Rev. Clint Smith
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Romans 4:1-8 – Old-Fashioned Faith
1. Abraham was justified by faith, not by works.
(v1,2) In verse 1, Paul asks a question of the Roman Church we need to ask of ourselves. What is the answer?
(v3) Paul quickly takes us to the “Authoritative Source” – the Scriptures!
2. David was justified by grace, not by the Law.
(v4,5) It is God who justifies the ungodly. The ungodly cannot choose to be justified, you cannot earn grace, it is a gift from God.
(v6-8) Paul again takes us to the Scriptures and tells of God’s goodness to forgive King David’s sins. Psalms 32:1,2
Today, we as Christian Believers, can rest assured that we are sealed by the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 1:3-14
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. – Ephesians 2:8-10