October 25, 2020

The Gospel is Resisted

Bible Text: Romans 3:9-20 |

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I’d say the first three messages in our current preaching series have given us a sense of the depth of Paul’s explanation of what it means to experience the power of the gospel. And this week’s message is no exception as we hear that one facet of the gospel is that it is resisted. Humanity is not drawn to the message or to God.

The sin nature that grips us acts as a block to our understandings and desires. Paul says it in multiple ways in the passage, citing seven Old Testament passages in making his argument that, “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God.”

As we approach Romans 3:9-20, we’ll see that, if we’re to walk in “the way of peace,” we must admit our sinfulness knowing that we are inclined to resist the obvious, being all-consumed by our own sin, and that until we accept what God has revealed in his Word, we risk missing out on the salvation—the solution—he offers us through his Son, Jesus Christ.

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Sermon Notes

The Power of the Gospel (Romans 1–8)
The Gospel is Resisted
Romans 3:9-20
Todd Dugard

October 25, 2020

If I’m to walk in “the way of peace,” I must admit my sinfulness…

…but I am inclined to resist the obvious (v. 9-12)

…being all-consumed by my own sin (v. 13-18)

…and until I accept what God has revealed in his Word (v. 19)

…I risk missing out on the salvation he offers (v. 20)