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11-25-18 Thank

Thank

Romans 1:16-25

Romans is the Apostle Paul’s most systematic letter, covering the main themes of theology he thought necessary to pass on. Paul describes turning away from God in several ways, perhaps the most surprising is it being a lack of thankfulness to God.

Restorative Grace through the Gospel of Christ (vs. 16-17)

The gospel (good news of Christ) is to be honored

 

The gospel is the power of God for salvation

 

It is effective for those who believe/have faith

 

In it we find God can be both righteous and gracious

 

Revealed Wrath for Rejecting Truth (vs. 18-25)

Consequence to ungodliness and unrighteousness

 

No excuse for not knowing, honoring and thanking God

 

Truth is suppressed and futile thinking leads to idolatry

 

God gives us up to pursue freely our own desires

 

Right Responses to the Sovereign God (vs. 16-17, 21, 25)

Faith in Christ and His righteousness given to us

 

Honor God for who He is

 

Thank God for all that He does

 

Worship is the ultimate expression of our heart