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The Israel of God (pt 4) “God’s Sovereign Righteousness” (Romans 9:14-18)

-Before The Throne
-This Is My Father’s World
-Great Is Thy Faithfulness
-All I Once Held Dear
-It Is Well With My Soul

Psalm 25:1-22

SERMON TEXT – Romans 9:14-18
“What shall we say then? Is there injustice on God’s part? By no means! For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy. For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I might show my power in you, and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.” So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills.”

“God’s Sovereign Righteousness”

GOD IS GREATER THAN:________________

Psalm 115:3; Daniel 4:35;
Revelation 4:11; Proverbs 16:4; Isaiah 46:9-10;
Jonah 2:9; John 15:16; Romans 8:29; Acts 13:48;
1 Peter 1:1-2; 2 Timothy 1:9;Titus 1:1-2;
Ephesians 1:3-4; Jude 1:1-2

1. The Question (Rom 9:14)
Romans 3:1-6, 1:18-25, 6:1-5, 7:7-11
God’s righteousness is related to His
faithfulness and truth.

2. The Sovereign (Rom 9:15)
Exodus 33:18-19; 34:6-9
God is righteous because He is committed to
proclaiming His name and advertising His glory
by showing His goodness, grace and mercy to people
as He freely chooses.

3. The Religion (Rom 9:16)
Titus 3:5; Ephesians 2:4, 8-9
1 Peter 1:3; Philippians 3:7-11;
Isaiah 64:6-8; Jeremiah 9:23-24
The receiving of God’s saving promises is not
depended on human choices or activity.

4. The Reason (Rom 9:17)
Exodus 9:16; Habakkuk 1:6;
2 Samuel 12:7-14; Acts 13:22-23
Pharaoh’s appearance in history was in accordance
with and determined by God’s will.

5. The Volition (Rom 9:18)
1 Timothy 1:13, 16;
2 Timothy 1:16, 18;
Romans 11:28-32, 15:8-9

Romans 11:7, 11, 25
2 Corinthians 3:12-17;
Ephesians 4:17-24

God shows mercy to some and as a result they receive and believe the gospel, while He hardens others and as a result they reject and disobey the gospel… and there is no injustice with God

(Some quotes above from the Romans Commentary by Thomas R. Schreiner)