Sermon Passage: Romans 10:1-4 Sermon Title: Christ, the end of the Law Sermon By: Pastor Davy (Youth) Sermon Summary: Paul testifies in verse 1 that he has a heart for the Israelites. Though they have been unfaithful to God, though they crucified his personal Savior, Paul still has a heart so big and love so deep for the Jew that if possible he says he would be accursed and cut off from Christ for their salvation. So why are they not saved? Paul says it is because though they have a zeal for God, they do not have the knowledge of the righteousness of God. Righteousness of God is his saving activity in which he brings his people(not only the Jew) back into relationship with him. In chapter 10, Paul says that the Israelites do not know this fact and not only do they not know the righteousness of God but they have been trying to build and establish their own. Through their obeying of the law and their efforts of being holy and upright, they have been building their own righteousness. And in verse 4, we see that Israelites have not seen Jesus Christ who is the end of the law and this is why they do not have the knowledge of the righteousness of God. What does it mean that Christ is the end of the law? we can take two different directions with the word “end” 1) termination - the end of the year or end of class 2) goal - chief end of man. But what Paul proclaims here is that Christ is the culmination of the law as well as the goal of the law. And not understanding this truth, Israelites crucified the very Messiah they have been waiting for. When we read the bible, we see that Israelites were foolish and unfaithful to God. and it is because of their flaws and mistakes that they did not see Christ as who he really is. But how are we any different? Don’t we focus on our own efforts, our own righteousness? Don’t we forget that Christ indeed is the Messiah, the savior of the universe? Aren’t we the same the as the Israelites? Let’s take a lesson from what we see in chapter 10. Let us know that righteousness of God indeed is his saving act. That Christ is his son who has come to bring us salvation. That the law has ended and has reached its goal in Christ being made in flesh.