Jesus Is Lord Of All
Romans 10:13 (p. 1760) September 3, 2017
For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile – the same Lord
is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for,
“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Romans 10:13 (from Joel 2:32 through Acts 2)
Intro: 1) a quick review of the “all’s” in Romans
2) read this passage as if Paul were writing to Anacortes = Doug’s translation
The stumbling block
Because they pursued [righteousness] as if were by works.
- The “stumbling block” is JESUS (but the Jesus revealed by God in his Word!)
- My biggest problem is MYSELF
One way to righteousness
That if you confess . . . . and believe . . . you will be saved.
- Confession means CRY OUT IN AGREEMENT WITH GOD THAT JESUS IS MY LORD!
- Belief means EMBRACE GOD’S WORK (ESPECIALLY THE JESUS STORY
AND THE RESSURECTION) AS FOR ME
Paul’s prayer today
Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.
- Grow MATURE = REPRODUCING believers
— building: strong foundation of the Apostles and Prophets
— family: resolving conflict, sharing family values
— temple: evidence of the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit
— branches: connected to the vine, producing fruit
à Paul’s evangelistic plan WAS the church:
— Acts 11:19-30; Acts 13
— Acts 16:1-5; 18:23 –> the entire letter to the Romans!
More study resources for Romans 9-11
Tim Browning’s “The Whole Creation Groans . . .” at https://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/onsite/mp3/romans_browningpdf.html
Bob Deffinbaugh’s sermon “The Only Road” at https://bible.org/series/romans-righteousness-god
Ligon Duncan’s messages at http://www.fpcjackson.org/resource-library/sermons/greetings-from-an-apostle
John Murray’s Redemption Accomplished and Applied (Eerdmans, 1955).
Michael Horton’s “Romans from 30,000 Feet” from “An Overview of the Book of Romans”, http://www.reformationtheology.com/2011/04/romans_from_30000_feet_by_mich.php
Kim Riddlebarger’s “And So All Israel Will Be Saved?” at http://kimriddlebarger.squarespace.com/sermons-on-pauls-epistle-to-th/
Sinclair Ferguson’s “The Great Exchanges of Romans” at
F.F. Bruce’s paraphrase of Romans at https://biblicalstudies.org.
uk/pdf/eq/1958-2_bruce.pdf or Paternoster Press (1965); Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set Free (Eerdmans, 1977); and The Epistle of Paul to the Romans (Eerdmans, 1963). I like Bruce’s poem on page 162:
To run and work the law commands,
Yet gives me neither feet nor hands;
But better news the gospel brings:
It bids me fly and gives me wings.
Tim Keller’s Romans For You (The Good Book, 2014).
William Hendriksen’s Romans in BNTC (Baker Books, 1980).
James Boice’s Romans, Volume 3: God and History (Baker Books, 1991).
Earl Palmer’s Romans series notes “The Greatest Book”, Winter 2002, University Presbyterian Church, Seattle.