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FROM THE PASTOR'S STUDY

Topic: Message Outlines: Chapter 1

Romans 1:18-32 (13)

by Darrel Cline
(darrelcline biblical-thinking.org)

Chapter # 1 Paragraph # 4 Study # 13
September 28, 2004
Lincolnton, N.C.

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Thesis:Man's "fullness" of "wickedness, covetousness, and maliciousness" make him an aggressive enemy of God at every major point.

Introduction:Last week we took a bit of a break from the details of our text in order to step back and look at the bigger picture. We have seen that there are four major issues which God seeks to establish. The first is the issue that "Life" is what is "at stake". The second, third, and fourth are subsets of that basic issue of Life. The first subset principle of Life is that it is a relational reality in terms of "persons" interacting. The second subset principle of Life is that it is impossible without the consistent righteous treatment of "persons". And the third subset principle of Life is that "persons" are worthy objects of our service. In other words, the Righteous Servant of Men produces Life.

This evening we are going to attempt to fill in the details by looking again into the text of Paul's charge that men "have been filled up with" the four major oppositional issues.


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