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Absolutely Secure part-1

Romans 5:1-2

Introduction

  1. A Christian has Peace with God
    1. Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
  2. A Christian has a Foundation of Grace in which we stand;
    1. Through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand;

Conclusion

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God’s Power to Save You

Romans 1-4

A reintroduction to Romans as we start our study next week in Romans Chapter 5.

Introduction

Theme of Romans: How can a sinner be right with God?

The Good News! We can gain God's Acceptance.

  1. Understand the Standard that meets God's approval.  1:1-17
    1. God himself is Righteous
    2. God's sacrifice on the cross
    3. God providing something for our provision
  2. Submit in Silence under God's accusation   1:18- 3:20
    1. The Law is a mirror, it shows us our sin
      1. Pagan  1:18-32
      2. Moral People  2:1-16
      3. Religious  2:17-29
  3. Trust in the Substitute as God's Answer  3:21-4:25
    1. How can you be made acceptable?
      1. You must be Justified
    2. God can't ignore sin, What can I do?
      1. Jesus Christ
        1. By grace- apart from the law
        2. Through Redemption
        3. Propitiation
          1. Jesus' sacrifice satisfied the wrath of God
        4. Demonstrate Righteousness
        5. Through Faith
  4. Conclusion:
    1. Do you understand the standard?
    2. Have you become silent?
    3. Have you trusted in the Substitute?
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Giving as a Way of Living 6

Loving Christ Generously, part three

Reasons Christians don’t give:

  1. Materialistic Lifestyle
  2. Debt
  3. Lack of Planning
  4. Lack of Self Control
  5. Lack of Wisdom
  6. Rationalization
  7. Deceit
  8. Suspicion
  9. Immaturity
  10. Not Really Saved
  1. Examine Your Starting Ground
    1. Matthew 6:19-24 2.
  2. Engineer Your Structure
    1. 1 Corinthians 16:1-4 3.
  3. Extend Your Support
    1. 1 Corinthians 9:6-11
    2. Acts 2:43-47 4.
  4. Endeavor by Sacrifice
    1. 2 Corinthians 8:1-9
  5. Elevate the Significance
    1. 2 Corinthians 8:10-9:5
      1. Statement of Desire
      2. Statement of Faithfulness
      3. Statement of Wisdom
      4. Statement of Equality
      5. Statement of Leadership
      6. Statement of Love
      7. Statement of Modeling
      8. Statement of Freedom
  6. Enjoy the Surplus
    1. 2 Corinthians 9:6-15
      1. God's Love
      2. God's Care
      3. God's Praise
      4. God's Fellowship
      5. God's Sanctification

Conclusion How can you be a Generous Giver?

  1. Define your Treasure
  2. Go Back to the Gospel
  3. Fix your eyes on Things Above
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Giving as a Way of Living 5

Loving Christ Generously, part two

Reasons Christians don’t give:

  1. Materialistic Lifestyle
  2. Debt
  3. Lack of Planning
  4. Lack of Self Control
  5. Lack of Wisdom
  6. Rationalization
  7. Deceit
  8. Suspicion
  9. Immaturity
  10. Not Really Saved
  1. Examine Your Starting Ground
    1. Matthew 6:19-24 2.
  2. Engineer Your Structure
    1. 1 Corinthians 16:1-4 3.
  3. Extend Your Support
    1. 1 Corinthians 9:6-11
    2. Acts 2:43-47 4.
  4. Endeavor by Sacrifice
    1. 2 Corinthians 8:1-9
  5. Elevate the _______
    1. 2 Corinthians 8:10-9:5
  6. Enjoy the _______
    1. 2 Corinthians 9:6-15
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