by Dr. Ed Young

#946 December 6, 1992 a.m.
(transcribed from tape)
Romans 1:1 8-22
Invite you to open your Bibles this morning to two passages of scripture: the first in
Romans chapter 1 reading in verse 18 following, and then we'll turn to a passage in
I Peter. Romans 1:1 8 following;
"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and
unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness. Because
that which is known about God is evident within them, for God made it evident
to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal
power and divine nature have been clearly seen, being understood through
what has been made so that they are without excuse. For even though they
knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became
futile in their speculations and their foolish heart was darkened."
And then if you'll turn with me to I Peter, chapter number 3 verse 1 5;
"But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts always being ready to make a
defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in
you, yet with gentleness and reverence."
Let's pray together.
Father, speak to our hearts and our lives in this time of worship. Give us clarity
of thought and intense interest that we normally may not have as we seek to
concentrate exclusively upon Thee. Oh, Lord, I pray that You will speak and
let me get out of the way so that Thy Word and Thy Truth might be heard,
received, understood, and may we put it into practice right where we live. For
this is our prayer through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Always being ready to make a defense... Literally that passage says always being
ready to make an apologetic. It means that as believers we are to be able to stand up
any time, any where, any place, and to give a logical, intelligent, rational explanation
concerning what we believe about God. So, therefore, in this service we are seeking
to be obe ...

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