Sermons on Romans 3
Because of Christ there is no condemnation, only deep transformation.
What are some implications of the fact that God has founded Christianity on a book that has difficult passages?
Who are they whose condemnation is just? Those who play games with the Word of God.
Christianity is not a narrow, provincial, or tribal religion. It declares things that have to do with the whole world.
Turn away from all the intellectual, physical, and religious tactics the world uses to evade its guilt, and rest in Jesus.
We unseat judges with indignation who acquit the guilty. Our moral sensibility is outraged when wrong and guilt are given legal sanction. Yet at the heart of our gospel stands the sentence: God justifies the ungodly who trust in him.
God put sent Christ to die in order to demonstrate his righteousness.
Being justified means being forgiven, being reckoned righteous, being loved by God, and being secured by God forever.
The moral law in the Old Testament is not a ladder for climbing, but a track for riding in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Boasting matters to Paul because it is the outward form of the inward moral corruption that lies behind all the evils and miseries of the world.
Where racial harmony doesn’t flourish, the cross of Christ is dishonored and the sovereignty of God is obscured.
God is one, and everyone he justifies is justified in the same way. Therefore he is God not only over the Jews but over all peoples.