Sunday, April 06, 2014

Sermon by Rich Richardson on Romans 2:12-16

Wrath is coming, for the religious too. We will get exactly what we deserve.

Justified = Right before God
It is not enough to hear the law. God's standard is perfect obedience of the law.
Religious people will be judged by an impartial God. For all the times they worshipped something or someone other than God.
There are no loopholes. Is it as bad as all that? It's worse.

The bad news: We need to be saved from God Himself.
The good news: Christ Jesus, mentioned in verse 16.

Christ = title meaning anointed
Jesus = the Lord saves

If our only hope is perfect obedience, then our only hope is Jesus.
How can Jesus be judged for our disobedience? It doesn't make sense. That's why we call it amazing grace.

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