Vain Religion by Ronnie Floyd

Sermon #7
Series on Romans
"VAIN RELGION'
Romans 2:25-29
INThDUCRICN: The Apostle Paul was promising the wrath of God
upon vain religion. Vain religion is when outward fruit ap-
pears but iardly there is m geruineness.
T.S: In this text the Apostle Paul speaks of circumcision
-ch was a sign of being in a covental relationship with
God as a Jew. I want us tonight to look at the Word of God
and explain the text to you. Then I want us to look at some
insights practically to the text for us personally and for the
church.
(2:25)
Lrirajwision"-(peritemno) "to cut around, cut off" Cut off
what? When the foreskin of the male sexual organ is cut
off this is circumcision. It served as a sign for the
Jew of the covenant relationship with God.
"is of profit"-it is of value
"if you practice the law'-do the law, keep the law is when
circumcision only has meaning.
"but if you are a transgressor of the law"--a breaker of it.
"Your circumcision has become uncircumcision"--what this liter-
ally means is that the circumcision has become a foreskin
alone with no maning at all.
Teaching: Cirennr4ision is an outward seal of a covenant rela-
tionship with God.
Personal righteousness or obedience is the real ex-
pression of the heart.(real expression of the coven)
(2:26)
In this verse he turns it around: If an uncircumcised man, a
non- Jew keeps the law won't his uncircuncision be regarded
as circumcision?
Teaching: The real expression of circumcision is not in the
rite or practice of it, but is of the heart.
(2:27)
If the physically uncircumcised keeps the law he will judge
those who do are physica ...


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