by Rev. Vince Finnegan on October 16, 2011
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Acts 9:1-20 Paulís best effort to live for God caused him to be one that persecuted the church. His works did not and could not save him.

Psalms 51:1-19
Nothing David could do cleansed him from his sin. If he was to be cleaned, God had to do it for him.

Romans 3
set forth the universality of human guilt.

Romans 3:10-12
Manís utter sinfulness, helplessness, and hopelessness:

  • His mind Ė none understand

  • His heart Ė none seek after God

  • His will Ė none do good
Romans 3:10-12 from Psalms 14:1-3
Romans 3:13a from Psalms 5:9
Romans 3:13b from Psalms 140:3
Romans 3:14 from Psalms 10:7
Romans 3:15-17 from Isaiah 59:7 and 8
Romans 3:18 from Psalms 36:1

Romans 3:13 and 14
Emphasize human speech -- throat, tongue, lips, and mouth (Matthew 12:37)

Romans 3:15 and 16
Emphasis on the sinner's feet, where he goes; his ways bring death, destruction, and misery

Romans 3:19 and 20
No one has the ability within himself or herself to save themselves.

Romans 3:21-31
We are saved by grace through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 4:18-25
Abraham, like David and Paul, needed Godís help, and so do we.

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