Nate Keeler - March 8, 2020

Romans Part 2: Faith of Abraham, Part 1

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In Romans 4:1-12, the apostle Paul answers this question: If faith in Jesus Christ is what justifies the sinner before a holy God, what is faith? Paul points to two heroes of both Jews and Gentile Christians: Abraham and King David. Both men were justified by faith, apart from works, long before the the Law was given to the Israelites and before the birth of the Messiah. Reinforcing Paul's argument for justification, scripture gives us three reasons why righteousness is by faith alone. First, it is a direct deposit, credited by God, to a "spiritual account." Second, righteousness if a gift. Third, righteousness precedes the law. A proper understanding of saving faith influences our focus when it comes to evangelism.

From Series: "Romans Part 2: God's Provision"

In Part 1 of the book of Romans, Paul lays out his thesis that all people are separated from God and in need of His righteousness. In Part 2, Paul turns his attention to God's provision; that is, justification through Christ for those who live by faith. This series explores the theological word "justification:" what it is, when it begins, how to get it, and what it brings.

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