Sermon Audio: Jan 30, 2011
1718 E. 10th St., Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 * (252) 535-5355 * Billy Meinsen, Minister
1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord
2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of
the glory of God.
13 It was not through law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that
comes by faith.
14 For if those who live by law are heirs, faith has no value and the promise is worthless,
15 because law brings wrath. And where there is no law there is no transgression.
16 Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham's offspring— not only to those who are of the
law but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all.
17 As it is written: I have made you a father of many nations. He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed— the God who gives life to the
dead and calls things that are not as though they were.
18 Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, So shall your offspring be.
19 Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead— since he was about a hundred years old— and that Sarah's
womb was also dead.
20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God,
21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.
22 This is why it was credited to him as righteousness.
23 The words it was credited to him were written not for him alone,
24 but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness— for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.
25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.
4 You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred towards God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world
becomes an enemy of God.