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Bill Acton :: Romans 10:1-21 - Justification by Faith

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Sermon Outline for Romans 10:1-21

  1. Justification by Faith – Romans 8-9
    1. God saves sinners completely
    2. The Gospel of the grace of God
      1. The sovereignty of God in salvation
        1. Sanctification
        2. Glorification
        3. Predestination
        4. Election
  1. Continuation of the Theme – Romans 10
    1. Salvation of Jew
    2. Salvation of Gentile
    3. The necessity of repetition
      1. Testimony
      2. Preaching
      3. Sent
      4. Read
  1. The Fact of Salvation
    1. “Saved”
      1. Uncomfortable word to the unbeliever
      2. Ray Stedman
    2. Paul’s concern for the Israelites in His prayers
      1. Our concern
      2. Chief thing – to be saved
    3. The Israelites’ problem
      1. Self-righteousness – attempts to establish their own
        1. A merit system
        2. A works system
        3. Keeping the law by ritual – not by faith
        4. Zeal that is not of faith
          1. Jehovah’s Witnesses – Mormons
          2. Activities – programs – committees
          3. Fruitless
          4. Paul had been in self-righteousness
      2. Failure to trust Christ
        1. He is the goal – purpose – end of the law
      3. Unwillingness of Jew and Gentile to be saved by grace
        1. Righteousness by faith
          1. Not law
          2. Not ritual
        2. Our forms can be hypocritical – empty
        3. Faith never looks at worth of self-merit
        4. Christ is the end – the goal
          1. Fulfills it all
            1. All the shadows
            2. All the types
            3. All the demands
        5. All the law – points to Christ
        6. Now the love of Christ constrains – controls
          1. In obedience to God
    4. The saving work of God
      1. The Lordship of Christ
      2. The believing in the heart
      3. The confession with the mouth – the testimony
      4. The overview of the salvation experience
        1. The Gospel of the grace of God
        2. Sin and death
        3. God’s – election and predestination – unconditional
        4. Effective atonement
          1. Limited – definite
        5. Effective calling – conversion
        6. Certainty of glory
          1. Growing – in sanctification
          2. Glorification
      5. Salvation of Jew and Gentile – no difference
  2. The Process of Salvation
    1. The preaching
      1. All – saved are preachers
      2. Some – have a designated call
        1. Set free
        2. Fully devoted
        3. Shepherds
        4. Must be recognized by the church
        5. The ordaining
          1. Called by a local church
          2. Ordained by a local church
            1. Act 13
            2. Set apart
            3. Cannot be man-made
        6. A preacher is a channel of the Word of God
          1. Nice sermons are not sufficient
          2. Entertaining sermons are useless
          3. Good outlines are inadequate
        7. A preacher is a man thru whom it pleases Christ to speak His Word
    2. The hearing
      1. The Word
      2. The opening of the heart of Lydia – Jhn 8
      3. Impossible for man
      4. Given by God
        1. By His Spirit, in His Word
        2. Thru His preacher
    3. The believing in the heart
    4. The sending
      1. He sends
        1. Christ
      2. We are sent
        1. Apostles – Missionaries
        2. “As the Father…”
      3. Our priority
        1. Our career
      4. A church full of sent people
  3. The Purpose of Salvation
    1. The glory of God
    2. The testimony of the elect
      1. The response to God
      2. To say – Jesus is Lord
      3. The importance of testimony
      4. Do we have a testimony?
      5. Can you say how long since you have confessed?
      6. People I have known
        1. Gone – Never had a testimony
      7. With the mouth do it – boldly
        1. Declaration
        2. Get free
        3. Do not fear
      8. The serving testimony
        1. Volunteer
        2. Sign-ups
        3. Have a testimony
      9. Testimony of the tongue
      10. The testimony of holiness
        1. Purity – Honesty
        2. Overcoming the world
        3. Don’t give in
        4. Basketball team
          1. Their testimony
      11. The testimony of humility
        1. Do not need to win the argument
        2. To win your way
        3. Win thru self-assertion – but lose your testimony
      12. The testimony of priorities
        1. Lord
        2. Marriage
        3. Family
        4. Church – Personal growth attendance
        5. World
      13. The united testimony
        1. A church with a testimony before God
          1. To each other
          2. Locally
          3. Nation
          4. World
  4. How Great Is the Lord
    1. We are in His great plan
      1. Saved
      2. Sent
      3. Giving testimony
Romans 10:1-8 - Christ Is the End of the Law ← Prior Section
Romans 10:9-10 - The Assurance of Salvation - Righteousness Next Section →

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