The Three Uses of the Law (Romans 2:14-15, 3:19-20, 4:15, 7:7-12: 10:5, 13:8-10)

Sep 25, 2016

Scripture: Romans 2:14-15, 3:19-20, 4:15, 7:7-12: 10:5, 13:8-10

Preacher: Rev. David Inks

Sermon Outline
Introduction
I. CIVIL – Natural
II. EVANGELICAL – convicts to Christ
III. CHRISTIAN LIFE – for obedience to God
Conclusion

Romans 2:14-15
14 For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15 They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them

Romans 3:19-20
19 Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20 For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

Romans 4:15
15 For the law brings wrath, but where there is no law there is no transgression.

Romans 7:7-12
7 What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.” 8 But sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of covetousness. For apart from the law, sin lies dead. 9 I was once alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin came alive and I died. 10 The very commandment that promised life proved to be death to me. 11 For sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me. 12 So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.

Romans 10:5
5 For Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that the person who does the commandments shall live by them.

Romans 13:8-10
8 Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9 For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

– Additional Reading –
Romans 5:5
5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Romans 7:22
22 For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being,

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