Romans 3:1-8

Is God Fair / Unjust?

November 21, 2021 • Pastor John Wilson

INTRO. ESTABLISHED JEWS AS GUILTY AS GENTILES A. Unfaithfulness Of Men V. Faithfulness Of God B. God’s Justice On Trial By Men (Not Good Idea) I. vs 1-2 WHAT ADVANTAGE THEN FOR THE JEWS? A. Ps.147:19-20 Word, Promises, Patterns, Rituals B. Gen.12:1-3 X Promise To Abraham > Messiah To World C. Religious Israel Failed To Recognize Jesus D. Nevertheless Jesus Came As Fulfillment II. vs 3-4 UNFAITHFULNESS NULLIFY THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD? A. Obvious = Jewish Failure Did Not Cancel God’s Will 1. Promises To Israel Were Kept & Will Be Kept 2. God Is Not Finished With Israel X 1948 Return B. God’s Will Overrules Unfaithful Man; In Spite Of Man 1. Is.55:11, Mt.24:35 C. PTL! His Promises To Me To You Do Not Depend On Us X Visions: 1preach My Word & 2you Will See The Harvest III. vs 5-6 IS GOD UNJUST TO PUNISH SINNERS? A. Prime Example Of Human Reasoning (Finite Minds) 1. If My Sin Ultimately Brings Glory To God 2. Why Should I Be Punished? X Stolen $$ To Build Ch. B. By This Reasoning All Could Claim Exemptions C. Such Belief Is Error Is.55:8-9 1. God Forbid!! IV. vs 7-8 WHY NOT DO EVIL TO ACCOMPLISH GOOD? A. We Should Never Think This Way. B. Evil Will Bear Fruit & Quickly X Promiscuity Many Consequences C. We Are Not Immune To Consequences CLOSE: EPH.5:15 CAREFULLY AS IN DANGEROUS TERRAIN A. Gal.5:16 Walk In The Spirit

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Romans 3:21-25a

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Romans 3:9-20

November 28, 2021 • Pastor John Wilson

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Romans 2:25-29

November 14, 2021 • Pastor John Wilson

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