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Romans 4 - AMP

2 For if Abraham was justified (Hermann Cremer, Biblico-Theological Lexicon of New Testament Greek.established as just by acquittal from guilt) by good works he has grounds for boasting. But not before God! 3 For what does the Scripture say? Abraham believed in (trusted in) God, and it was credited to his account as righteousness (right living and right standing with God). 4 Now to a laborer, his wages are not counted as a favor or a gift, but as an obligation (something owed to him). 5 But to one who, not working , trusts (believes fully) in Him Who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited to him as righteousness (the standing acceptable to God). 6 Thus David Alexander Souter, Pocket Lexicon.congratulates the man and pronounces a blessing on him to whom God credits righteousness apart from the works he does: 7 Blessed and happy and Alexander Souter, Pocket Lexicon.to be envied are those whose iniquities are forgiven and whose sins are covered up and completely buried. 8 Blessed and happy and Alexander Souter, Pocket Lexicon.to be envied is the person of whose sin the Lord will take no account nor reckon it against him. 9 Is this blessing (happiness) then meant only for the circumcised, or also for the uncircumcised? We say that faith was credited to Abraham as righteousness. 10 How then was it credited ? Was it before or after he had been circumcised? It was not after, but before he was circumcised. 11 He received the mark of circumcision as a token or an evidence seal of the righteousness which he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised-- so that he was to be made the father of all who believe, though without circumcision, and who thus have righteousness (right standing with God) imputed to them and credited to their account, 12 As well as the father of those circumcised persons who are not merely circumcised, but also walk in the way of that faith which our father Abraham had before he was circumcised. 13 For the promise to Abraham or his posterity, that he should inherit the world, did not come through the Law but through the righteousness of faith. 14 If it is the adherents of the Law who are to be the heirs, then faith is made futile and empty of all meaning and the promise is made void (is annulled and has no power). 15 For the Law results in wrath, but where there is no law there is no transgression . 16 Therefore, the promise is the outcome of faith and depends on faith, in order that it might be given as an act of grace (unmerited favor), to make it stable and valid and guaranteed to all his descendants--not only to the devotees and adherents of the Law, but also to those who share the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all. 17 As it is written, I have made you the father of many nations. in the sight of God in Whom he believed, Who gives life to the dead and speaks of the nonexistent things that as if they existed. 18 hope being gone, hoped in faith that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been promised, So shall your descendants be. 19 He did not weaken in faith when he considered the impotence of his own body, which was as good as dead because he was about a hundred years old, or the barrenness of Sarah's womb. 20 No unbelief or distrust made him waver (doubtingly question) concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and was empowered by faith as he gave praise and glory to God, 21 Fully satisfied and assured that God was able and mighty to keep His word and to do what He had promised. 22 That is why his faith was credited to him as righteousness (right standing with God). 23 But , It was credited to him, were written not for his sake alone, 24 But for our sakes too. will be granted and credited to us also who believe in (trust in, adhere to, and rely on) God, Who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, 25 Who was betrayed and put to death because of our misdeeds and was raised to secure our justification (our G. Abbott-Smith, Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.acquittal), .



Sermons on Romans 4 More sermons: Romans 4

Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
GIVE THE GIFT OF HOPE
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec, 2016
Summary: We live in a dark, gloomy world. The news seems to be depressing, but we have a hope out of this world...Are you sharing hope with others?
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
Abraham Believed God
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Nov, 2016
Summary: Abraham was not justified by works... nor by the law.
Series: 2017 Lent
Dennis Lee avatar
Keeping Faith in God’s Waiting Room
Shared by: Dennis Lee on Oct, 2016
Summary: This sermon is a part of "A Faith That Works" sermon series and looks at what it takes to keep faith when we're asked to wait.
Scripture: Romans 4:17-21
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 225
Gregory Kirk avatar
Abraham's Faith
Shared by: Gregory Kirk on Sep, 2016
Summary: Abraham accounted righteous for his faith
Scripture: Romans 4:1-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 68
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
I Will Never, Never, Never, Never, Never.
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Aug, 2016
Summary: The theologian Adam Clarke notes that in the Greek there are no less than 5 five negatives in this short discourse. I will Never ... Never ... Never ... Never ... Never... leave you or forsake you.
Jeff Strite avatar
Getting a Grip on Righteousness
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Jul, 2016
Summary: Everyone wants to be righteous, but what does that even mean? How do we gain that status? Check out this debate as presented by our Family Minister Scott Jewell.
Series: Christianese
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Romans 4:1-25
Views: 2,555
David Radcliff avatar
UNSTAGGERING FAITH
Shared by: David Radcliff on Mar, 2016
Summary: In this chapter Abraham is given as an illustration of salvation by grace. There are seven great steps in the faith of Abraham given here. In verse 12, we are admonished to walk in those steps. Abraham had a faith that staggered not at the promises of God. We need more men with this kind of faith.
Scripture: Romans 4:20-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 263
Pat Damiani avatar
A Priceless Inheritance
Shared by: Pat Damiani on Mar, 2016
Summary: A priceless inheritance awaits those who trust in God’s promise
Scripture: Romans 4:13-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 178
Pat Damiani avatar
Hope Against Hope
Shared by: Pat Damiani on Mar, 2016
Summary: Biblical hope is a matter of trusting that God’s promise is greater than my predicament
Scripture: Romans 4:18-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 262
Pat Damiani avatar
God’s Accounting System
Shared by: Pat Damiani on Mar, 2016
Summary: My standing with God is dependent on what I receive not what I achieve
Scripture: Romans 4:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 861
Pat Damiani avatar
Good Works and the Gospel
Shared by: Pat Damiani on Mar, 2016
Summary: My good works are to be a response to God’s grace for the purpose of pointing people to Jesus
Scripture: Romans 4:9-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 222
Dennis Lee avatar
The Power of Faith
Shared by: Dennis Lee on Feb, 2016
Summary: Today's sermon is about the power of faith, and it goes through four steps or phases to see that faith realized, from believing in God's dream, being willing to take a risk, being a people of great expectations, and refusing to give up.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Romans 4:20
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 686
Dr. Jevon Turner, Sr. avatar
MY MIND IS MADE UP!
Shared by: Dr. Jevon Turner, Sr. on Jul, 2015
Summary: We must have a made up mind to serve Christ and get to heaven!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Romans 4:20-21
Views: 3,811
Larry Turner avatar
Dad in the Mirror
Shared by: Larry Turner on Jun, 2015
Summary: It seems dads get beat up a lot for failing to be the perfect father. We forget that dads are fallen men like all others. This message is designed to encourage dads and others in their daily walk.
Dan Proctor avatar
How to Become the Friend of God
Shared by: Dan Proctor on Mar, 2015
Summary: There is one man in the Bible who is said to be the friend of God. His name is Abraham. How did he become the friend of God? Romans 4 is all about Abraham, and will provide us the answer.
Series: Salvation
Scripture: Romans 4:1-25
Denomination: Bible Church
Views: 348
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Saint Joseph and the Joy of the Gospel
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Mar, 2015
Summary: We can learn much from Saint Joseph about the ways to fight acedia and to recover the joy of evangelization.
Shawn Drake avatar
A Perfect Credit Rating
Shared by: Shawn Drake on Feb, 2015
Summary: This is the 7th sermon in the series "The Cure". Abraham is used as an example of faith.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Romans 4:1-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 954
Judith Hand avatar
Against All Hope
Shared by: Judith Hand on Jan, 2015
Summary: Believing when all seems lost or hopeless
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Romans 4:13-22
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 3,496
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Ever feel like THROWING IN THE TOWEL?
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec, 2014
Summary: Have you ever watched a boxing match when the coach threw in the towel? We have lost? We quit? No mas?
Scripture: Romans 4:18
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 472
Leslie Tarlton avatar
Believing the Impossible
Shared by: Leslie Tarlton on Nov, 2014
Summary: WHY DO WE, MANY TIMES, MISS THE BLESSINGS GOD HAS FOR US? WHY DO WE, MANY TIMES, MESS UP THE BLESSINGS GOD HAS FOR US?
Series: Romans
Kyle Sullivan avatar
How to be Accepted by God!
Shared by: Kyle Sullivan on Nov, 2014
Summary: We are accepted by God through Faith.
Scripture: Romans 4:1-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 271
Kyle Sullivan avatar
Believing in God for a Miracle!
Shared by: Kyle Sullivan on Nov, 2014
Summary: Our Faith in believing God for a miracle.
Scripture: Romans 4:17-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 902
David Dykes avatar
Faith 101
Shared by: David Dykes on Oct, 2014
Summary: When someone directs us to do something, before we take the first step, most of us want to know all the details. Abraham didn’t ask; he just kept on moving by faith until he came to this land that was going to one day be Israel.
Series: Romans
Scripture: Romans 4:1-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 822
David Dykes avatar
A Credit Line of Righteousness
Shared by: David Dykes on Oct, 2014
Summary: The difference between when Jesus died and the death of every martyr or every hero who ever died is this: Those people died and they are still dead. The thing about Jesus Christ is he died, he was buried, and he came back after three days.
Series: Romans
Scripture: Romans 4:16-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 484
James May avatar
A Study of the Book of Romans Lesson #10
Shared by: James May on Aug, 2014
Summary: Expository teaching on Romans chapter 3 and 4
Scripture: Romans 3:25-4:5
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 373
James May avatar
A Study of the Book of Romans Lesson #11
Shared by: James May on Aug, 2014
Summary: Expository teaching of Romans chapter 4
Scripture: Romans 4:6-25
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 353
Mike Rickman avatar
Beyond Cheap Grace
Shared by: Mike Rickman on May, 2014
Summary: God desires that we attain the fullness of His grace.
Scripture: Romans 4:13-17
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 776
Daren Mitchell avatar
the supernatural power of faith
Shared by: Daren Mitchell on Apr, 2014
Summary: We want to give Jesus the credit for all the great stuff that we've been blessed to see and do for His Name. We always want to point to Jesus in everything that we say and do.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Romans 4:20-25
Views: 1,950
Monty Newton avatar
A Way Better Way
Shared by: Monty Newton on Mar, 2014
Summary: We find in God'[s grace a better way... a way better way than the works way.
Series: Lenten Grace
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Romans 4:1-17
Views: 570
ROBERT SIMMONS avatar
JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH
Shared by: ROBERT SIMMONS on Jan, 2014
Summary: NOW THAT PAUL HAS SHOWN HOW SINFUL HUMANITY IS IN ROMANS 1-3, IN ROMANS 4 HE SHOWS THE ONLY CURE FOR THE SIN PROBLEM IS AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN FAITH
Scripture: Romans 4:1-12
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 227