Sunday Morning: December 19, 2004
Text: Romans 1:15-17 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Romans 1:15 "So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also."
“THE GOSPEL TO YOU”
Romans 1:7 "To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called
to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father,
and the Lord Jesus Christ."
Romans 16:25-26 "Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation [uncovering] of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, 26. But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations [Jews and Gentiles] for [leading to] the obedience [attentive subjection] of [from] faith:"
2 Thessalonians 2:13-14 "But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation [so great salvation Heb. 2:3] through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14. Whereunto [salvation] he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ."
Romans 1:16 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto [leading to] salvation to every one that [the] believeth [present active participle, believing]; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."
Acts 16:31 "And they said, Believe [aorist active imperative] on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt (not leading to) be saved, and thy house."
Romans 4:11 "And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe [present active], though they be not circumcised; that righteousness (by faith) might be imputed unto them also:"
Romans 3:22 "Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of [from] Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe [present active participle]: for there is no difference:" (between faith and believe in the present tense)
Romans 1:17 "For therein is the righteousness of God revealed [present active, process] (by Paul’s gospel) from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith."
This word is a conjunction tying verse 17 with verse 16.
Romans 1:17 "For therein [neuter singular] is the righteousness of God revealed . . ."
Romans 1:16 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel [neuter singular] of Christ: . . . "
“RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD”
Matthew 6:33 "But seek [present active] ye first the kingdom of God, and his (God’s) righteousness; . . ."
Romans 3:21-22 "But now the righteousness of God without [in addition to, Mat. 14:21; 2 Cor. 11:28] the (moral) law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 22. Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:"
Romans 3:28 "Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without [in addition to] the deeds of the (moral) law."
Hebrews 11:6 "But without faith it is impossible to please him: . . and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."
Romans 1:17 "For therein is the righteousness of God revealed [present active, being uncovered] (by Paul’s gospel. . ."
2 Corinthians 3:13-16 "And not as Moses, which put a veil [covering] over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: 14. But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same veil [covering] untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which veil [covering] is done away in Christ. 15. But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart. 16. Nevertheless when it (Israel) shall turn to the Lord, the veil [covering] shall be taken away."
Romans 11:25 "For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in."
“FROM FAITH TO FAITH”
Romans 1:17 ". . . from [ek, out from] faith to [eis, leading to] faith: . . ."
2 Corinthians 10:15 ". . . having hope, when your faith is increased [present passive, growing], . . ."
Romans 10:17 "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." (preached)
Luke 1:6 "And they were both righteous [dikaiov, just] before God, walking [present middle] in all the commandments (moral law) and ordinances of the Lord blameless."
Philippians 3:6 "Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless."
Philippians 3:9 "And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:"
“SHALL LIVE BY FAITH”
Romans 1:17 ". .The just shall live by [by means of] faith."
Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
1 Peter 1:3-5 "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4. To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5. Who are kept [present tense, guarded] by the power of God through faith unto (so great) salvation (Heb 2:3) ready to be revealed [uncovered secret] in the last time."
Colossians 1:27 "To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:"