How We Are Credited With Righteousness

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Nov. 04

HOW WE ARE CREDITED WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS

Romans 4:1-25

Introduction: After arguing in chapters 1-2 how all human beings stand under the judgement of God and are helpless to change our situation, the Apostle Paul in chapter 3 explains how we are justified by faith in Christ. In chapter 4 he illustrates how we are credited with God’s righteous by faith in Jesus alone.

  • I.RIGHTEOUSNESS IS NOT CREDITED TO US:
  • A.Through Good Works (vv. 1-8)
  • B.By Religious Privileges (vv. 9-12)
  • C.C. By Keeping the Law (vv. 13-15)
  • The Law came generations later
  • The Law cannot save us
  • D.By Sight (vv. 16-25)
  • II.RIGHTEOUSNESS IS CREDITED TO US BY FAITH ALONE
  • A.Faith in the Promise/Word of God (vv. 16-18)
  • B.Faith Acted On (vv. 18-20)
  • He faced the obstacles
  • He did not waver
  • C.Faith that is Reasonable (vv. 20-22)
  • D.Faith Focused and Grounded in Jesus Christ (vv.23-26)

Conclusion: The Jewish people are children of Abraham biologically; but you are a child of Abraham spiritually for Abraham is the father of all who believe on Jesus Christ and are justified by faith. Abraham “believed God and it was counted unto him for righteousness.”