Romans 10

Volume 10: Saving Faith

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Jun 1, 1998

Book Description

Why do religious people not believe the gospel? What is involved in truly believing it? What about those who have never even heard the gospel? Who should tell them about it?

This volume of sermons on Romans 10 provides answers to all these pressing questions.

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One 1
The context of chapter 10 – analysis of the chapter – reasons for returning to justification by faith – Paul’s love for the Jews – prayer and evangelism – election and the open offer.
Two 14
A warning concerning false zeal – examples from church history – defining zeal – the dangers of zeal without knowledge – tests of false and true zeal – a call for true zeal.
Three 28
The meaning of ‘knowledge’ – its importance – the dangerous tendency to discount precise knowledge – niceness is not grace – the Jews’ ignorance of the righteousness demanded by God.
Four 40
Ignorance of the futility of trying to make oneself righteous and of God’s way of salvation – four facts about God’s salvation – the response it calls for.
Five 52
The Christian’s charter – the inescapable demands of the law – Christ, the fulfilment of the law – the necessity of believing in Christ.
Six 63
Paul’s purpose in writing chapter 10 – its relevance today – God’s clear demands – the error of the Jews – the requirement of the law.
Seven 75
The preacher of the law – the preacher of faith – Paul’s purpose in quoting Moses – the availability of salvation – its certainty – the clear revelation – its simplicity – ways of refusing it – a call to believe.
Eight 89
The content of saving faith – Jesus is Jehovah, Sovereign Lord of the universe.
Nine 100
The priority of doctrine – the truth of the incarnation – the virgin birth – the lordship of Christ seen in the Gospels – the truth about Jesus: the physical resurrection – its importance.
Ten 108
The resurrection shows the meaning of Christ’s death – an apparent contradiction resolved – the unity of biblical doctrine – the resurrection shows that our justification has been achieved.
Eleven 117
The resurrection shows Christ’s victory – a guarantee of Pentecost – Christ’s ascension, enthronement and second coming – the judgment – God’s universal kingdom – consequences of the resurrection for the individual Christian.
Twelve 128
The content of faith: the danger of omitting too much -contemporary applications – the danger of including too much – New Testament heresies – an urgent problem today – the essential message.
Thirteen 142
The characteristics of saving faith – the part played by belief and confession – a safeguard against two dangers – the meaning of ‘heart’ – the answer to a modern fallacy – the seat of unbelief.
Fourteen 154
The necessity of believing from the heart – cautionary examples from church history – and contemporary theology – theological intellectualism ­regeneration essential for salvation.
Fifteen 165
The components of saving faith: truth received by the mind – convicts the heart – leads to repentance – fear – and a longing for deliverance – brings about trust, committal, peace, thankfulness and praise – saving faith given by God.
Sixteen 176
Assurance is part of faith – as taught in the Bible – by the Reformers – in the Westminster Confession – assurance is not essential for salvation – the proof of faith: confession – the obedience of faith.
Seventeen 187
Confession of faith is essential – its fivefold meaning for early Christians – its outworking today – what it is not.
Eighteen 197
Confession with the mouth: a definition – the result of the nature of the truth – and the constraining power of the truth – and the changes experienced – six ways of confessing Christ.
Nineteen 209
Paul’s use of Scripture – learning from Paul’s methods – the glory of the Scriptures – the purpose of the prophets – the essence of the gospel.
Twenty 219
The certainty of salvation – acceptance by God – deliverance from all enemies – for anybody who believes – ‘no difference’, a threefold application for Jews – God the Lord and Creator of all.
Twenty-one 229
The riches of God’s grace to all people – the unsearchable riches of Christ- for full salvation – covering every sin – giving every spiritual gift.
Twenty-two 240
Calling on the name of the Lord – our sole requirement for salvation – the person who ‘calls’ – the greatness of God – defining a Christian – three conclusions for today – against Dispensationalist teaching.
Twenty-three 252
Verses 14-17: understanding the context – their purpose and teaching – the charter for foreign missions- the position of those who have never heard the gospel.
Twenty-four 264
The place of preaching – its importance – the limitations of reading – ‘preaching’, its two meanings explained – the preacher as the commissioned herald.
Twenty-five 275
The preacher, a herald who is sent – a twofold call – sent by the church – New Testament practice – six conclusions and applications.
Twenty-six 286
Recognising God’s internal call – renouncing secular employment – the preacher’s message: the facts about Christ.
Twenty-seven 297
The preacher’s message: good news – the importance of true teaching – ‘good news’, a way of assessing a preacher’s message – six negative examples – why the gospel is good news.
Twenty-eight 308
The preacher’s message, good things – the need for repetition – characteristics of the good things – God’s superlative love – content of the good things – justification, sanctification, glorification.
Twenty-nine 320
A problem: not all believe – a fulfilment of prophecy – importance of the Old Testament – the meaning of ‘hearing’ – two types of hearing – how faith is produced.
Thirty 333
How to recognise true hearing: the test of obedience – characteristics of the obedience of faith – the teaching of James and Paul – the necessity for obedience – obedience contrasted with activism.
Thirty-one 344
How to recognise true hearing: the test of joy – the contemporary church fails the test – reasons for the lack of joy – how to distinguish between false and true joy.
Thirty-two 356
Paul’s love for the Jews – why have some not obeyed? – not through lack of hearing – the universality and availability of the gospel.
Thirty-three 366
Why some have not obeyed: not through lack of clear teaching – the Jews condemned by Moses – and by Isaiah – the failure of the Jews: wrong views of salvation.
Thirty-four 376
Failure to see that salvation is by God’s election – prejudiced and cantankerous hearts – the rejection of God’s loving appeal – God’s election and human responsibility.
Thirty-five 388
Applying the teaching – the unity of the Bible – reliance on tradition and human effort as the enemies of the gospel – humility – the authority of the Bible – spiritual understanding – watchfulness – openness to the Spirit – God’s unfailing purpose.



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