When Humanity Stands in Silence (Romans 3:9-20)

Key Idea: It takes great faith to believe you’re an unrighteous sinner in need of Jesus. Faith to acknowledge the universal condition (vv.9-10) Faith to admit that sin is humanity’s natural bent (vv.11-12) Faith to agree on blatant evidence of depravity (vv.13-18) Faith to accept God’s verdict for the unrighteous (v.19-20)...

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Beware of Hypocrisy (Romans 2:12-24)

Key Idea: The privilege of knowing God does not justify but instead reveals hypocrisy that will condemn us if we are without Christ. I. Privileged knowledge does not save (v.12-16) a. Obedience vs. Possession of the law b. The Universal Law Within II. Privileged knowledge reveals hypocrisy (v.17-24) a. Confronting hypocrisy b. Cases of hypocrisy c. Consequence of hypocrisy...

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Better With the Spirit (John 16:4b-15)

Key Idea: Three realities about the Holy Spirit for strength in gospel sharing and gospel life. Three realities about the Holy Spirit: I. The Comforting Presence of the Spirit (v.4b-7) Our Advantageous Position Our Advocate’s Permanence II. The Convicting Power of the Spirit (v.8-11) Convicts people of their unbelief in Jesus Convicts people of their need for Jesus Convicts people of unbelief’s judgment III. The Clarifying Position of the Spirit (v.12-15) Clarifies Truth Clarifies His relationship to Father and Son Clarifies Jesus...

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