Bible Reference: Romans 4:1-25
We put our faith in Jesus Christ. He is the person who makes us right before God. Abraham was declared right when he put his faith in God to put him right. Abraham became the person from whom the Messiah would come.
From David's declaration God makes you right. You are right because God says so. Righteous works do not make people right. Circumcision was given to Abraham after he believed. The Law was given to show us that we have a need to be made right. The promise of being right depends on God's grace.
Romans Chapter 16
We must be careful to not fall into the trap of trying to do good works to make us right. We must just come back to God. He makes us right.
A lot of times we hear God will bless, bless, bless you. We tend to think we get, get, get. This produces selfishness. But Paul said he was blessed even when he was stoned, shipwrecked. Paul had peace with God in whatever circumstance he was in. We have access to God's grace. We can have joy in the hope of sharing God's glory. In the garden, Mankind lost the glory; through Christ, we have been given the glory back.
All the good works happen after we put our faith in Jesus Christ.
Come to God, ready to learn. We still learn. We learn because of what Christ has done for us. While we were weak, he died for the ungodly; while sinners, Christ died for us. The believer is saved because of Jesus Christ. He did the work, not us. We cannot earn salvation, what will save us is when we put our faith in Jesus Christ. He imparts His life to the one who comes to him, believing in Jesus Christ.
We will want to do good works because of Jesus Christ.
It's important to study Gods Word and find out for ourselves. God writes on our hearts after we come to Him in faith.
Things to think about(and check out in the Bible):
- we are to honour the Name of Jesus;
- we will honor people;
- we don't steal;
- our sabbath (rest) is in Jesus
- how many Wiseman came and saw Jesus?
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- Persecuted Christians across the world
- Children being indoctrinated against their families wishes
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