(Transcribed from actual tape) January 8, 1984-AM
JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH
Because of the nature of the passage that we're considering this morning,
weire going to pick up tonight where we left off instead of beginning a study
of I John, and we'll continue in this chapter in the book of Romans. Our
text we need to consider this morning, we'll not get through with it. It's
Romans, Chapter 3, Verse 21 through Verse 31. But we'll consider only two
verses of this very important section of Scripture. And then we'll move
methodically through it as we study this watershed of revelation in the Word
of God. Let's begin by praying together.
"Father, we're in deep water this morning. Truths so profound, so provoca-
tive, so pervasive. We feel little and small and inadequate. But, Lord, we
trust that the light of Thy Word and Thy revelation might explode within our
minds and our hearts today. So that as we consider, perhaps, the greatest
doctrine in all the Bible, in all of Christianity, that You might inspire us
and instruct us, guide us and equipped us, be our Teacher and the Proclaimer.
Lord, You speak. Let me get out of the way so that Thy Word and Thy holy
and divine message might not only be heard, but may it be received and under-
stood and applied right where we live. For we make this prayer in the strong,
holy, saving name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and our Lord. Amen."
Our Scripture this morning, Romans 3, Verse 21 through Verse 31, is the key
to the entire book of Romans. Everything that we have said before from
Romans 1:1 to this point leads up to this point and everything we'll say after
today in the study of Romans leads from this point. This is the apex. This
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