Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

The Wrath of God – Part 2

 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.  Romans 1:18-23

A. The Wrath of God Defined

B. The Wrath of God Proved


C. Who Deserves God’s Wrath?

1. The ungodliness in humanity deserves God’s wrath: Rom. 1:18; Jude 14-15

2. The unrighteousness in humanity deserves God’s wrath

– The desire for self-rule not God’s rule: Luke 19:14

– The desire to fulfill fleshly passions not God’s will of holiness: Eph. 2:1-3a, 1 Thess. 4:3

D. Why do they deserve God’s Wrath?: Romans 1:18

E. How They Suppress God’s Truth Leading to His Wrath: Romans 1:19-23

1. Denying His eternal power and Divine Person in Creation: Rom. 1:19-20, Psalm 19:1-6

2. Refusing submission to His Divine Authority: Romans 1:21

3. Self-imposed Consequences

– Worthless minds: Rom. 1:21, Eph. 2:1-3a, Phil. 4:8, Judges 21:25

– Incapable hearts: Rom. 1:21, Eph. 4:17-19

– Idolatry: Rom. 1:23