by Jerry Watts

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A Tale Of Two Men (17 of 49)
Series: Romans- God's Glorious Gospel
Jerry Watts
Romans 5: 12-21

• "It was the best of times, It was the worst of times," and with those two phrases, Charles Dickens begins his classic book entitled, "A Tale of Two Cities." London and Paris are those two cities. Conflict is always required for drama and both of these cities possessed the potential for conflict. The American Revolution was looming large over London, while the nasty French Revolution was taking its toll on Paris. This long, classic work has become "required reading" for many students. This is a story which includes love, hate, sacrifice, and death and serves as a reminder that what happened in the French Revolution could also happen in England.
• When one follows the trail of 2 different groups, people, cities, countries, or clans, there is always much to learn. Such is the case in God's word.
• Turn with me to Romans 5:12-21 and let's take a look at the TWO most important men to ever walk on Planet Earth. Be reminded that our look at these two men is guided by Paul's letter to the Roman church. Romans as we have named it, is the most complete treatise that we have on the good news of Jesus. It tells us about sin, death, depravity, God's wrath, God's grace, God's gift, and eternal life. All of these subjects are connected to these two men. Let's Read.
• Many people believe that ONE PERSON cannot truly make a different. Yet, history teaches us better. The story is told that in days past the state of Rhode Island was electing a state legislature. There was a thrifty Federalist farmer who started for the polls late in the afternoon and on the way, heard the squealing of a pig. He looked around to see the pig with its head caught in the mesh of an old wire fence. The farmer knew that Hogs would often kill and eat a trapped pig. So the farmer stopped, rescued the pig, and was too late to cast his vote. Now the story gets interesting. The Federali ...

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