BUILT TO LAST #5

March 5, 2023   /   Big Valley Grace Community Church

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DECAYING CULTURE

Romans 1:16-32 ESV 

Built to Last
Equipping Faith that is Built to Last in a Decaying Culture

Week 1: Trust the Lord 
Week 2: Equipping 
Week 3: Faith
Week 4: Built to Last 
Week 5: Decaying Culture
Week 6: Biblical Stewardship 
Week 7: Celebrating God’s Provision

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”  Romans 1:16-17 ESV 

Living BY FAITH in the righteousness of God. 

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Romans 1:18-21 ESV 

Rejecting the righteousness of God leads to three EXCHANGES:

Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. Romans 1:22-23 ESV 

#1: The GLORY of God exchanged for images of creation.

Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves. Romans 1:24 ESV

Because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. Romans 1:25 ESV

#2: The TRUTH of God exchanged for false worship.

For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Romans 1:26 ESV

For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. Romans 1:26-27 ESV

#3: The DESIGN of God exchanged for destructive relationships.

And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.
They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32 Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them. 
Romans 1:29-32 ESV 

Living BY FAITH in the righteousness of God…
even when the culture is decaying all around us. 

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