Joy & Blessing of Forgiveness
Audio
Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
April 8, 2018
Central Passage
Romans 4:1-8
Subject
AM Sermon
Description

INTRODUCTION:

             A.          Paul quoted Psalm 32:1-2

             B.          Key words:

                          1.         Iniquity; “Lawlessness; wickedness; unrighteousness”; Isaiah 59:1-2

                          2.         Sin; “Missing the mark”

                          3.         Impute; “To put down to a persons account”

            C.         Because the forgiven person is blessed; He can:

                        1.         Appreciate the love of God; Romans 5:6-10

                        2.         Appreciate the grace of God; Romans 3:24

                        3.         Appreciate the longsuffering of God; Romans 2:4

                        4.         Appreciate the sacrifice of Christ; Romans 5:9

            D.        Realizing forgiveness should motivate obedience; Romans 6:17-18

            E.         The reality of forgiveness should help us to rejoice; Romans 5:1-2

 

I.          BEFORE FORGIVENESS:

            A.        One is condemned; Romans 3:23-24; 8:1, 9; Romans 2:4-10

            B.         One is in bondage to sin; Romans 3:24; 6:17-18

                        1.         Sinners may view Christianity; Romans 12:1-2

                        2.         People in sin are in a state of moral slavery; II Peter 2:19

            C.         Before forgiveness one is alienated from God; Romans 5:8-10

 

II.         BLESSINGS IN FORGIVENESS:

            A.        Life; Romans 6:1-4

                        1.         “Life” is not merely biological existence; Ecclesiastes 12:7

                        2.         Man cannot “live” by bread alone; Matthew 4:4

                        3.         Christians have life now; John 10:10; Titus 1:2

            B.         Hope; Romans 8:24; I Peter 1:3-5

            C.         Peace; Romans 5:1; 4:7-8

            D.        Joy; Romans 5:2

                        1.         The eunuch rejoiced in his forgiveness; Acts 8:39

                        2.         The Philippians Jailer; Acts 16:34

                        3.         The first century brethren; Acts 2:46

 

III.       BECOMING A BLESSING:

            A.          The one forgiven is blessed but he is also a blessing to others; Matthew 6:14-15

            B.          He exerts the right influence; I Timothy 4:12

            C.          He seeks to lead others to forgiveness; Matthew 28:18-20

 

CONCLUSION:

            A.        Obtaining forgiveness:  The power is in the blood; Colossians 1:14; Romans 5:9; 6:1-4

            B.         Covering sins cannot be accomplished by human measures; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5

            C.         Sins are covered by God’s grace and the blood of Jesus

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