Saturday, February 28, 2015

Romans 4 Handout

If you are coming to a service where I am preaching tomorrow, you may wish to look away now.

Romans 4 (p1132)

We are all sinners who deserve God’s judgement (Romans 3:9ff)

THE BIG QUESTION: How can sinful people (like all of us) be justified? (v2)

The meaning of “justification”

Declared righteous (v3, 5, 6, 9, 11, 13, 22, 24)

Forgiven (v7)

What did Abraham discover in this matter? (v1)

How was he justified?

(And how are we justified?)

What does the Law say?

I.                    3 WAYS WE (& ABRAHAM) ARE NOT JUSTIFIED:

(1)   not by works (v2)

(2)   not by circumcision (vv10-12)

not by the covenant sign

… (not by baptism or Communion)

(3)   not by keeping the Law of Moses (vv13-15)

Abraham 2091BC
645 years gap
Law 1446BC

II.                  3 WAYS WE (& ABRAHAM) ARE JUSTIFIED:

(1)   … as a gift (v4)

… by grace (v16)

            The meaning of “grace”






(2)   … by believing God (vv3, 11, 17, 18)

… by trusting God (v5)

… by faith (vv5, 9, 11, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 24)

(3)   by the death and resurrection of Jesus (v24-25)


Receive God’s gift of justification by faith

Trust in Jesus!

Rejoice in peace with God and in the hope of the glory of God (Romans 5vv1-2)

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