Key Idea #1: Don’t engage in sin just because grace is greater. Romans 6:14 Romans 6:15 Key Idea #2: Don’t engage in sin just because we aren’t bound by the law. Romans 16-19 Hagiasmos (hag-ee-as-mos’) : consecration, sanctification. The process of making or becoming holy and set apart. Romans 20-23 Who/what are you working and living for?
Hebrews 2:14-15 Whenever we are stuck living in fear, it’s a form of spiritual slavery.
Romans 5:1-5 How do I know my faith is really enough? God’s work in your life and the presence of the Holy Spirit prove it to you. Romans 5:6-11 Romans 5:6 asthenés (as-then-ace’) literally means “without strength.” Romans 5:7 Romans 5:8 Paul describes us as three things: weak, ungodly, and sinners. God’s act of grace came before any act of faith on our part. If God is that gracious to us, how could we possibly doubt that our faith is enough? Romans 5:9 Since we’ve been justified (declared righteous) by faith we surely will be saved through faith. Romans 5:10 If God would give his Son to die for us when we didn’t have faith, why would he turn his back on us now that we believe? Romans 5:11
Romans 3:20 “…through the law comes knowledge of sin.”
Romans 4:1-25 Romans 4:4-5 Our faith is credited to us as righteousness. Ephesians 2:10 Our faith is credited to us as righteousness. Romans 4:16 Our faith is credited to us as righteousness. Romans 4:23-25 Our faith is credited to us as righteousness.
Four practical things we can take away from the example of Abraham:
Hebrews 10:23 Hebrews 11
Faith is unwavering. Be steadfast in your faith.
Faith can be strengthened. Build up your faith muscles.
Faith brings glory to God. Greater faith brings greater glory.
Faith is confident in Him. Be assured that God will come through.
Romans 3:19 Romans 3:20 Justice (dikaioo) means “to be declared just or righteous (in right standing).” Romans 3:21-26 (reference) Romans 3:21-22a Romans 3:22b-23 Once we realize we’re all in the same sinking ship, we’ll see that we all need rescuing. Romans 3:24-25a Grace (charis) means “kindness, grace, favor.” Redemption (polutrósis) means “a release, effected by payment of ransom.” Propitiation (hilastérion) means “to win or regain favor by doing something that pleases someone.” Isaiah 53:5 Romans 3:24-25a Romans 3:25b-26 God is both just, AND the justifier. Romans 3:26
In order for God to be just and true He had to satisfy every requirement of the very law He gave.
In order for God to be just and true He had to satisfy every requirement of the very law He gave. (add next line) He did so in Jesus.