Righteousness Revealed In Romans
Audio
Delivered By
Phil Rainwater
Delivered On
September 15, 2019
Central Passage
Romans 1:16-20
Subject
PM Sermon
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SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 P.M. SERVICE

RIGHTEOUSNESS REVEALED IN ROMANS

ROMANS 1:16-20

INTRODUCTION:

A.  Greek word: “Dikaiosune” used 35 times in Romans

      1.  “Righteousness; acceptance as righteousness; fair; equitable; virtue”

      2.  In Christ, one is made righteous; II Peter 1:3

B.  God possesses “inherent righteousness”; Romans 3:5

      1.  Seen as faithfulness and truthfulness, consistent with His nature; Titus 2:1

      2.  Shown in the death of Jesus; Romans 3:25-26

      3.  He does not regard sin lightly; Ezekiel  18:4

C.  Righteousness involves “right action”; Romans 6:1-7 (1,2), 17-18

D.  God’s righteousness revealed in the gospel as His way to justify mankind

E.  Our lesson: “Righteousness Revealed in Romans”

I.  GOD’S WRATH IS REVEALED AGAINST UNRIGHTEOUSNESS:

     Romans 1:18

A.  Unrighteousness is ungodliness: A lifestyle; Romans 1:32

B.  Unrighteousness is obeyed; Romans 2:8

C.  Unrighteousness is identified; Romans 1:29-31

D.  Unrighteousness hinders; Romans 1:18

E.  Unrighteousness commends (proves) God’s righteousness; Romans 2:5

II.  GOD’S RIGHTEOUNESS IS INHERENT; HIS NATURE:

A.  Revealed to man; Romans 1:17

B.  It is made known; Romans 3:21-22

C.  God’s righteousness was shown in the death of Christ; Romans 3:25-26

III.  MAN’S RIGHTEOUSNESS:

A.  A “reckoned righteousness”; Paul’s writings:

     1.  “Eis” = “with a view to”; Romans 4: 3-5, 9, 22

     2.  Exercised faith produces righteousness; Hebrews 11:8-18 (17-18)

B.  Man is made righteous by God’s forgiveness; Romans 4:7; 1:16-17

C.  Made righteous, man is to remain righteous; Romans 6:1-2

      1.  The body to be an instrument of righteousness; Romans 6:12-13

      2.  Obedience is unto righteousness; Romans 6:15-16

      3.  We are to be servants of righteousness; Romans 6:18

      4.  Present ourselves as servants of righteousness; Romans 6:19

CONCLUSION:

A.  God makes man righteous by obedient faith; Romans 1:16; 16:26

B.  God is righteous and he requires man to be righteous; Titus 2:11-12