Sermons by Riley Driver

Sermons by Riley Driver

If God is for us who ca be against us?

Romans 8:18-39

REVIEW: The indwelling sin we all have is a tyrant whose dictates we hate and loathe like Paul. Like Paul, we struggle in vain by our own strength. So the problem boils down to his and our inability to win the war against sin. We want to do what is right, but find ourselves doing what we know is wrong. 7:24 So we all cry out in agony how wretched we are. We need to be rescued from our sins…
If our minds are ruled by the Spirit, we will have life and peace.

Romans 8:1-17

REVIEW: Paul’s and Our Conflict The indwelling sin we all have is a tyrant whose dictates we hate and loathe like Paul. Like Paul, we struggle in vain by our own strength. 7:14-23 So the problem boils down to his and our inability to win the war against sin. We want to do what is right, but find ourselves doing what we know is wrong. 7:24 So we all cry out in agony how wretched we are. We need to…
What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!

Romans 7:1-25

REVIEW & PREVIEW: What happens if and when you try to get rid of sin on your own? Jesus gives the answer in Luke 11:24-26. Paul provides the answer to defeating our sin nature at the end of this chapter and it will be similar to 6:14 The law demanded obedience, but grace supplies the will and the power to obey; grace breaks the mastery of sin as law could not. Marriage and the Law In these six verses we…
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life.

Romans 6:15-23

Who do you belong to? Who do you follow? REVIEW: Paul’s confession in 1 Timothy 1:13-15 Although born into Adam’s family, into sin, we are reborn into Jesus’ family and Jesus says in John 10:27-28 Question asked in 6:1 and answered in 6:2 By no means! (All other versions: God forbid! Certainly not! Absolutely not! Heaven forbid! May it never be! By no means! That’s unthinkable! What a ghastly thought! What a terrible thought!) 6:11-12 …count yourselves dead to sin…
For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.

Romans 6:1-14

Sanctification: This is no game of “Let’s Pretend” REVIEW: 5:20-21 Sin results in death. Death was the final result of Adam’s family, but now (!) life eternal is the result for those who believe in Jesus Christ and have joined His family. The sins of Adam’s life did not condemn us, but his one sin, his original sin. So it is with Jesus, His one act of going to the cross and dying paid the price for all of our…
Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 5:12-21

Righteousness: the state of him who is as he ought to be, acceptable to God Justification: the act of God declaring men free from guilt and acceptable to him 4:25 Jesus was raised to life for our justification Benefits of being justified by God because of our faith in Jesus: Eight that are immediate that we experience right away: 5:1 peace with God 5:2 access to God; standing before God; we can rejoice in the hope of the glory of…

Romans 5:1-11

Outline of Biblical Usage – Righteousness: the state of him who is as he ought to be, acceptable to God Outline of Bible Usage – Justification: the act of God declaring men free from guilt and acceptable to him Vines Expository Dictionary of NT Words – Justification: denotes “the act of pronouncing righteous, acquittal;” its precise meaning is determined by the verb dikaioo, “to justify” it is used to signify the determination of a person as just by acquittal from…
Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.

Romans 4:1-12

REVIEW Chapter 3 v1-3-5-7 all questions Paul came up with that he believed he would need to answer from those in Rome, especially Jews v2-4-6-8 all answers to the questions; 3:4 and 3:6 he says Certainly not! or May it never be! showing great disgust at these particular questions he expects to receive. v9 States all of us, past, present, future are all under sin, that we are all innately sinful. v10-18 In nine verses Paul shows fourteen sins (categories)…
Yet God freely and graciously declares that we are righteous.

Romans 3:1-31

REVIEW 2:25 You become effectively a Gentile if you do not believe. 2:28-29 Purpose of circumcision – Genesis 17:9-11 Then God said to Abraham, “As for you, you must keep my covenant, you and your descendants after you for the generations to come. This is my covenant with you and your descendants after you, the covenant you are to keep: Every male among you shall be circumcised. You are to undergo circumcision, and it will be the sign of the…
God's kindness is intended to lead you to repentance. Romans 2:4

Romans 2:1-16

Hypocrisy Then Jew or Gentile, ‘Do You Know Jesus?’ Review Paul’s wrote to the church in Rome to instruct them in the faith as no Apostle done as none had visited there. He wanted to tell them the truth about Jesus just as he had in Galatia, Thessalonica, and Corinth followed by letters of additional details, knowledge, and application. 1:1-9 Eight times Paul mentions Jesus or God’s son in the first nine verses and the gospel twice (v1 and v9).…
For in it God's righteousness is revealed from faith to faith just as it is written: the righteous will live by faith.

Romans 1:13-32

Review Who started the church in Rome? No one knows, but the result was errors in the faith. “Paul knew the Roman church had come into existence without the authoritative leadership of an Apostle of the Lord … and he wanted to add validity to their existence by instructing them in the faith through his epistle. He also desired to deposit a compendium of theological truth and the capital city of the empire was the natural place to do so”…
Romans 1:9-10

Romans 1:1-12

Romans – the Meat and Potatoes of Christianity. Romans – the Consititution of Christianity. Romans has 16 chapters, the longest of Paul’s letters. Romans is considered by many to be Paul’s Magnum Opus or the greatest work of his life. The early church saw Romans as the most significant letter that Paul wrote and today it is thought to be the most ordered, complete, and comprehensive statement from his pen. It is believed he wrote it on or about 57…