1718 E. 10th St., Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870    *    (252) 535-5355    *   Billy Meinsen, Minister
Sermon Audio: January 16, 2011
1718 E. 10th St., Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870    *    (252) 535-5355    *   Billy Meinsen, Minister
Billy Meinsen,
Minister
(NIV)


21 But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made
known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify.

22 This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all
who believe. There is no difference,

23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

24 and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came
by Christ Jesus.

25 God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his
blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance
he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished

26 — he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be
just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.

27 Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On that of
observing the law? No, but on that of faith.

28 For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing
the law.

29 Is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of
Gentiles too,

30 since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith
and the uncircumcised through that same faith.

31 Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold
the law.
Righteousness Through Faith
Forgiven in Faith,
Righteous only in God
Scripture
Romans 4: 1-8




1 What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather, discovered in this
matter?

2 If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast
about— but not before God.

3 What does the Scripture say? Abraham believed God, and it was
credited to him as righteousness.

4 Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift, but
as an obligation.

5 However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies
the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness.

6 David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the
man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

         7Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven,
            whose sins are covered.

          8Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will never
            count against him.
Romans 3     
Abraham Justified by Faith
Romans 4     
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