Romans 1-4 – Week 3 –  Understanding God’s Judgement

Dave Riddle – 10/01/2017

Key Passage: Romans 2:1-16

Self-condemnation

  • Romans 2:1-2
    • We underestimate God’s standard of perfection.
    • We underestimate the depth of our own sinfulness.

Rooted in the truth

  • Romans 2:2
  • Romans 2:3-4
  • “Do you really think…”
    • logizomai (Greek: λογζομαι) – to take into account, to make an account of…

An outcome of unrepentant

  • Romans 2:5
  • Hardened heart
      • sklērotēs (Greek: σκληρτης) – hardness, obstinacy, stubbornness

Compensation for everyday actions

  • Romans 2:6-10
  • Judgement is based on works. Salvation is not.
    • The criterion for salvation is faith alone. The manifestation of that salvation is a changed life.
    • Ephesians 2:8-10

Perfectly objective and impartial

  • Romans 2:11
    • There is no favoritism with God.

Comprehensive

  • Romans 2:16
  • 2 Corinthians 5:10
  • Hebrews 9:27
  • Revelation 22:12

1 Kings 3:16-28

  • What was Solomon looking for?

James 2:14-26

  • Faith without works is dead.