Sean Duncan teaching on the Romans 3 for the Romans Project. This is our second week of eight going through the book of Romans and breaking down the gospel Paul presents.
What we have in common with jew, gentile and us, who has sinned, and how are we justified,
God gets glory through his promise to ungodly people
God’s glory is displayed on the cross
21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—
God’s perfection includes moral perfection. The law points to moral perfection, but by God taking on human flesh, that is when God’s perfection becomes visibly seen, Christ upheld the law, but even more, we will see how God’s perfection plays out in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction:
What do all jews, gentiles, and even us have in common? Well, there is no distinction between us.
Galatians 3:28 says “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
The Hebrew word for sin has 3 meanings, to fall short of God’s words, to twist God’s word, to rebel from God’s word.
When any of these happen, we fail to meet the revealed perfection of God. we separate ourselves from God. because of our imperfection, we can not be in the presences of perfection, it would destroy us.
24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
Justification: An instantaneous legal act by God in which he,
sees our sin as forgiven and
Christ’s righteousness as our own, and (2)
declares us to be righteous in his sight.
We instantaneously become seen in God’s eyes as righteous, and pure, and flawless when we have faith in Jesus christ as our lord and savior
We are “JUSTIFIED BY HIS GRACE” TO “THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST”, see VERSE 22.
Redemption: Liberation procured by the payment of a ransom
Procured: obtain (something), especially with care or effort
Jesus PAYS for your righteousness with His blood
25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.
Propitiation: A sacrifice that bears the fullness of God’s wrath and in doing so changes God’s wrath toward us into favor.
A wrath bearing sacrifice
Atone: payment in the place of another
Animals could not absorb the fullness of God’s wrath or permanently turn his wrath into favor.
26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
God’s perfection in both being Just and in Justifying
God’s glory is displayed on the Cross.