Romans – The Gospel of God (Part 51)

Professing to be wise, they became fools,  and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.” Romans 1:22-25

We are looking carefully into the Apostle Paul’s words about the “wrath of God” that has been revealed against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, “who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.” In our last study we looked at how people who “knew” God did not glorify God as God, “nor were thankful.” They became “futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.” Even though people professed themselves to be wise, “they became fools.” They changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible people and birds, four-footed animals and creeping things.

How did God respond to their behavior?

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Teaching Notes: On God’s Work for the Disciple (Part 2)

In the first part of our article about God’s Work for the Disciple, we looked at how to discover God’s work for disciples, how to spend our time discipling new Christians, best ways to disciple new Christians, and the spiritual principle of multiplication.

We move now to the second part which will look at making disciples, motivating disciples and marking disciples.

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Romans – The Gospel of God (Part 50)

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.” Romans 1:18-23

Paul makes many powerful points in his opening remarks to the church in Rome. The current context is God’s wrath revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men.

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Teaching Notes: On God’s Purpose For The Disciple (Part 2)

We are currently looking at Teaching Notes from a discipleship seminar taught in churches more than 40 years ago. We spent several days with each church sharing insights God had shared with us about being a committed follower of Jesus Christ.

So far in our series we have looked at –

We now look at the second part of God’s Purpose For The Disciple.

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Romans – The Gospel of God (Part 49)

“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.” Romans 1:20-21

It’s important as we study Romans that we don’t miss God’s purpose when He inspired Paul to write it. God is revealing Himself to those He created in His “image” and “likeness” (Genesis 1:26-27).

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