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Expound: Romans 5-6:7 - Part B

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June 9, 2022 6:00 am

Expound: Romans 5-6:7 - Part B

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So a person born into this world is born under the wrath of God separated from God.

God is at enmity with him. If a person says I believe in Jesus.

Jesus is the sufficient work, God makes the formation you are right before him just before him right just before treat you that there was a monumental change that occurs, someone gives new life to Jesus today on connect with Skip Heitzig Skip shares about the condition of your life, and after Jesus. Now we want to tell you about a resource to help you grow stronger in your faith joy in the midst of hardship is a hallmark of the Christian life. But is it really possible is when you height. Sometimes what starts out as a happy tramp turns into a really daunting road and we have to figure out how to navigate. A lot of times God's purpose in allowing trials is to give us opportunities to grow to the point where we genuinely experience joy in the midst of trial were not face trials with courage, wisdom yes joy with one his booklet happy trials when you get $20 or more today to help keep this Bible teaching ministry of the air will send you a special bundle of three booklets by Linda happy trials don't test me and speak no evil pitcher bundle three booklets for gift of $20 or more by calling 800-922-1888. Give online securely that's Romans chapter 5.

Skip member Joseph trials he went through unfairness been very better than his brothers finally showed up and Joseph revealed himself to them in their freaking out because they think Joseph's going to kill us use this brought us into his lair and now is going to drop the hammer and he basically said relaxed brows. What you meant for evil God meant for good to save many people alive I'm I'm here by God's grace to come up with this plan to save the world from a famine now.

Think back before that little revelation when Joseph's brothers first came to Joseph, not knowing it was Joseph in Egypt, he was the Prime Minister of Egypt is the time they did know it was Joseph. They need grain. He gives them grain sends him back, but then says when you come back if you come back again. Bring your other brother that you left at home, little Benjamin because they said well we have a guided Benjamin but Dabo led them out of the site because his other son Joseph got killed and so him on the dangers of a listen if you want grain again you bring Benjamin this time so they went back home. Told dad and dad say about Benjamin's not going but the family got worse and worse and worse. Finally, dad said like you to sit here and die unless you go back and get grain in Egypt and I guess you have to bring Benjamin but then Jacob said something you said all things are against me. Everything is against me.

Well Jacob you can't say all things are against you because you just don't know all things and it's really not against you because even though he thinks the worst is happening to him. He thinks he's lost his son Joseph.

He thinks he's about to lose his son Benjamin and he says all things are against me. This is horrible. He can imagine the good things God has prepared from he can't picture the day when Joseph is an essay I'm your boy and will be able to hug his son Joseph again and be reunited with the person he thought was dead and gone. So again, Romans 828 all things work together for good to those that love God, who are the called according to his purpose. So yes we have trials. Yes, we have tribulation, but one of the benefits of justification is that those things are productive in our lives. I've always loved a little while. I've always loved the writings of Samuel Rutherford Samuel Rutherford if you've heard me talk about him was a Scottish pastor in NY Scotland a very tiny little town, small congregation, but he was very faithful to the gospel, and thus outspoken for the gospel for Christ and in some cases against the government. It landed him in exile. He was exiled in Aberdeen and forbidden to do ministry, but he could write letters and he writes there's a whole book of the letters of Samuel Rutherford. I commend it to you if you want good wholesome correspondence. It will edify you, but he writes this great little poem, though it's not. It doesn't rhyme but is it it said it's a little work that is talks about trials and he says this. Why should I tremble at the plow of my Lord that maketh deep furloughs in my soul. Can you picture it. Can you picture the analogy hears a farmer digging deep furloughs in the soil to plant a seed. Why should I tremble at the plow of my Lord that maketh deep furloughs in my soul and then Rutherford said, for he is no idle husbandman.

He purposes of crop. He's not some farmer who's just willy-nilly digging furloughs in the ground.

He's digging that for O'Dea because he's gonna plant something awesome. He wants a crop to come out of this.

He's purchasing something great, some fruit, tap.

He also said I love the way he wrote.

He said whenever I am in this seller of affliction.

I look for the Lord's choicest wines look for the Lord's best when you are at your worst.

And when you do start glorying in your tribulation because you'll be going through a trial and you start thinking this way.

I just got a look around little bit deeper and see what good thing God, my purpose, because verse five the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us know what it says. The love of God has been poured out. It's God's love for us, not our love for God. He speaking about God's love and God's love is always been difficult for me to understand I accepted.

I rejoice in it. I'm really stoked about it but I don't get it member as a kid. The physical the frog Princess about the frog who has has a conversation with a princess the princess is discovers that this frog was actually a handsome prince and would be converted back into a handsome prince if she would kiss the frog right that how the surrogate what is it the Princess and the frog. Okay, I see the frog Princess okay was the frog Prince. It was called I was. It's called the frog Prince right so yeah got to get my frogs right so that the Princess is the check, the princes, the frog, they have a conversation and so it's a beautiful story. She bends down she kisses the frog and he turns into a prince, but you know when I was a kid I would read that and I would think what princess in her right mind is gonna put her lips on us. Dinky old toad and yet God kissed the toad. God is so inclined that way. The love of God is been poured out shed abroad poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit was given to us for when we were still without strength, in due time, or just in the right time in the nick of time, Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die, yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. We know what that is like if you're in law enforcement. If you been in the military you know the kind of risk you are taking that you might might have to stand in front of a bullet and protect life you are willing to do that for the greater good of a good cause, but per se, God demonstrates his own love toward us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

The apostle Paul is describing our helpless condition when we were without strength. We were helpless that we were dead right USA made alive, who were dad in trespasses and sin. I seen a lot of corpses I've never seen a corpse able to help itself able to change its condition. It lacks capability. It lacks capacity. You and I were dead. We were helpless and we couldn't do anything but Christ died for us, much more than now there's a phrase that Paul uses quite a bit in the in the in the rest of the paragraph. The rest of this chapter uses much more disease wanting to make a strong point much more than having now been justified, declared and thus treated righteous, being justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him for if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of his son, much more. There's the second, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. Not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation once again.

Never forget the first part of the book of Romans, because if you don't get the first part of get the second part the first part is the wrath of God. The wrath of God is revealed from heaven.

Romans 118, Ephesians 2, we were by nature the children of wrath, even as others when a person is born into this world. They are born guilty to use even more spiritual terminology.

They are born dead. There born there allied with their The Walking Dead before God. So I Jesus said in the Gospel of John chapter 5, most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears my word and believes in him who sent me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but is passed from death into life that salvation is what happens when you are born again, but couple chapters back in John chapter 3 verse 36 it says he who believes in the son has everlasting life, and he who does not believe the son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.

So a person born into this world is born under the wrath of God separated from God.

God is at enmity with him.

If a person says I believe in Jesus.

Jesus is the sufficient work, God makes a declaration that you are right before him just before him righteous before him and he treat you that way and you go from death to life. You have the life principle, the life of God in you. Verse 12 therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin. Thus death spread to all men because all sinned for until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed where there is no law. That's a parenthetical statement which you remember a couple weeks ago we we gave you the example of the speed limit. If there's no speed limit postings on the freeway. You can get a ticket for breaking the speed limit.

There is no law that says you have to do 65 miles an hour you can get pullover by officers and you. You went over the speed limit.

There is no Smith there's no law but when the law is posted.

When they finally hang that sign out there that says you can go over 65. Now you realize man I've been breaking the law.

My whole life I have been doing 65 on the open road that some of you don't do it even with the sign. Nevertheless, verse 14, death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of him who is to come. But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man's offense many died, much more. There's another much more much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of one man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many in the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned. For the judgment which came from one offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift which came from many offenses resulted in justification. For if by one man's offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ. Let's unravel that maybe this falls in the category that Peter was speaking about. Paul wrote some things hard to understand. First of all, notice the repetition of the words one man is used 11 times in this section he is talking about one man versus one man, Manel Amano one and one Adam and Christ one man one sin one wrong choice brought condemnation versus one man one sacrifice one right choice brought salvation, justification to his comparing one and one Adam what Adam did and the repercussions of that by one man sin entered the world. Death was in desperate versus Jesus Christ the last Adam. He is called so one becomes a type of the other.

Adam becomes a type of Christ in that he did one thing in. A lot happened because of that, so by one man sin entered the world, and death through sin. I remember thinking when I was younger believer that man if I ever meet Adam. I think I'm going to punch him. I think he deserves that. Probably from everybody right side dude what are you thinking what you did made billions of people suffer and then I got to thinking about Adam. I think if I was Adam I would probably do exactly what he did in fact I have done exactly what he has done many times over and you have two is is is because all sinned now we sin because we are sinners… Sort of unravel a conundrum. Are we sinners because we sin or do we sin because we are sinners.

The answer is we sin because we are sinners is not like we became sinners when we make we could committed the first sin we were actually born in sin. That's with Dave that I was born in Cy was conceived in iniquity. I came into the world speaking lies it's it's the default of all human beings. Every parent was raised any child you not. You have to convince some of this you never have to teach a child ally or to hide or to do wrong. You always have to correct a child because the natural recourse of that child is to do wrong. That's our nature it's in.

It's like it's like my dogs. I have two little Welsh terriers Mac and Maisie and they bark.

Now Maisie is the younger one. Mac is the older rougher kind of mean old man and Mac doesn't like something or like what he sees.

He barks Maisie started out being very docile and not barking but she noticed that Mac bark so she barks and now she barks more than Matt. She just barks a lot now is Maisie a dog because she barks, or does she barks because she's a dog that's it.

The second one is not like well she bargain oceanview. She barks and therefore she's a dog I bark I can bark like a dog. I won't do it. I've done it by instead of barking I can articulate a sentence like you know I don't like that because I'm human. That's my nature to communicate that way.

So a dog's nature because it cannot articulate, can do a lot of things is just a bark of its upset bark, a bit like something Berkowitz excited because it's his nature.

We have a sin nature because we have that nature.

We are sinners by nature sinners by birth, as well as sinners, by choice based on that nature that serve the theological, construct what is important you understand that's our nature, and that the reason it all started.

As Paul makes the point is because of what one man did one man made a choice. Sin entered death entered the world had not known death. God said in the day that you eat of the fruit you will surely die. So death entered death spread to all men became part of our nature, because all sinned, but what Adam did in the garden is. He acted for humanity as what we call the federal head the federal had meaning. He did something and everybody else therefore did it as well.

He acted as the federal head of for a modern example of that.

If you're familiar with the movie hunger games and in in the in the show the premises that Ever dine main character's is a substitute for her sister prim right so that she Will will act as the federal head not only for prim but for her whole district if she wins the gladiatorial games. The hunger games and her whole district will be rewarded with food, with fees for like a whole year. Okay, so she acts as the federal had what she does.

Everybody else gets the benefit or loss. So Adam acted as the federal had you will. That's not fair. You're right software website about what's fair. What about what is and I'll explain this. It is not fear Jesus dying on the cross for your sins is also not fair. He didn't do anything you didn't commit anything but here's the equity because God consigned the whole world guilty because of what one man did he can now forgive because what one man did by saying you're all guilty can say you can all be saved if you come through that one man Jesus Christ see how that works. So that's the powerful lesson that he is, is teaching four by one man's death. Verse 17 one man's offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ. Therefore, as through one man's offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one man's righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. Again noticed the much more much more's of this chapter. Verse nine, much more than verse 10, much more, having been reconciled, verse 15 for if the one man's offense many died, much more the grace of God. Verse 17 of one man's offense death reigned through the one, much more and and also in verse 20. Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound where sin abounded, grace abounded much more. I have a question based on what we just read how much grace is there will let's at least say plenty enough and not for you and not for me. It'll never run out much more yeah Adam did this but Jesus did that much more. So whatever was lost in Adam is gained in price much more. That's his point is making the Vatican basket with a message from the series expound. We want to share about an exciting opportunity to take your knowledge of God's word, think taking classes in biblical studies can't picture like your skill for college student Krista after years of wanting training in ministry.

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