WELCOME to the CORNERSTONE INDEPENDENT CHURCH A Non-denominational, Bible Based, Online Ministry
                                     WELCOME to the                  CORNERSTONE                   INDEPENDENT                          CHURCH             A Non-denominational,                     Bible Based,                   Online Ministry

                  Romans Sermon Series                                         Romans 3:27-31                        Sermon #26-3214  (RW-72121)

Thank You for being an evangelist with us.                 Spread the Word by passing this website and Pastor Freede's Sermons on to all you can. The messege of the Gospel is here for all to read and give.

Be blessed in all you do for our Lord and Savior.   

Thank You

Romans 3:27-31  Sermon #26-3214  (RW-72121) 
    As we begin today, I would like to repeat what we closed our last sermon in Romans with and that was verse 26 of Chapter 3 26 ------that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. 
   God has declared His righteousness to all men through Jesus Christ. God has made Him to be just and the justifier of anyone that will put his faith in the sacrifice of atonement, the blood of Christ that washes away our sin, the price that was paid in full for us through God's Mercy and receive the free undeserved gift of salvation through the Grace of God. 
27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. 
28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. 
29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also: 
30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith. 
31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.. --------------------------------- 27 Where is boasting then? 
     I would like you to think for a moment about the seemingly never ending sacrifices that were made for the sins of the Hebrew people. Why were they made?  
    Because God commanded it! Obedience to the law of God brought the people with not only the correct offering but the best they had to offer. Obedience to the law of God put the blood on the alter, but faith in that blood covered their sin until a better offering was to be made. So you see, although Faith was always part of the law. Obedience came first because disobedience brought sin into the world. Faith in that obedience is where boasting came in. Believing if one did everything right according to the Law of God, he would be righteous in the sight of God. This boasting even went as far as believing because God gave the Law to them, the Jews, they were chosen to be just or justified above everyone else. When faith took a back seat or became viewed as secondary in importance, the law became works that man could and would boast in. In other words "look at what we have done, God owes us for our compliance to His guidelines." Faith in the shed innocent blood of the animals for the sins of the priest kept the priest alive as he made atonement for the people. Faith that a life was given so a life would not be taken. Faith that life is in the blood. Let me ask you something. If you read the Bible or at least are taught right from wrong according to the Word of God and do those things to the best of your ability all of your life, will you be saved? Will you go to heaven? Will you live eternally with our Lord? ---------------No!       Faith and Faith alone brings salvation. If all of your goodness, all of your following of ethical and moral codes and rules, all of your adherence to the Ten Commandments (as much as humanly possible) could be counted as righteousness before God, then God would owe you salvation. At least as much as you earned by your good works. But God---"My favorite Words from the Bible" But God owes no one. The only works that God recognizes is the good works done through Jesus Christ, by His design and strength, for His Glory. 
Eph 2:8-10 
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. The only works God recognizes is His work in you, through you, for Him. 
Romans 11:34-36 
34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been His counsellor? 
35 Or who hath first given to Him, and it shall be recompensed to him again? 
36 For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to whom be glory forever. Amen 
Returning to our text, Paul says: 27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. 28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. 
A man is justified---declared righteous by the highest of Highest of high judges and courts; God Himself in the sight of all who dwell in His Kingdom, by the law of faith. John 3:16------------that whoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. ------------without the deeds of the law. 
   So the works of the law are excluded. The law given to the Jews. Not to say the law is excluded, only to say the law is what brings about the knowledge of the need for faith and faith alone. 29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:
 30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith. 
Deut 6:4                                                                                            Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: 
There really is little difference between the words by and through in verse 30. The emphasis is on the circumcised and the uncurcumcised which is another way of saying, those who were given the law and those who were not. Paul has completely removed any better than thou implications from what he has been saying. Jews are no closer to being saved with the law than Gentiles are without it. There can be no boasting. Without faith and faith alone all is lost. One might ask "why was the law given at all?" 
31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law. 
For this we have only to jump back about 10 verses and reiterate what Paul has been saying throughout this chapter. 
19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. 
20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. 
Having and knowing of the law brings the knowledge of sin. It is God's Righteous law that brings us to the realization we are lost of our own accord. Knowledge of the perfection that is required to fulfill the law brings us to look for the perfect substitute, the only offering that will satisfy the requirements the only sacrifice that will redeem us from the wrath of God. Once again it must be a blood offering.
 Lev 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.     That offering was made in Jesus Christ and all it takes is Faith that He shed His blood for you and then rose again to be our High Priest. Death cannot hold a sinless man. A man that is declared righteous in the eyes of God by faith and faith alone in His Son Jesus Christ shall be raised to live with our High Priest. Amen!

Pastor Steven Freede
Cornerstone Independent Church Ministry
Original Sermon Date 3/2/14

Print Print | Sitemap Recommend this page Recommend this page
© Pastor Steven Freede /Cornerstone Independent Church Ministry