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Final Arguments

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November 27, 2017 12:39 pm

Final Arguments

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November 27, 2017 12:39 pm

Dr. John H. Munro November 26, 2017 Romans 3:1-8 Paul concludes his explanation of how we all have fallen short of the righteousness of God. He addresses the errors in thinking that the people of God are exempt, and can live without restraint, presuming on God’s grace.

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I know it's Thanksgiving weekend and and some of your here and you may be with some of your friends whom you invited family in your props expecting an upbeat, inspiring message away from all of that doom and gloom of Romans is not going to some your minds but were continuing enrollments and if I not only were continuing in Romans this morning we come to what some commentators say, and I think I agree that this is one of them was difficult passage in Romans Romans chapter 3 verses one through eight is not easy to understand and is certainly not easy to preach and I'm sure all of you will agree with after the message. What I am going to ask that you listen carefully, but you try to follow as I prayed that you're not distracted and can I ask you to do that in general. So I ask you to do a very difficult thing for some of you if you got a smart phone or for that matter any kind of phone. Can you put it off is reading this week. An article about the smart phone.

I fallen that that are many many people that take the iPhone to the bed. The last thing to look at the night and the first thing the lookup in the morning. Effective the week of June the night. They don't read the Bible then look at the iPhone I saw you say well we got our Bible on her iPhone but how would I know what you looking at that iPhone. Whether you're looking the Bible or whether your checking your Facebook or Instagram or Snapchat or whatever and how would I know that in the article I read that by 2012, over 50% of Americans on the smartphone I do is very easy, isn't it.

If you got the Bible on your iPhone to go from that to social media genius trench is a professor of psychology at San Diego State University as far as I know she's not a believer but in this article which was published recently in Atlantic. She said that the arrival of the smartphone has radically changed every aspect of a teenagers life and she's done extensive study on this. I think it's changed all of our lives thousand she writes, beginning with millennial's in continuing with what she calls that I generation that's the generation of growing up with art form.

Adolescence is contracting again 18 not act more like 15-year-old Kuester and 15-year-olds more like 13-year-olds childhood night stretches well into high school. Some would argue into college there on the phone in the room and then she says alone and often distressed teens who spend more time than average. On-screen activities are more likely to be unhappy as a secular article and those who spend more time than average on non-screen activities are more likely to be happy is she saying it's time we put the iPhone off going for walk, play sports or do anything. Smartphone has lives change all the wonderful thing to have. I must confess I like my smart phone, but with it. There's this terrible danger that we are living a life in that I phone rather than interacting with people never have my I have a Bible on the iPhone is great. Very convenient when I'm traveling, but I think nothing can enjoy actually reading this book. Now I realized that I generation minister-year-olds are brought up in books I do. I still love books, but this is the best book to read the Bible, so can I encourage all of us, not just her students not just her children but all of us can I encourage us to spend more time reading this book than on our smart phone to spend less time in the smart phone and more time actually reading the Bible to try this week when you're tempted to go on to social media take a break and do something which will please God and open this book as transformed by life.

This book says it will make you wise unto salvation. It is says the psalmist and some hundred 19 verse 1058 as a lamp to your feet and a light to our path in a dark world in a confusing world.

We need clarity we need wisdom. And this comes from reading and obeying this book. So if you can bring your Bible with you the one in the pew in front of your and if you can find. Romans three is on page 940 is look at this rather difficult passage which will require concentration, I was reading last night and I came across this court you'll excuse me if I say he's Scottish was a Scottish preacher, Charles J. Browning, who lived from 1806 to 1884 and this is what he says about the Bible. He says observe how it is with a newborn baby.

At first, by the power of an irresistible instinct after its mother's milk dance. The signed food and nourishment of its infant life just so it is with a heaven born soul, and with the newborn revived church member Peter says in first Peter two that were to desire the sincere milk of the word meaning the Bible so that we would grow just as a baby longs for the mother's milk. So we are to long for the word of God and this writer Charles trying to say when that happens, the church is revived, says the church thirsts by the force of the resist list spiritual instinct after the sincere milk of the word. The food and nourishment of the immortal soul I can you say that's true of you that you have this irresistible first to hear from God.

He goes on to say in dead souls and their churches. There is nothing even approaching to a thirst for the preaching of the word no is writing at the end of the 19th century long time ago. He says the people come to the house of God, not to satisfy an appetite but to discharge a duty, the more Solomon affecting trees fall powerless in their ears. There's no melting snow subduing's of soul under them. They are scarce. Listen to with our temptations unless there be something remarkable and exciting in the style and manner of address very possibly. He says eloquence may moisten the eyes and touch the feelings of the people. But the most effective truths of God fail of reaching their hearts. He says the whole of this is reversed and I revived a living church that was going to characterize a living church will want to be part of underweight. He says the souls of the people there are open at once to the word of God they melt and man beneath the simple truths presented in the simplest Scripture dress every opportunity is eagerly embraced new opportunities are desired and long quote. He said the word is drunk in with an affinity and the light is a characteristic, isn't it of the growing believer that we long to hear from the word of God. Hope you come this morning such a thirst for Scripture.

I was really good the first eight verses Romans chapter 8 Paul from starting from verse 18 of chapter 1 through verse 20 of chapter 3 he portrays a court scene under three principal parties. I think that is the judge that is the prosecutor and that is the defendant, the accused, God is the judge Paul as the prosecutor and you and I are the defendant with the accused and Paul, the prosecutor has brought the pagan man, the mortal men. The religious mind that even the Jewish man into the courtroom and that the prosecutor's case.

Paul has been masterfully been devastating argument by argument with all of the scale of the brilliant logician and having mastered every facet of the case.

Paul, the prosecutor is exposed every single person pagan moral person. Nice gynecologist person and even the Jew all have been expose his pointed out the pagan Gentiles, while they don't have the law and without the law, he says, but they have a witness to the witness of creation chapter 1 verse 19 for what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.

Look up at the sky arose and the baby. The evidence for God is self-evident. Paul also says you've got the witness of the law of God written on your heart and so his conclusion is chapter 1 verse 20 they are without excuse, and then he zeroes in on the Jew who has the law of God is very different from the pagan Gentile.

This man has the Mosaic law, but he's also without excuse. He has many privileges is true is the Mosaic law, but he doesn't obey the law. Paul has said that having the law, and even being circumcised doing to examine Jews from the judgment of God. Every single person.

This is Paul's argument.

Every single person in the world without exception. Is this in common.

All stand in need of the righteousness of God, and we looked at some of the principles of divine judgment. Let me remind you, in chapter 2 verse nine. There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek, but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek.

For God shows no partiality.

No, I can picture the courtroom being hushed with a sense of the case is almost completed the tension months. The judge is about to pass his verdict on the defendant's but just before the verdict is given. One of the defendant speaks up, he's got something to say and is not at all happy with the case presented by the prosecutor, Paul, this defendant is Jewish and he does not accept that receiving the Mosaic law and receiving circumcision.

Do not exempt him from the judgment of God. In fact, this Jew is profoundly offended at Paul putting himself a Jew and Gentile unequal footing. Is Paul really saying that being Jewish has no advantage. The mind can hardly believe what Paul is saying so before the verdict is passes will see next week. Let's listen to the final arguments as set out in the first eight verses of Romans three. Undoubtedly, Paul has had these arguments before Paul is a very formidable debater. Remember he goes into the synagogue and he's preached in the (he's being heckled. He's been shaded that if any of you have ever spoken in the open areas I have done in my past you've got to deal with a heckler, don't you may be a little intoxicated. Maybe angry. If you've ever been part of the debate you know that you can be heckled and shaded dioxins people give you all kinds of objections.

Paul has had them all as he traveled in his missionary journeys. So here is your right so the Roman something is putting together some of these final arguments, but is there any merits of these arguments will the argument presented by this Jew, will it alter the course of the case. Is it possible that Paul good present to the lawyers that he's in that he has admitted some final points which is going to be fatal to the prosecution. Suddenly, the prosecution of the religious Jew because he's saying that the Jew is also under the judgment of God is true that everyone including the Jew is under the judgment of God. This man going to present some point, which is going to nullify pulse case.

Well, let's read first of all verses one and two and the first argument is in the first four verses, and it is this false God's faithfulness to Israel nullifies Israel's faithfulness that argument is quite a powerful argument is the good God who is faithful is going to deal with Israel differently, even though we accept that Israel is faith less of the Jewish nation has advantages verse one then what advantages that you are what is the volume circumcision.

The Jew asking the question, there's too much in every way.

To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the articles of God to listen to Paul. One could get the distinct impression, particularly as we studied Romans to move for the last few weeks you could get the impression that being Jewish is no advantage of tall as Paul Cavalier way throwing out the Old Testament we want to bring to Brentwood about the patriarchs. Is Paul really saying that being circumcised is no advantage of tall is not what he appears to be saintly back in chapter 2 verse 28 for no one is a Jew who is merely one outwardly, nor is circumcision I would and physical monitor being a Jew. The outward and physical act of circumcision so what are you saying Paul what what advantage has the Jew. What is the value of circumcision. Circumcision was part of all of the drama covenants really that in Genesis 17 that of any sign of the covenant that there was the special relationship between God and his people Israel was the sign of circumcision baby bodies were to be spoken.

Size on the eighth day so we sing is no longer enforceable when it when you say does being Jewish of any advantages at all.

Paul is very clear, perhaps too much in every way. Yes of course being Jewish is been advantages to begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the articles of God of all of the people who received the law wasn't a great nation was the big nation. It was a small nation that God entrusted to Israel.

The very articles of God, referring to the Old Testament Scriptures, particularly the messianic and covenant promises were given to Israel, yes Israel is central to the purposes of God. Paul has said in chapter 1 verse three that the Messiah was descended from David, he's David's greater son is descended from David according to the flesh. Yes, being Jewish does have many advantages does have many privileges.

Turnover to chapter 9 Paul's going to revisit this in three wonderful chapters 9, 10 and 11.

Romans nine verse four their Israelites and to them belong the adoption, the glory of the covenants, the giving of the law. The worship on the premises to them belong the patriarchs, and from the race.

According to the flash is the Christ, who is God over all blessed forever.

A amazing little nation were immensely privileged. Yes, we had many many advantages. So here's argument if you Jews then out on the special category. Your conclusion Paul is invalid.

It's true, as Paul is argument that the law of the Jews of the law, the Jews would always impeach into the law. The this Jew who is objecting.

He can concede that points but doesn't Paul understand this the dog does not go back on his promises to the Jewish nation, even when Israel is unfaithful do not understand. Paul led God's faithfulness is not nullified by the unfaithfulness of the Jewish nation.

And if you're arguing otherwise you're attacking the very integrity of God is a powerful argument is that this undercuts undermine Paul's argument that the Jew is as guilty as the Gentile when the Jew has all of these advantages.

He was given a very articles of God, the very signing of the special relationship between God and Israel was on them with the reset while we know that God chose the nation of Israel and of all of the nations to be his special people turn with me to Deuteronomy the fifth book in the Old Testament. Deuteronomy 7 where we will read this. Yes, there's no question that Israel was specially chosen by God was God's sovereign choice. Deuteronomy 7 verse six for you is talking to Israel, listen to this for you are a people holy to the Lord your God, the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession that it is hard of all of the peoples who would on the face of the art. Think of all of the nations could've chosen anyone of them, but he chose you.

Israel verse seven, it wasn't because you were more in number than any other people that the Lord set his love on you and shows you, for you were the fewest of all peoples is not because your mighty impressive nation when the world's superpower. Quite the contrary essay, but it is because the Lord loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers, the Lord has brought your eye with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love them and keep his commandments to a thousand generations. The marvelous yes it's clear the God of love because you were great, because you would choose which side of love covenant keeping God he chose Israel to that nation.

He gave the special signing of this covenant.

An enduring covenant with Abraham it covenant he gave the sign of circumcision so if Paul is now saying that there's no advantage of circumcision and no advantage in being Jewish is obviously wrong. He appears Paul to have forgotten the faithfulness of God.

God always keeps his promises. God is always faithful even when we are unfaithful as Paul really saying that God has not rejected his people and that there's no difference between the Jew and Gentile in terms of little the right standing before God. When God himself chose the people. And when God doesn't go back on his promises verses three and four.

What if some where unfaithful does their faithfulness nullify does the faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God by no means let God be true though everyone would alignment as it is written that you may be justified in your words and prevail when you are judge. Yes, the Jew admits that many of the Jewish nation where unfaithful, but that unfaithfulness surely doesn't nullify the faithfulness of God. No, by no means policy. He agrees God's promises still stands. God is always true to his word. God is faithful to Israel.

And Paul is going to develop that argument very forcibly, in Romans nine, 10 and 11 know God hasn't rejected his ancient people as a tremendous future for for Israel. The Abraham it covenant still stands in the midst of mindset in unrighteousness.

God's righteousness and glory stand in a vivid contrast even if everyone lies God still true. Our unbelief out unfaithfulness door and prevents God from continuing to be faithful to his promises.

God is 100% reliable. Even though every single person is holy unreliable.

Yes, that's true. Paul would agree, but this Jew has forgotten something. Romans three verse four is a quotation from Psalm 51 verse four what Psalm 51 all about Psalm 51 is a magnificent prayer of repentance and confession of David of Israel's greatest king David David at the pinnacle of his power fell into sin, not just one sin, but several sins of very very serious and sins, like adultery, like murder, like covetousness, like lying, there's a question of his sin. He was unfaithful, great king as he was a man after God's own heart, but he was on faithful. He broke several of the commandments of God. I look back you see the quotation here in verse four of Romans three, but tend to Psalm 51 and let's read it there, Psalm 51 using the on my mobile.

I find it much quicker. Well, that's only because you don't know your Bible well enough so as you keep using it. Your speed is going to improve Psalm 51, let me just read from verse four this great prayer of confession. Paul quotes it in Romans three verse four against you.

They were the singers to guard against you.

You only I have sinned, and done what is evil in your sites. We greet that you may be justified in your words and what in your judgment and blameless in your judgment yes is Old Testament Scripture does establish that God is proved to be righteous even when these people sin.

For example, David. Example he is always some 51 verse four. He's always blameless in his judgment the government to the repentant sinner like David God is always ready to forgive but God's word, the articles of God also makes it clear that God's judgment comes on the unrepentant and it is a region just like the part of Scripture that you like Mr. Jude is the point that you're missing. This is a point that we don't like to hear whether we're Jewish or whether we're professing Christians the visible God's word, which is totally reliable, which is perfect which is inherent this work contains magnificent promises of God.

Tremendous blessings that come to us as the people of God, but the same work also contains strong warnings, strong warnings, whether forgiving or whether condemning God is just and all he does verse four of Romans three. Let God be true though everyone reliable as it is written, Psalm 51 verse four that you may be justified in your words and prevail when you are judge God prevails and is vindicated in all he does these privileges, which you receive Mr. Jude. These privileges, which you receive Mr. Calvary church bring the responsibility don't waste these privileges they will never save your they must personally drive you to Christ. No one has ever saved Old Testament or New Testament because of the religious privileges don't think that you are exempt and you can live as you like. Yes. Paul agrees that being Jewish has many advantages as many privileges but if they don't drive you to faith in God you stands condemned to what about your response to the privileges God is given to you. Do you think that your exempt from the judgment of God is true.

That would've been like this Jew erotic Calvary church got the Bible with the heritage quicker than a magnificent text for the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.

But do we really think because of that would've the different category from others that really we are thinking many of us sitting here about brought up in a strong Christian home. What a tremendous privilege privileges. I have received the privilege that many of you received. The question is, however, what are you doing with these privileges. Yes, we have the articles of God we have the Bible without rereading it.

Are we studying it and we obeying it. Are we telling others about us about it. I know this proposal continues in verses five through eight is the second argument is really a variation of the first, Israel's unrighteousness demonstrates all the more the righteousness of God. Good argument, but it could be prevented, couldn't Paul is going to make it right.

Israel's unrighteousness is this Jew demonstrates all the more the righteousness of God. Verse five but if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God.

What shall we say, you fully miss you with me that God is unrighteous to inflict wrath on us. I speak in a human way by no means for then how could God judge the world, but if through my lie God's truth are buying abounds to his glory, why am I still being condemned as a sinner and why not do evil that good may come as some people slanderously charge us with saying there condemnation is just if willingness is the Jews argument all Israel's sin all Israel's unrighteousness just demonstrates all the more that you will not be judged noticeable. Paul is saying God is a just judge whether he is forgiving or whether he is condemning with the Jew is arguing that God is unjust if his wrath is on juice is the Jew.

Paul would respond is a generally arguing that the glory of God is established through unrighteous and faithful God not judging unrighteousness. Are you really saying is you look at Davidson, a terrible sin manhood grain privileges great responsibility man who knew better, deliberately, repeatedly sinned against God, you really saying that as you look at the sin of David just highlights the righteousness of God. And so we can save our say why not do evil that good may come.

Just think of the good that came out of Davidson. We see God's righteousness.

We see God's forgiveness.

We see that his righteousness prevail wonderful. Sorry. And so we could say let's do evil so that good may come. The argument that God can punish the sinner as sin makes the righteousness of God.

All the more glorious is manifestly absurd. Verse six. By no means a strong negative statement the false argument is that if Satan advances the purposes of God. It is unjust of God to judge sin is not twisted argument St. Paul that slanderous. Some of you are saying that we do that as some people there say slanderously charge us with say is ridiculous. Verse seven for then how could God judge the world. That's what you're saying and why am I still being condemned as a sinner. No Paul nor any of the apostles motor Lord himself never ever advocates that the people of God, and you people can live as the like. Paul is certainly not advocating what's called anti-norming is a up with the word on the screen so that you can see it anti-against almost the law and anti-norming in the saying we can live as we like the rules and commands. We can live his life. God is so gracious God is so kind. God is so loving that I can live as I like under the end of the day, God's going to forgive me.

In fact, I can choose to sin, knowing that somewhere down the road I can say little prayer that God will forgive me and everything will be well both going to expand this subject and is answered in Romans chapter 6 antinomianism live as you like this unfamiliar, the view, the preprinted enter Christian terms. The view that followers of Jesus Christ. People who are forgiven by the grace of God, all who profess to be forgiven by the grace of God can live as they like and do as they like and it doesn't really matter because after all, God is gracious and God is forgiving yet that you will need to live according to any standards, that's legalism commands that's Old Testament I we live under grace. Why not verse eight why not do evil that good may come. I would people say to me John. I know what I'm doing is wrong.

I know it's sinful but I'm still going to do it because I believe that at some point I will get in the presence of God and ask his forgiveness dangerous dangerous you wish.

But preachers of the free grace of God. As I preach. Preachers of eternal security.

As I believe and preach. We are sometimes accused of advocating a lifestyle of sin.

Neither your saved neither your eternally say you can live as you like. Why not do evil that good may come. God's righteousness is greater than I would unrighteousness and in fact the more that we sin, the greater will be God's grace. Paul's going to expand that to the end of Romans five into Romans six, but we get a taste of it here is an example. You think you see here you're involved in sin right now. When you think it's grace is wonderful got deficits wonderful God's love is wonderful for three years. My family and I lived in Gibraltar when I was 15 years old. My older brother who was 17 at the time myself and some of the boys from Gibraltar, supposedly under the leadership of an army officer to British army officer was going to take us to a Christian camp in Morocco at that time nights through his lack of leadership. So much for his leadership skills in the British Army.

All of the boys when able to get into marketable back to Gibraltar so my older brother George who was 17 to 17 I was 15 and another boy, 15, we had to Make Her Own Way in Morocco from Tangier. Some of you been there.

We went over the boat. The Straits of Gibraltar into Tangier and got a train I done to a place called canoe trip. If you been to Morocco is just north of the bat.

The capital quite an adventure for us. As you can imagine, and that we were going at her place we'd never been before. George and I had been in Morocco about life parents had taken us verifications into Morocco visit number missionaries and so on. Mainly medical missionaries.

So when you little bit about Morocco but there we were on the strain heading toward My father and had to buy this camp.

It was a camp led by Americans in American missionary and his family. Not sure what deprived childhood. I had never met an American. At that point can imagine living 15 years and never meeting an American and he was having a camp. The camp was free seminar in mind were going to free competition camp is true, run by an American was our view of Americans. What I can save all, but we thought of Americans as very outgoing people not exactly having the British reserve a little lighter spoken than the we were used to, but also very free and easy coming.

America was the land of the free the home of the brave.

It was what you could do anything you like. Erica all these movies and everything that we would like to see them but they were all made in America and so we arrived at this canoe trip late at night. No one was there to meet us so my older brother was like to be the leader and are of course what was the first to him sometimes. But anyhow we got there we got a taxi and we arrived at this farm, this man, this mission reminded of the farm and were meant not by him.

His name was Barnett Mr. Burnett with get used to his American accent was refund very quaint, and the were told were going to sleep in this huge tent flaps up roles of dad's and that we were the first campers to arrive adventure docked in the where we were woke up in the morning and another fell apart.

This is great we going to were going to explore. We jump bad talking know the all of a sudden we have this force laid on virus without voice of God's thought that back into bed when told to get back into bed. Since were six years old and where 15 1617-year-olds we found a place. Is this back into bed. Then he started telling us the rules of the camp. I and some of them were fairly obvious. Others were a little bizarre.

He had for teenage daughters and he made it very clear to us that there was no mixing bathing had a swimming pool with mixed bathing amine with our swim club and in Gibraltar. This idea that men and women could go into the swing same swimming pool together with. It was bizarre. We thought we come into a kind of a cult so we can be asked to drink the Kool-Aid next. What is this something that was very good. It was free for timely, and the cop and eyes they thought was the all-black but as the camp went this man student preached the Scriptures to us other campers came and we find out very soon for this man for all of his strictness is rules, all of which we didn't understand the we were brought up very conservatively but would never come across the fact that you could go into a swimming probe with people of the opposite sex.

It's an absolutely unbelievable but that it wasn't as America had all kinds of people and we realized that this man loved us and he cared for us and he would explain the rules and in spite of our initial reaction that we come to a place which was very, very strict was going be run like an army boot camp we realized that we enjoyed this and that the more we like Mr. Barnett with his art accent, the less and less onerous. The rules came in so as we laughed that camp.

After about 10 or 14 days. I think it was we all said this was one of the best experiences of our life in spite of the rules he and his wisdom what so I don't know who these parties are coming from Gibraltar. The British and the Scottish people, but I'm going to have these rules and we realized that these rules, which seem burdensome.

Where in fact fought out good and were written as it whereby a man who loved us and who sought best interest you: Scripture to become burdensome Bible says God's commandments are not burdensome to see the more you love Jesus Christ, you realize that these commandments GIS may seem restrictive to us. Particularly, which were when what younger and may seem to box us, and in fact for our good.

And the more that we love Christ, the more we understand the wisdom of Scripture and the fact that the gospel is free does not mean that were free to live as we like Paul is establishing that the condemnation of the Jew as well as the condemnation of the Gentile is just and the dog has the right to judge his own people, and God has the right to judge the Gentile and then the argument that promote sin cannot be writes that God's grace never never encourages us to sin. Can I say never do evil that good may come.

I was a false argument. Why not do evil that good may come no you always do what is good height of a love relationship for the Savior who loved us and gave himself for us, so the final arguments have ended, and the verdict is awaited.

As we will see next week. I ask you as we close with your final arguments. What reason are you giving for God not to pass judgment on you. What reason are you giving that you have never surrendered your life to Jesus Christ what's holding you back but your arguments stated bringing darts for those of us who were following Christ. We should welcome these kind of question so that we can answer them.

Let me ask those of you who are authentic followers of Jesus Christ. Why in God's name. Why are you continuing to go on in that sin, you know it's wrong, you know what that sin in your life is and you are presuming on the grace of God we saw that in chapter 2. Do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance. Yes, God has been very kind.

God is been very patient, you deserve condemnation, but God has withheld his judgment on you Don presuming that today come from the Pennsylvania because at any moment we can stand before a holy God.

Though the fact is, all of us. No exceptions. Today should be on their knees before God.

Silence and convicted of arson, Augustine said, all mine consider the greatness of thy sin by the greatness of the price paid for sin, to consider the greatness of your sin. But think of the greatness of the price paid, but your sins would be forgiven the very blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Here is whole. Here is transformation. Here is a for each one of us that in Jesus Christ the wonderful Savior of the world.

Any comments atones on the cross for our sins as Paul is going to present later in chapter 3 that is blonde and Shiite. His precious blood so that you whether you're Jewish, whether your religious whether you're the worst rascal in North Carolina. All of us may, and receive forgiveness of sin and the new life. So place your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and to pray saying is a well-known song about remember as we sing it. Yes, give thanks for all of the blessings of the past, particularly for Thanksgiving but use these blessings to promote in you a heart of love and of thankfulness and that you are not going to presume on the grace of God, but that you're going to live a holy life dedicated to her Savior. Father, we thank you for this passage so difficult for us. Forgive me father figure of the got some of this wrong with her.

Pray that the pilot of your spirit will you will use the seat soul and to bring transformation and renewal. We pray that none of us will presume on your grace.

Thank you for that grace and grace, which is greater than their sin and also that grace which forgives our sins and that grace which makes us hate our sin and to love Christ to your unique work now in our hearts we pray Christ


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