Sermons

Quid Pro Quo? (Psalm 50; Romans 2:1-5)

God cannot be bought or bargained with and wants only one thing from us, sincere dependence upon his mercy and grace.

I.    GOD CANNOT BE BOUGHT (VV. 1-13)
    A.    Bargaining with God
    B.    Modern Examples

II.    GOD IS NOT FOOLED BY HYPOCRITICAL SPEECH (VV. 16-21)
    A.    The Art of “God-Talk” (vv. 16-20)
    B.    When God Breaks His Silence (vv. 3-4, 21)

III.    GOD OFFERS MERCY AND GRACE TO THE HUMBLE AND GRATEFUL (VV. 14-15, 22-23; ROMANS 2:1-5)
    A.    Naked and Ashamed
    B.    Quid pro nihilo? (vv. 14-15)
    C.    When God is Silent (vv. 3, 21-23; Romans 2:1-5)
    D.    Receiving without Giving