Romans 2:1-4

No Excuses

October 24, 2021 • Pastor John Wilson

INTRO. RO.1:26-32 DEBAUCHERY OF GENTILE WORLD A. Departure From The Love And Design Of God B. Paul Now Writes For The Jewish Readers 1. Jews Were Disgusted & Indignant Re: Gentiles I. vs 1 ALL MEN ARE WITHOUT EXCUSE RO.3:10-12 A. Witness: Creation, Right & Wrong, Conscience B. Jews Had Advantage Of ‘Law’ Gal.3:24 C. All Scripture Points To Jesus II. WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE? A. Pass Judgment, Give Sentence, ‘Write Them Off’ B. When You Judge You Condemn Yourselves, Why? C. This Can Be The Attitude Of Religious People 1. Ii Sam. 12:7 “Youn Are The Man” 2. Mt.7:1-5 Take Care Of Your Own Business 3. Gal.6:1 We Should Seek Restoration D. We May Discern But Not Judge III. vs 2 WE KNOW GOD JUDGES BY TRUTH A. ‘Truth’ = Revealed, Known, Nothing Hidden 1. Heb.4:12-13, Jer.17:9-10, Ps.139:23-24 X Covid Experience Revealed Motives Of Heart 2. His Knowledge/Decision Is Perfect > No Appeal B. What Does God Know About You? IV. vs 3 YOU THINK O MAN YOU WILL ESCAPE? A. Think You Know Better Than God? B. Vs 4 ‘Despise’ Tread Down, Trample, Scorn, Mock C. ‘Riches’ Spiritual Blessings He Offers Eph.1:3 1. ‘Goodness’ = Gracious, Kindhearted, Sympathetic 2. ‘Forbearance’ Delay Punishment 3. ‘Longsuffering’ Restraint When Provoked D. Don’t Mistake His Patience As Approval Ii Pet.3:4 CLOSE: PROMISE OF GOD HEB.10:17 ‘REMEMBER SINS NO MORE’

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