Chapter # 2 Paragraph # 1 Study # 11
January 25, 2005
Lincolnton, N.C.

<094> Thesis: Every unbeliever is going to have his one-on-one with Jesus Christ over the issues of his secret motives. Introduction: Hebrews 4:13 says, " And there is no creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and laid open before the eyes of him with whom we have to do (ASV)." 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 says, "If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And if I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profiteth me nothing (ASV)." In a very real sense, these two texts lay a foundation for our study this evening in Romans 2:16. On the one hand, we are told how much will be "examined"; and on the other hand, we are told how that "much" will be "examined". So, as we wind up our consideration of the paragraph of Romans 2:1-16, let's look into what it tells us.