Faith of Abraham (7 of 20) by Stan Coffey
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Series: The Riches of Romans
I would like to begin in Romans Chapter 4. Tonight we are going to begin reading with verse 18 and keep in mind that the apostle Paul has been holding out the life of a man named Abraham as an example of one was made right with God, justified because He believed God. He was justified by faith in God.
So in Romans Chapter 4, Verse 18 speaking of Abraham, the Holy Spirit speaking through Paul says that Abraham ''WHO AGAINST HOPE BELIEVED IN HOPE, THAT HE MIGHT BECOME THE FATHER OF MANY NATIONS, ACCORDING TO THAT WHICH WAS SPOKEN, SO SHALL THY SEED BE.
AND BEING NOT WEAK IN FAITH, HE CONSIDERED NOT HIS OWN BODY NOW DEAD, WHEN HE WAS ABOUT AN HUNDRED YEARS OLD, NEITHER YET THE DEADNESS OF SARAH'S WOMB: 0HE STAGGERED NOT AT THE PROMISE OF GOD THROUGH UNBELIEF; BUT WAS STRONG IN FAITH, GIVING GLORY TO GOD;
AND BEING FULLY PERSUADED THAT, WHAT HE HAD PROMISED, HE WAS ABLE ALSO TO PERFORM. AND THEREFORE IT WAS IMPUTED TO HIM FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS. 3NOW IT WAS NOT WRITTEN FOR HIS SAKE ALONE, THAT IT WAS IMPUTED TO HIM;
BUT FOR US ALSO, TO WHOM IT SHALL BE IMPUTED, IF WE BELIEVE ON HIM THAT RAISED UP JESUS OUR LORD FROM THE DEAD; 5WHO WAS DELIVERED FOR OUR OFFENCES, AND WAS RAISED AGAIN FOR OUR JUSTIFICATION.''
Now Sunday morning as we talked about justification by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ you will understand to be justified means that God is able to do something for us on the basis of our faith in Jesus that enables Him to treat us just as if I had never sinned.
It does not mean that I've never sinned. It does not mean that we are made by righteous but it means that we are declared righteous by the promise and decree of God. We find in Romans Chapter 3 that justification originates in the grace of God.
In the twenty-fourth verse of that chapter the Bible says that we are justified freely by His grace. We find that justification is initiated through the redempti ...
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