“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

13/02/2022 – Morning Service: Gospel Basic 5 – God, man, and idols

Bible Readings:

Psalm 19, Romans 1:16 – 32

Sermon Outline:

Romans 1:18–21 (NKJV)

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

I God

  • God the Creator
  • God the revealer

II Man

  • Man the receiver, receptror
  • Man the suppressor

III Three great exchanges

  • Exchange 1 – … replacing God with idols
  • Exchange 2 – God gave them over… three times
  • Exchange 3 – God gave Him over

Belgic Confession – Article II

By What Means God Is Made Known unto Us
We know Him by two means: First, by the creation, preservation, and government of the universe; which is before our eyes as a most elegant book, wherein all creatures, great and small, are as so many characters leading us to see clearly the invisible things of God, even his everlasting power and divinity, as the apostle Paul says (Rom. 1:20). All which things are sufficient to convince men and leave them without excuse. Second, He makes Himself more clearly and fully known to us by His holy and divine Word, that is to say, as far as is necessary for us to know in this life, to His glory and our salvation.