Romans 1:3-7 / Jesus – Man and God (Sermon – Notes and Audio)

Posted on February 24, 2013


This is the second in a series of verse-by-verse expositions of the book of Romans. This message was delivered at Hillcrest Baptist Church on the morning of February 24, 2013. This message deals with the dual status of Jesus as man and God, and His gift of salvation. This contains an audio recording of my message, along with my sermon notes and a study outline. Please note that the sermon notes are not a full transcript.

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Rom 1_3-7


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Romans 1:3-7 / Jesus – Man and God


Jesus is the center of the Gospel, it all revolves around Him.

He is born of the seed of David, which is a fulfillment of the DAVIDIC COVENANT of the Old Testament.

2 Samuel 7:16

Christ is Lord, as Paul mentions in this verse, and a Lord must have a kingdom.

His kingdom will last forever, but it hasn’t arrived yet.

This is not speaking of the church, who are citizens of the kingdom. The Davidic covenant speaks of a literal kingdom.

We, the church, are citizens awaiting the establishment of the throne, and the coronation of the king.

As the seed of David, Jesus will occupy the throne which David originally had.

“According to the flesh” Because David is flesh, Jesus had to be bon of the flesh in order to be of his seed.

Jesus gave up much to be born in the flesh.

Philippians 2:5-8

Christ voluntarily gave up His throne in heaven.

He gave it all up for your sake. He was crucified among thieves, and shed his blood for your sake.

When you live in sin you’re trampling all over His blood.

He deserves better than we often give Him, but one day we will get to see Him in all of His glory.

“Declared to be. . .”; He was not MADE to be the son of God, He is declared to be.

Just as Jesus was born of the flesh, He is also of the Spirit.

Jesus is eternal, He is God AND Creator.

John 1:1-3, 14

Jesus is both fully God and fully man, and only His human body was made.

Hebrews 10:5

The word “prepared” (in the Greek) is the same word used for “framed” in Hebrews 11:3.

God created the body of Jesus w/ the same power and wisdom with which He created the universe.

This can only mean that the body of Jesus, like that of Adam was a special creation.

1 Corinthians 15:45 – The first and last Adams.

None of this makes Him any less God. In fact, His divinity is proven by the resurrection.

The resurrection is the ultimate proof that He is God, and is; therefore, central to the gospel.

1 Corinthians 15:12-14

No resurrection = No hope

1 Corinthians 15:19

That Christ was both man and God was necessary to bring about salvation.

Man sinned, so a man had to pay the penalty, yet only God can forgive sin.

Can a man make atonement for his own sin? No, it took the Perfect Lamb of God.

It took the one in the form of a man, who knew no sin, to become sin for us.

Without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin.

Christ shed that blood. He died and rose again. He conquered death.

He was dead and is alive forever more, He holds the keys to death and hell.

He is the way, the truth and the life! That is the Gospel! AMEN

My friend, if Christ has saved you, then He has commissioned you to preach that Gospel.

Apostleship = commission; sent out

Paul always connected both grace and faith not only to salvation, but also to obedience.

Grace gives us the desire and the power to obey God, not the right and safety to disobey.

Obedience to the faith is simply the fulfillment of the great commission, preaching the Gospel of Christ.

“Among all nations”, no one person, or group of people are excluded; Christ died for all.


All true believers are called.

Grace must always precede peace.

You will not experience God’s peace, until you’ve experienced His grace.

You won’t experience His grace until you’ve accepted Him as savior.

If He hasn’t saved you, what are you waiting for?

Are you waiting to see the realities of hell first? By then it’ll be too late.

Christ has already done the work. He stands at the door and knocks. Will you open the door?

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