Their condition bothered Paul. The Mosaic law was over; Gentiles who obeyed the gospel were considered God's children. John Piper May 30, 1999 92 Shares Sermon. For they being ignorant of God's righteousness--that is, for the justification of the guilty. 2 BUT... THEIR CONDEMNATION... WAS THAT THEY WERE NOT SUBMITTING TO GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS! The context. The sheep heard his voice and they knew that this was the one that came by the predicted route, and men could test his claims on the basis of the Scriptures they had. These three chapters are concerned with these very real problems and questions entertained by Paul's Jewish readers. Their problem was sin, just like the Gentiles. Zeal did not justify disobedience; their sincerity and passion did not excuse their ignorance and disobedience. There is nothing about the word itself that demands a public or oral declaration to others. Paul said they … Living After The Example of Christ –Romans 15: 1-7. They may be good people in some ways; likeable people . Brethren, my heart’s desire, &c. — Here the apostle proceeds to show the cause of that rejection of the Jews which he had spoken of in the preceding chapter, namely, their rejecting that way of obtaining righteousness and salvation appointed by God. ROMANS 10:9-10 (Paul) 9 That if you shall confess 1 with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved. Dr. Chalmers pertinently says that people are not always blamable for not. For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. Greek: Adelphoi, e men eudokia t es em es kardia s kai e deesis pros ton th eon hu per auton eis soterian. Who could claim to teach the Jews anything about zeal. Romans 10:1-3. Do you know people who have not obeyed the gospel? 10:3 For being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, Displays of emotion and zeal do not compensate for ignorance, or disobedience! John Piper and how shall they hear without a preacher? All right - - What do you do when something bothers you? There was a fervency and passion about their religious beliefs and behavior. By Warren E. Berkley From Expository Files 5.9; September 1998. Paul now shows what is the righteousness of God which the Jew ignored; namely, that righteousness of which Christ was the consummation. If one does not believe in him, the stone that should become the foundation stone becomes a stone over which one trips and is destroyed.8 In Rom. The issue is stated by Paul in chapter eleven and verse one: "Has God cast away His people?" The name ‘*Christ’ had a special meaning for *Jews. 15:6,9). 3 Not recognising God's saving justice they have tried to establish their own, instead of submitting to the saving justice of God. Because he himself, before obeying the gospel, was extremely zealous! Romans 10 Israel's Unbelief. The Christian And His Weaker Brother — Romans 14: 13-18. Twice in Romans, the confession is made to God (14:11; 15:9; compare its use in 1 John 1:9). John Piper Jan 12, 2014 83 Shares Sermon. Christ came and the apostle Paul preached Him as the Messiah, the crucified Savior who is "the end of the law," (10:4). Surely that is a good goal. In the volumes and libraries of Jewish history, writers recount the heroic zeal of the Jews, which finally culminated in the bloody sorrow of Masada, where Eleazar Ben Yair made his courageous stand against the Tenth Legion of Rome ... and when all hope was cut off in that great battle - 960 men, women and children ended their own lives, rather than become slaves to their conquerors. of the new people of God (cf. The order should be: Knowledge --> submitting to the righteousness of God, and then --> Zeal. Paul’s Ambition To Preach The Gospel — Romans 15: 20-29 Paul - in his life as a Pharisee - is an example of the zeal and passion of these people. 4 For e Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. They have an obvious interest in some aspects of bible teaching. 2 For I bear them witness that b they have a zeal for God, c but not according to knowledge. Here are people who believe in God, say they want to obey God and they demonstrate sincerity, zeal and passion for God. 10. 10:2 For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. Romans 1:18-20. Justification by Faith Is the End of Boasting. This was not just a historical fact or statistic - FOR PAUL, IT WAS VERY PERSONAL. Romans 10. In fact, they may be tied to a human creed, with the deadly allegiance to man creeds involve and promote. These people served the true God and did so zealously. We cannot perform or work our way out of sin and into heaven - without submitting to God's plan!! Romans 3:10-12 are from Psalms 14:1-7 and Psalms 53:1-6; Romans 3:13 is from Psalms 5:9; Romans 3:14 is from Psalms 10:7; Romans 3:15-17 are from Isaiah 59:7, Isaiah 59:8; and Romans 3:18 is from Psalms 36:1. 2 Sapagka't sila'y pinatotohanan ko na may mga pagmamalasakit sa Dios, datapuwa't hindi ayon sa pagkakilala. The contrast Paul provides in Romans 10:1-3 indicates that the teaching the Israelites received produced at best a vague, superficial base of knowledge about God. I'm gonna get immediately into the word of God as we do every Sunday morning this morning, it is coming from Romans Chapter 10. What does it mean to host the Holy Spirit? It simply cannot be denied there is a peculiar passion and zeal they have for and about their religious life. Jun 6, 1999. Having considered the Romans 10 texts Paul refers to in light of their original meaning, we now must seek to understand how Paul used them and meant for us to understand his use. This was on his mind; this was a heavy weight on his heart: his people were lost! They were not lost because God had cast away His people !! For faith is the submission of the whole man to God. . Free Access to Sermons on Romans 10:1 3, Church Sermons, Illustrations on Romans 10:1 3, and PowerPoints for Preaching on Romans 10:1 3. Paul’s Use of the Law in Romans 10:5-8. Romans 10:1-3. Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. And they thought zeal for God - rejecting Jesus of Nazareth. I have known many people who have not obeyed the gospel. Paul had no doubt about their sincerity, their emotion and enthusiasm about God. DOES THAT BOTHER US; and does it bother us enough to do anything about it? If you have a physical problem that bothers you - you see the doctor or take your medicine. Instead of obeying God, they obey men. But they set aside God's way of being righteous and pursued their own way of being right. 2 I readily testify to their fervour for God, but it is misguided. In some of these people there is a sincerity, a zeal and emotion for religion that is obvious. So it reminded people that Jesus is God. The problem is, they are not continuing steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine. The use of the Old Testament in the New Testament is of great interest and importance. 1 My beloved brothers and sisters, the passionate desire of my heart and constant prayer to God is for my fellow Israelites to experience salvation. These verses verify that some knowledge of God remains within the Israelitish nations. ν, Because of their ignorance of Truth, their attitude and their motives were wrong. They had zeal - BUT "NOT ACCORDING TO KNOWLEDGE!" Our zeal must be directed by the wisdom of God's law. Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved. Scripture: Acts 2:37-41; Romans 10:9-10; Galatians 5:16-26 Theme: Living with the Holy Spirit Title: Our Permanent Resident – The Holy Spirit INTRO: Grace and peace from God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit! And until the condition of the lost becomes a personal burden to us - we will never have the evangelistic zeal of the early disciples. Romans 10:1-3 What we observe in the world around us confirms that end-time Israel is following the same spiritual pattern that our ancestors established anciently. This was their condemnation: Instead of submitting to God and participating in the righteousness He offers in Christ, they devised their own religion, with their own rituals and traditions. In fact, they may even have a zeal for God! For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. When is the last time you invited someone to attend services here? Jesus said this about them. Scripture: Romans 3:27–31. The problem, says Dr. Lloyd-Jones in his sermon on Romans 10:1-3, is that the last people to believe the Gospel and be saved are always those who think that they can save themselves. May 30, 1999. I love Old Testament stories. In some of these people there is a sincerity, a zeal and emotion for religion that is obvious. ROMANS 10:1. . They are moved by religious ceremony. Romans 10:4 "For Christ [is] the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth." 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In his career as a militant, Pharisee & persecutor of the church - he proved himself to have extraordinary zeal for what he believed was right. They had zeal. John 10:1-3, 10:27-28}. Jesus was the king that God had promised to them. When is the last time you tried to set up a home Bible study class? The righteousness which God has ready to bestow on man through Christ. For in middle sense see Romans 8:7, Romans 13:1, Hebrews 12:9, James 4:7, 1 Peter 2:13. If something bothers me - I do whatever I can to deal with that problem. Strange how people think sometimes. Paul brings this out before us as one of the unique marks that Jesus Christ … For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God. What we need is the Gospel of grace. “For … We are talking about people with such powerful zeal and passion - they would die rather than compromise their traditions. 1.17: An Underutilized Consideration in the Debate” in Journal for the Study of the New Testament, 34, no 3, 277-285. 1 Brothers, my dearest wish and my prayer to God is for them, that they may be saved. 10 For with the heart man believes to righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made to salvation. Romans 10:1-3 - The Jews had a zeal for God but not according to knowledge. The converted Jew in the first century might still have some lingering questions about some things that had happened under the power and influence of the gospel: The annulling of the Mosaic law. They had zeal - but that emotion and passion was not based on, and not directed by A KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL! Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved. Instead of respecting and obeying the Word of God, they respect and obey the doctrines and commandments of men. In chapter 9 he said: "...I tell the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit, that I have great sorrow and continual grief in my heart, for I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh...." Then chapter 10 begins: "Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved." These three chapters in Romans were written to explain all this and deal with the disturbing concerns of Jewish converts. But instead of submitting to God's plan, they come up with their own plan. Romans 10:1 Brethren, my heart's desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation (NASB: Lockman). The word ‘*Lord’ would mean more to *Gentile Christians. and going … Certain circumstances and attitudes generated this inquiry. They had to obey human masters. His desire and prayer was, "that they may be saved." With these realities and the variety of issues brought up by men, some Jews apparently entertained the idea that GOD HAD CAST AWAY HIS PEOPLE; that He had pushed the whole nation aside. 2.4 in Rom. it reads like this, he said. The inclusion of Gentiles in God's family. But the word ‘*Lord’ was also the usual translation of God’s special name in the *Old Testament. When we speak of looking upon Christ, and receiving, and feeding upon him, it is not Christ in heaven, nor Christ in the deep, that we mean; but Christ in the promise, Christ offered in the word. Romans 10:1-3. Scripture: Romans 3:27–31. For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. Paul expressed no doubt about their sincerity, emotion and enthusiasm -- he knew their condition, because he had been there. See notes, “Now, God, you are obligated to save me.”, This says that they could have done so, but did not. Jesus discusses marriage only in a heterosexual context when he cites the Book of Genesis during a discussion of marriage (Matthew 19:4–6 and Mark 10:6–9). They thought that zeal for God meant - following all manner of tradition and ritual WHICH GOD NEVER COMMANDED. 15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? Related Papers Romans 10:1-3 ESV / 25 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. a thing. When is the last time you prayed for the lost? THE CONTEXT The tenth chapter of Romans is right in the middle of a section in this epistle that is made up of chapter nine, chapter ten and chapter eleven. Godhead indicates divinity or nature, and a modern translation will translate it that way, usually as "nature"—the nature of God.The word itself in the Greek means "that which is divine," and divine in English means "relating to God," or in this context, His nature.. 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