Nov 22, 2020 |From Faith to Faith

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11.22.20 | From Faith to Faith

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Young Yi

Romans 4:1-15

When it comes to earning, whether grades or money, we often put in the extra effort if there’s the option to earn more. How do you view your earning of a right standing before God? Young Yi reminds us that there is nothing we can do to impact how God views us. As a Christ-follower, you can stand rightly before the throne of God purely because of your faith in Jesus Christ.
Romans 4:1-15

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What then will we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, has found? If Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about—but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him for righteousness.
Romans 4:1-3

People are justified before God by faith alone in Christ alone.

Now to the one who works, pay is not credited as a gift, but as something owed. But to the one who does not work, but believes on him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited for righteousness.
Romans 4:4-5

God makes the ungodly righteous, and all it takes is faith in Him.

Just as David also speaks of the blessing of the person to whom God credits righteousness apart from works: Blessed are those whose lawless acts are forgiven and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the person the Lord will never charge with sin.
Romans 4:6-8

How joyful is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered! How joyful is a person whom the Lord does not charge with iniquity and in whose spirit is no deceit!
Psalm 32:1-2

As Christ followers, we are able to stand rightly before the throne of God, purely by the faith we have in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Is this blessing only for the circumcised, then? Or is it also for the uncircumcised? For we say, Faith was credited to Abraham for righteousness. In what way, then, was it credited—while he was circumcised, or uncircumcised? It was not while he was circumcised, but uncircumcised. And he received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while still uncircumcised. This was to make him the father of all who believe but are not circumcised, so that righteousness may be credited to them also. And he became the father of the circumcised, who are not only circumcised but who also follow in the footsteps of the faith our father Abraham had while he was still uncircumcised.
Romans 4:9-12

Some men came down from Judea and began to teach the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom prescribed by Moses, you cannot be saved.”
Acts 15:1

For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would inherit the world was not through the law, but through the righteousness that comes by faith. If those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made empty and the promise nullified, because the law produces wrath. And where there is no law, there is no transgression.
Romans 4:13-15

Justification by faith alone is a key truth in the liberating power of the Gospel.

When He shall come with trumpet sound
Oh, may I then in Him be found
Dressed in His righteousness alone
Faultless to stand before the throne

On Christ the solid rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground is sinking sand