Romans Part 10: Total Depravity

Romans 3:9-20
by Mike Deguzman

1. The Depravity of Man

1 Samuel 16:7b (God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.)

Isaiah 64:6a-b For all of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment

Luke 24:44-45
1 Corinthians 2:14
John 6:44
2 Chronicles 15:3-4
Matthew 7:8

“To truly seek for God is to respect and adore His sovereign majesty and to feed on the truth of His Word. It is to obey His commandments, to speak to Him in prayer, to live consciously in His presence with a continual desire to please Him. No one can do such things naturally, but only by the Spirit of God working through him because the natural inclination of man is to seek after his own interests and not the interests of others.” ~ John MacArthur

Isaiah 53:6a All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way.

2. The Manifestation of Depravity

Luke 6:45
James 3:5-6
James 3:10-12

3. The Result of Depravity

4. The Foundation of Depravity

Proverbs 1:7
Romans 1:18

5. The Conclusion of Depravity

Small Group Questions:

1.Why do rebellious people need the Gospel? How would you explain the Gospel to someone who rejects the existence of God?

2.Why do good people need the Gospel? How would you explain the Gospel to someone who thinks they’re good enough to get into heaven?

3.How do you remind your heart of the Gospel when you are tempted to feel pride about goodness or despair about sin?

4.How have you seen the effects of sin in your life, your thoughts, and your relationships?