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Romans 2:25-29

Watch Out For Religion - Part 2

November 14, 2021 • Pastor John Wilson

INTRO. PAUL’S CLOSING ARGUMENT RE: JEWS/LEGALISM A. All Persons Are Guilty Of Sin B. All Are In Need Of Grace > Jew Or Gentile I. vs 25 PROFESSION NOT NECESSARILY POSSESSION A. Jews Believed Law Gave Them Inside Track B. Paul Anticipates Their Arguments: 1. Heritage, Law, Traditions, Ritual Ro.2:21-22 C. Reliance On Any Of These Is Futile 1. Law Only As Good As Your Obedience 2. Law Not Sufficient Ja.2:10 Tablets Of Stone II. vs 26-27 WHAT ABOUT CIRCUMCISION/UNCIRCUMCISION? A. Some Debate Who Paul Is Speaking Of 1. Unsaved, Uncircumcised, But Obedient 2. Saved, Uncircumcised And Obedient B. We Know Uncircumcised Obedient Judge… 1. Those With Code And Rituals > Shock To Jews C. Bottom Line: Circumcision Is Of No Value III. vs 28-29 CRUX OF MATTER - WHO IS REAL JEW? A. Question Of Outward Show V. Inward Reality B. Abraham Gentile Before Becoming A Jew ‘Yada’ 1. Gen.12:1-3,7, Gen.15:6, Gen.17:24 C. True Jew Is One Inwardly vs 29 Circumcision Of Heart IV. vs 29 HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN? A. Deut.30:6, Phil.3:2-3, Col.2:11, Ezk.36:26 Work Of God B. True Circumcision Is An Inward Reality By Spirit C. God Changes The Heart: Gal.6:15, II Cor.5:17 CLOSE: EVERYTHING BEGINS TO CHANGE II COR.3:18

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