ's with all the persuasion and conviction of his mind, with all the love of his heart - separated by his own voluntary act, as he had already been separated by God's purpose, unto the gospel of God. Romans 1:7-15, The apostle Paul dedicated his ministry to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and making known the glory of God. The practice of assuming a Gentile, in addition to the original Hebrew name, was then common, and indicated a loosening of the bonds of religious exclusiveness. The light from heaven shone about him then, and shone into his heart. 3). ITS SUBJECT, because in the gospel His sovereign perfections and purposes towards men are manifested.(R. (2) He had also a higher nature, here distinguished as "the Spirit of holiness," in respect to which He was not made, not born, but instated with power in His proper glory as the Son of God, by His "resurrection from the dead." For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, ( AX) men committing shameless acts with men … Not as a slave, but as a devoted servant. )LinksRomans 1:1 NIVRomans 1:1 NLTRomans 1:1 ESVRomans 1:1 NASBRomans 1:1 KJVRomans 1:1 Bible AppsRomans 1:1 ParallelRomans 1:1 Biblia ParalelaRomans 1:1 Chinese BibleRomans 1:1 French BibleRomans 1:1 German BibleRomans 1:1 CommentariesBible Hub, (a)Earnestness;(b)Reverence;(c)Thankfulness.(d)Obedience.(T. 4. — Consider what it meant for Paul that he became and lived a servant of Jesus Christ. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. Read More, Volume 1 — #3011 To be a "slave of Jesus Christ" we must deliberately choose our Master. The universe teems with sons of God; but the Infinite has no son like Christ, Hence He is called "His only begotten Son.". There also he came in contact with Greek civilization and culture - an acquaintance useful to him afterwards at Athens and at Corinth. Robinson, D. D.)The gospel of GodR. But life will be truer, nobler, better, if we keep Him before us; the business mart may restrain his speculations when they pass the line of honesty, may spend his money for God; the young city clerk may subdue his passions, and teach in the Sunday school; the fashionable lady may bend the proud rules of social convention With a sweet dexterity, and do self-denying acts in real Christian love; the labouring man may work; the bedridden may endure; each with one thing in common some surrender; that is, some deepening love of heart, and stronger energy of will for love of Him who gave Himself for them, may learn in their several measures to be "slaves of Christ.". Hopefully these sermon notes will help the spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ! I love to tell the story,It did so much for me;And that is just the reasonI tell it now to thee." (4) It is good news in respect to past, present, and future.2. — (f)Everlasting (Revelation 14:6). It is the message which the gospel brings still wherever it finds an entrance. 1. He had not only been called, but specially "separated unto the gospel of God." Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones begins with an examination of the “nations” in Romans 1:3-5. Haldane. (2) Had also a Divine nature, called here the Spirit of holiness, because it made Him absolutely immaculate; and because by it He dwells in the hearts of His people to make them holy. Romans 1:1-7. "Lord, here I am. He saw the unseen hand. He had received "grace and apostleship.". Read More, Volume 1 — Romans 1:7-15, In a day when Gospel ministers acquire “celebrity pastor” status, and in an age when successful ministry is judged by how large your social media platforms is, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones reminds us of the apostle Paul. Others suggest he became the Son of God at his resurrection. Haldane. The whole result was to be for the glory of "His name," by whom our redemption has been accomplished. No matter what talent or treasure a person may have, sin continues to contaminate all our good efforts. Another great secret of Paul's success was this. The specially Christian conception of God as our Father. III. Slavery? Read More, Volume 1 — Had he not heard his voice - that voice that spoke to him on the way to Damascus, and changed for ever the whole current of his life? 1). 2. 5-7). Our victory … "The life that I now live in the flesh," so he writes, "I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me." Our graveyards remind us that "we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out." He was an apostle of the highest message. Robinson, D. D.)The gospel of GodR. THE CONSEQUENCES OF THIS CHRISTIAN VIEW OF SUBMISSION TO CHRIST. ITS INTERPRETER, as He Himself hath declared it to men.III. Nov 22, 1998. (Luke 2:52). Complete submission of will to the commands of Christ. He, who was so well instructed in the Jewish Scriptures, knew that the prophets spoke of Christ. ITS AUTHOR, as He has purposed it in His eternal decrees.II. "For whom I have suffered the loss of all things." ITS SUBJECT, because in the gospel His sovereign perfections and purposes towards men are manifested.(R. (2) The guilt and danger of neglecting it (Hebrews 12:25; 1 Thessalonians 4:8; Luke 10:16). Haldane.God is —I. The Text That Changed the World (Romans 1:16-17) To Rome With Love (Romans 1:1-7) When God Gives Up (Romans 1:24-32) What About Those Who Never Hear The Gospel? — (4) It is good news in respect to past, present, and future.2. They were, in the very highest sense, "ambassadors for Christ," and "stewards of the mysteries of God." Romans 1:1, Can natural abilities and good deeds save us? #3012 Now such a beginning is noteworthy for two reasons, because —(1) It is deliberately chosen, for only one other of his Epistles opens in precisely the same way. (4) It is good news in respect to past, present, and future.2. ITS AUTHOR, as He has purposed it in His eternal decrees.II. ", 2. Haldane. They argue salvation is by grace, therefore obedience is not necessary. (3) God speaks in the gospel, therefore it must be heard with —(a)Earnestness;(b)Reverence;(c)Thankfulness.(d)Obedience.(T. Hence —(1) Its excellence, preciousness, and authority; for the gospel of God must be —(a)True;(b)Important;(c)Full of authority. ", 2. I am Thine. He recognised Christ as the Eternal God, who was also the Representative Man, and recognising this, by the grace given him, he acted on the recognition. In the apostles we find all gifts combined. In the seventh verse we see what the message was which Paul took with him wherever he carried the gospel. (2) The guilt and danger of neglecting it (Hebrews 12:25; 1 Thessalonians 4:8; Luke 10:16). Does the Christian Gospel seem more palatable for a suburban context? Haldane.God is —I. #3016 4. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". Haldane. EXEGESIS: ROMANS 1:1-7. (2) The guilt and danger of neglecting it (Hebrews 12:25; 1 Thessalonians 4:8; Luke 10:16). A DIVINE COMMISSIONS. (c)Of salvation (Ephesians 1:13). 2. It meant to him - and he knew it well - a life ended on the scaffold, or, like his Master's, on the cross. It is the product of His wisdom and love (Ephesians 3:10; Titus 3:4). You serve "the King of kings and Lord of lords"; but you serve One who was once a servant. But the slave of the devil became the servant of Christ. He was a servant of Jesus Christ. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones presses us toward the Old Testamen… John Piper Sep 22, 2002 1.4K Shares Sermon. 1. It concerns the glad tidings of God, which relate all to the salvation wrought out for men by Jesus Christ, who —(1) Was a true man, and a lineal descendant of David, the ancient king of Israel. Of God. The Church seems to have been one of singular purity, spirituality, and strength. I. – Romans 1:1-7, 14-17. Well, then, if listening —, 2. He stood before his Lord, like the angels which stand before the throne of God, or like nobles in the court of a mighty prince. Nevertheless, he, too, was an apostle by Divine call (Galatians 1:1). The first separation by human pride; the second by Divine grace. The letter was written in 58. Dr Lloyd-Jones’s hope for these sermons on the book of Romans was that they will ‘not only help Christian people to understand more clearly the great doctrines of our Faith, but that they will also fill them with a joy “unspeakable and full of glory” and bring them into a condition in which they will be “Lost in wonder, love, and praise”’. It is the product of His wisdom and love (Ephesians 3:10; Titus 3:4). (2) In both cases the apostle is addressing those who, fully in Rome, and in some measure in Philippi, understood the proud position of Roman citizenship. God is its Author and subject matter (John 3:16). Perhaps the deepest need that every one of us has is that of being accepted. 1. He realized a Divine plan and purpose in his life. It was promised before in the Holy Scriptures by the prophets (ver. Read More, Volume 1 — ITS INSTRUMENTALITY. 1. Robinson, D. D.)The gospel of GodR. ITS SUBJECT, because in the gospel His sovereign perfections and purposes towards men are manifested.(R. "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.". It is the product of His wisdom and love (Ephesians 3:10; Titus 3:4). That, too, was St. Paul's firm conviction. His preparation: "called" "separated" the Godward side of the call to the ministry, and the ground of ministerial authority. OVERVIEW. A servant of Jesus Christ. 1. Paul, once called Saul, of Tarsus, a citizen of no mean city, a Benjamite, of pure Hebrew extraction, well trained in a knowledge of the Scriptures, a free citizen of the Roman empire, acquainted with the literature of Greece, by nature endowed with great force of intellect, passion, and resoluteness, of bold and ambitious spirit, a Pharisee of the austerest type, zealous for the law, and hating its enemies, real or supposed. To accept these in so far as they accord with our preconceived notions, or suit our tastes and wishes, is scarcely to accept them at all. And you go, and in some way or other — it may be at confirmation, or holy communion — you go and consecrate yourself to His work. Then, coming to Jerusalem, and brought up at the feet of Gamaliel, he there received a training and a position which were of immense advantage to him in dealing with the Jewish people, his kinsmen according to the flesh. Robinson, D. D.)The gospel of GodR. He reminds us of the great apostle's attit… In this sermon on Romans 1:2, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones highlights the role of Old Testament prophets as they proclaimed and prepared God’s people for the Messiah. IV. In looking at this passage I found five questions that we can ask that will help us determine if we too have a mindset for missions. To these would be added such Jewish converts as had effectually separated themselves from the synagogue. This comes out in the benediction and salutation of ver. That one attitude towards the Redeemer that is suitable in a soul which has sinned. Not perhaps the burning enthusiasm of His first followers, or the blind, vigorous courage of the martyrs. #3009 II. Haldane. And more. All this process of training and development culminated when one day that Divine hand suddenly arrested his career on the way to Damascus. )LinksRomans 1:1 NIVRomans 1:1 NLTRomans 1:1 ESVRomans 1:1 NASBRomans 1:1 KJVRomans 1:1 Bible AppsRomans 1:1 ParallelRomans 1:1 Biblia ParalelaRomans 1:1 Chinese BibleRomans 1:1 French BibleRomans 1:1 German BibleRomans 1:1 CommentariesBible Hub, (c)Of salvation (Ephesians 1:13). Inward conviction, holy impulse. The Gospel is not an appeal to do… — 1. 2. 2. Life is full of failure, of sorrow, of sin. We must have a personal knowledge of Jesus as our own Saviour. Romans 1:14, Who is the Gospel for? He saw how it had led him. Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Sermons Series on scripture Romans 1:18 . Haldane.God is —I. When we are fully alive to sin, how little do the arguments with which before we cozened ourselves when sinning then avail! After those days of outward blindness, but inward questioning and growing spiritual vision, the scales fell from his eyes indeed. It is thus that he begins the most elaborate of his letters. Freedom for Those in Christ. This dignity St. Paul participated in common with every other disciple; but, unlike many others, he had been called to the office of an apostle. - C.H.I. Of God. The Jewish priests and rulers, the sworn enemies of Christ, were then his masters; and Satan was theirs. 17 For in the … Haldane.God is —I. Unknown to himself, the Divine hand had been moulding his character, drawing out and developing his gifts, from his childhood up. In every enumeration of them this stands first (Ephesians 4:8-11; 1 Corinthians 12:28). Think also, to see the highest truth and to be loyal! "A called apostle" means one who had not assumed the office of his own will, but in virtue of an express call, at once authoritative and effectual, from the Lord; for while the call included the sanction of authority, it included also that Divine operation upon the mind by which he was at once inclined and fitted for the office. The significant association of God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ as the common object of prayer and the common source of grace and peace. May 10, 1998. Romans 1:6-7, The Church in Rome was an extraordinary Church whose faith was known by all the believers. To turn to the Lord in faith is to turn away from trust in oneself and in one’s own righteousness. He saw then that he was "called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God." Here is no new thing, but the historic verification and doctrinal development of what the prophets declared. 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