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Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you righteous by yourself? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show faith righteousness always works for those who loved GOD. IV. TEXT: Romans 9:30 (New Living Translation, Second Edition) What does

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you righteous by yourself?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show faith righteousness always works for those who loved GOD.

IV. TEXT:

Romans 9:30 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

What does all this mean? Even though the Gentiles were not trying to follow God’s standards, they were made right with God. And it was by faith that this took place.

V. THESIS:

Let's go back to faith-righteousness and leave works-righteousness.

VI. TITLE:

Righteousness by Faith

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Apostle Paul

B. Date written: 57 A.D.

C. Place written: From Corinth

D. Purpose: To prepare Roman believers for his long awaited visit.

E. To whom written: Roman Christians

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness obtained it.

"What does all this mean? Even though the Gentiles were not trying to follow God’s standards, they were made right with God."

Acts 18:6 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

But when they opposed and insulted him, Paul shook the dust from his clothes and said, “Your blood is upon your own heads—I am innocent. From now on I will go preach to the Gentiles.”

Acts 28:28 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

So I want you to know that this salvation from God has also been offered to the Gentiles, and they will accept it.”

Hosea 2:23 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

At that time I will plant a crop of Israelites and raise them for myself. I will show love to those I called ‘Not loved.’ And to those I called ‘Not my people,’ I will say, ‘Now you are my people.’ And they will reply, ‘You are our God!’”

1. Righteousness by faith

Genesis 15:6 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

And Abram believed the Lord, and the Lord counted him as righteous because of his faith.

Romans 5:1 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.

1 Corinthians 6:11 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

Galatians 3:26 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus.

B. Good works insufficient to secure salvation

"And it was by faith that this took place."

Romans 9:30 (Amplified Bible)

What shall we say then? That Gentiles who did not follow after righteousness [who did not seek salvation by right relationship to God] have attained it by faith [a righteousness imputed by God, based on and produced by faith],

Ephesians 2:8-9 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.

Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.

Romans 3:20 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)


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