(Transcribed from actual tape) June 24, 1984 PM
I hope you already have your Bibles open to Romans, Chapter 10. We're going
to look at Verse 14 through Verse 21. First of all, let's bow for prayer
"Father, we thank You for the hunger that You place in our hearts for Your
truth, for Your revelation, for Your word of light. I pray again, not vainly,
not tritely, but from the depth of my being that Thou would speak, and let me
get out of the way so that Thy word and Thy holy and divine message might not
only be heard, but may it be received and understood and incorporated into
our lives. For this is our prayer in the holy, blessed, saving name of Jesus
Christ our Savior, yea, our Lord. Amen."
I keep going back to try to bring everybody up to speed as we're studying
the book of Romans. So for some, this may be repetitious, but I have dis-
covered that we in order to learn the Bible, it's what? Line by line, pre-
cept by precept. It is a rote kind of understanding, because it is my desire
and my prayer that we get through Romans, that we'll be able to go back,
those of us who are not senile by then, will be able to go back and look at
the book and say, "I know what that means. I know where that fits." And so
every time, almost every time, as I begin a section, I drop back a little bit
and bring everybody up to speed, because I realize a lot of people are brand
new in our study.
We've discovered in Chapter 1 through Chapter 8, that we are sinners, that we
are saved by the act of God in giving His Son Jesus Christ. It is justifica-
tion, there's the process of sanctification. We get through Romans, Chapter 8,
and everything is magnificent. And then we ...
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