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					David O. Cofield                                 Romans 10:11-15
CrossRoads Baptist Church                     Romans Series #83
November 6, 2011 10:15 a.m.

                          “The Call”

I. The Call to Salvation - verses 10-13

A. The call is for everyone

Whoever - verses 11, 13 - all, everyone who calls on the
name of the Lord will be saved. None are rejected.

“Whosoever, surely meanth me.”

Verse 12 - There is no difference, no distinction between the
Jew/Gentile, male/female, young/old, rich/poor.

Acts 10:34 “God is no respecter of person.”

Verse 12 - “He is rich to all” - God is wealthy with grace,
mercy and forgiveness to all. God does not have one plan
for the Jews and another for the Gentiles.

In Romans 3:23, Paul has told us “all have sinned and come
short of the glory of God.” Now he tells us that “all can be
saved.”

B. The call is for those who believe

Verse 11 is a quote from Isaiah 28:6 which once again
shows God’s plan of salvation has never changed. It was
the same in the OT as the New. It has always been a call “to
believe.” If anyone (even an angel according to Galatians
1:8) preaches a gospel or salvation that was not possible in
the Old Testament, let them be accused.
David O. Cofield                                  Romans 10:11-15
CrossRoads Baptist Church                      Romans Series #83
November 6, 2011 10:15 a.m.
“Whoever believes” - relies upon, rest in, trust fully, depends
upon.

C. The call is to Him as Lord

Verses 12, 13 - Lord is master, ruler, owner, supreme in
authority.

“Lord over all.” If he is not “all” then he’s really not Lord at
all. If something is greater or over you, then you can’t really
claim to be “master of all.”

But Jesus is Lord “over all.” No disease, no difficulty, no
diversion, no death, no devil is greater than Jesus.

Call on His name - Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in
any other for there is none other name under heaven given
among men, whereby we must be saved.”

D. The call is for salvation

Verse 13 - “will be saved.” Verse 1 - “and prayer to God for
Israel is that they may be saved.”

To be delivered, to be rescued.

“I was sinking deep in sin, far from the peaceful shore. Very
deeply stained within, sinking to rise no more.
But the Master of the Sea heard my despairing cry.
From the waters lifted me, now safe am I.

Love lifted me. Love lifted me.
When nothing else could help,
Love lifted me.”
David O. Cofield                                 Romans 10:11-15
CrossRoads Baptist Church                     Romans Series #83
November 6, 2011 10:15 a.m.
Call on Him - anyone call call. You may not can read, pay
any more, sing, run or even make a sound - but you can “call
from your heart”.

Verse 11 - “will not be ashamed.” Will not be disappointed,
not disgraced, not dishonored. This has a reference to
judgement - being delivered at the time of Judgement.
When you stand before God, you will not be disappointed
that you believed in Christ. You will not be ashamed.


II. The Call to Share - verses 14-15

Four parallel rhetorical questions here laying out the
sequence of how a person comes to call on the name of the
Lord.

1. Someone must be obedient to go and tell.

To be sent.

The apostles were “sent” out.

But we are all sent out. “Go, in the highways and hedges
and compel them to come in.” Matthew 22:9

“Go therefore, and make disciples of all the nations....”
Matthew 28: 19

Go to your family, go to your neighbor, go to your co-worker,
go to the ends of the earth.

2. Someone must proclaim His name.
David O. Cofield                               Romans 10:11-15
CrossRoads Baptist Church                   Romans Series #83
November 6, 2011 10:15 a.m.
The word is “preach” meaning to herald, a town crier,
proclamation.

3. Someone must hear.

To hear is to give ears to understand.

You can’t understand without the Teacher - the Holy Spirit.

You can’t make the message to be understandable - only the
Spirit can do that.

Over and over again, Jesus said, “He who has ears to hear,
let him hear!” Luke 8: 8, 21; Revelation 2 -3 to the seven
churches of Revelation

4. Someone must believe.

This is salvation - to believe.

We want to do works. John 6:28-29 “What shall we do, that
we may work the works of God? Jesus said, “This is the
work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.”

				
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