Lesson No. 509
Book of Romans, Chapter 3
"All Fall Short of The Glory of God"

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ROMANS CHAPTER 3
 
God remains faithful
 
1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? 2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God. 3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? 4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged. 5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man) 6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world? 7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner? 8 And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just. All people are sinners 9  What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; 10 as it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 11 there is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. 12  They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 13  Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: 14 whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: 15 their feet are swift to shed blood: 16 destruction and misery are in their ways: 17 and the way of peace have they not known: 18 there is no fear of God before their eyes. 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. Christ took our punishment 21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 22 even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: 23 for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; 26 to declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. 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.

Lesson No. 509           “All Fall Short of The Glory of God"

Romans Chapter 3                                                       04/12/2020
 
1)  Paul starts off where he ends in Chapter 2 by asking- what then is the benefit of living by the law when grace is a gift of faith?  (Hint: verses 1-2)
 
2)  If we don't believe in God or what He says, who's got the problem?  (Hint: 3-8)  Note  how true verse 4 is!
 
3)  But if the Jews have the 'oracles', does that make them better or more righteous?  (Hint: verses 9-12)  Check out verse 10- we ALL need Jesus!
 
4)  How bad are we?  (Hint: verses 13-19)  How do we know this?  Check out verse 20!
 
5)  Bottom line- verse 23.
 
6)  The gospel message, who we are, God's love, and how we come to a relationship with Jesus, is found in verses 23-25.
 
7)  Paul makes a startling revelation in verses 26-28, summed in verse 28.  We are justified or saved, without the law.
 
8)  But does this make the law of no effect in our lives?  Do we toss out the Old Testament?  (Hint: verses 29-31)
 
9)  We see that Jesus was the fulfillment of the law,  by faith we establish the law (verse 31) and, by faith we are saved, both Jew and Greek- all people.
 
10)  What do you make of verse 30?  Jews are justified by faith, where Gentiles are justified through faith?  Is this the difference of living by the law and hoping to make our hearts acceptable to God for salvation, or by faith through the 'way' to the Father through Jesus? 
 
Note- Abraham was justified by his faith prior to the law!!!


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