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  • I Will Never, Never, Never, Never, Never.

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Aug 30, 2016
    based on 58 ratings
     | 15,956 views

    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.

    I recently read a story ... about a traveler who was having a conversation ... with a farmer ... from upstate New York. They both were discussing the weather, ... and the farmer assured the traveler ...that he could tell what the weather was going to be ... by watching the behavior ... of his ...read more

  • Getting A Grip On Righteousness Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 4, 2016
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,549 views

    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.

    Read Romans 4 and pray We’re continuing our series about Christianese- those code words often only recognized by those who have been in the faith for some time. By brushing up on these words, it’s our hope to better use or describe the terminology so that the world might come to ...read more

  • Abraham, David And You!

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Nov 30, 2013
    based on 74 ratings
     | 11,600 views

    1- The salvation of Abraham 2- The salvation of David

    INTRO.- What’s required for salvation? ILL.- It was said that one time a businessman who well known for his ruthlessness once said to writer Mark Twain, "Before I die I mean to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. I will climb Mount Sinai and read the 10 Commandments aloud at the top." "I ...read more

  • Unwavering Faith Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Jul 10, 2011
    based on 13 ratings
     | 6,405 views

    Abraham believed and followed God's promises and God credited him with righteousness. Because of Jesus' death and resurrection, we, like Abraham, can be accounted as righteous through faith also.

    ROMANS 4: 19-25 UNWAVERING FAITH Salvation is not something earned. It is a free gift. It is not something deserved, it is from God's grace to all who will actively take God at His Word. In this passage there is another example which illustrates Abraham's justification by faith. God gave ...read more

  • Faith In God’s Promises Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Jun 27, 2011
    based on 28 ratings
     | 11,483 views

    The Bible makes clear the fact that man’s faith & God’s grace are both involved in salvation. For the promise of God’s salvation belongs to the realm of grace & faith, not works.

    ROMANS 4: 16-18 FAITH IN GOD’S PROMISES Paul continues his illustration of Abraham as the supreme Old Testament example of saving faith. He makes clear the fact that man’s faith and God’s grace are both involved in salvation. For the promise of God’s salvation belongs to the realm of grace and ...read more

  • The Father Of The Faithful Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Jun 20, 2011
    based on 10 ratings
     | 7,290 views

    Through this passage one can understand that Abraham was justified before he was circumcised and before the Law was given. Circumcision and legal obedience are not necessary conditions of justification

    ROMANS 4:9-15 THE FATHER OF THE FAITHFUL Paul has proven that Abraham was not justified nor forgiven on account of his good actions. But what was the nature of the Covenant made with Abraham? Was the promise made on the condition of faith, or on the condition of circumcision, which was the ...read more

  • Righteousness Is Apart From Works Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Jun 6, 2011
    based on 15 ratings
     | 3,734 views

    Abraham was righteous before God. But what was the grounds of Abraham's righteousness, faith or works? The answer of Jewish tradition was works, but Scripture says Abraham's righteousness was by faith. Paul proves that the doctrine of justification by fai

    ROMANS 4: 1-8 RIGHTEOUSNESS IS APART FROM WORKS In the preceding paragraph (3:21-31) Paul has been proclaiming a righteousness from God, and therefore valid before God, because it does not in any way depend on human merit. He stated that the Law and the Prophets, or Holy Scripture, had already ...read more

  • A Pitiful Sight

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on May 1, 2011
    based on 38 ratings
     | 4,216 views

    An illustration of people groups who today do ’penance’ to earn God’s favor highlights Paul’s admonition to the Jews who made so many pitiful attempts at gaining God’s salvation He wants to freely give away. Link inc. to formatted text, audio, Powerpoint

    A Pitiful Sight Romans 4:9-25 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/PitifulSight.html Every hear a great throng of people make pilgrimage to the Shrine of Guadalupe in Mexico, a site where supposedly the Virgin Mary once stood...however unlikely that is. They go there hoping to get her attention, ...read more

  • The Gospel According To Abraham

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Apr 27, 2011
    based on 35 ratings
     | 2,832 views

    Paul spends a lot of time on justification because our nature tries to clothe ourselves with righteousness in the form of fig leaves, but we are not truly clothed with righteousness until God does the clothing. Link inc. to formatted text, audio, PowerPoi

    The Gospel According to Abraham Romans 4:1-8 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/GospelAccordingAbraham.html 3:31 asked if the OT was void because of saving faith? God forbid! Now look at how he illustrates that saving faith is in the OT. vv. 1-8 Paul spends a lot of time on justification ...read more

  • The Zero Factor

    Contributed by Barry Edmondson on Jul 19, 2010
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,056 views

    Are you facing a seemingly impossible situation? I want you to know that, as a child ofAbraham, you are in a position to make use of the zero factor. Put yourself in the place of Abraham and Sarah. They were both over 90 years of age, with nothing but a

    Are you facing a seemingly impossible situation? I want you to know that, as a child ofAbraham, you are in a position to make use of the zero factor. Put yourself in the place of Abraham and Sarah. They were both over 90 years of age, with nothing but a promise from God that a son would come from ...read more

  • Let Your Praise Prevail Over Your Asking

    Contributed by Gregory Thomas on Apr 2, 2009
    based on 16 ratings
     | 2,241 views

    Your Praise should outweigh your asking

    Let Your Praise Prevail over Your Asking Romans 4:20 God stayed with Abraham until he became strong in faith. Notice that being strong in faith has something that goes with it...to be strong in faith is to give God glory. Well Abraham is giving God glory. Abraham is saying ...read more

  • Identity: Who Are You And Why Are You Who You Are?

    Contributed by Nate Herbst on Jan 8, 2009
    based on 12 ratings
     | 6,711 views

    This message explores the radical truth of who we are in and through Christ and how that affects the way we live and how God views us.

    New Creations - Our identity in Christ 1. Why are you who you are? Why are you different than so many others? a. What goes through your mind when you listen to the news stories, see the moral depravity so prevalent around you? b. Stalin (killed 20 million), Ted Bundy (confessed to killing over ...read more

  • Being Justified By Faith

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Oct 23, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,275 views

    Only through faith can a believer maintain growth Spiritually. A verse upon verse study on the book of Romans.

    Being Justified by Faith Text: Romans 4: 1-12 1 What then shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh? 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 3 For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it ...read more

  • How To Handle Dead Ends

    Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Aug 31, 2008
    based on 27 ratings
     | 4,161 views

    Four steps to aid in handling dead ends

    How to Handle Dead Ends Romans 4:16-21 Oftentimes things do not always go as planned! At times, life is filled with dead ends. There are occupational dead-ends, financial dead-ends, relationship dead-ends, legal dead-ends – many and various dead-ends. ...read more

  • A Faith Like Abraham Series

    Contributed by Jerry Watts on May 30, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,485 views

    When we examine Abraham’s faith, we discover a model which leads us to a relationship with God.

    A Faith Like Abraham Romans 4:13-25 * The word Faith carries many different meanings. First, it means “belief in, devotion to, or trust in somebody or something and many times without logical proof.” In fact, true faith will defy logic. Faith also denotes a ‘system of religious belief or the ...read more

  • Strong Faith

    Contributed by Victor Nazareth on Mar 24, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,631 views

    I want to turn to the subject of Faith and how to develop strong faith. We look at Abraham our father of faith as we study this. Our aim will be to develop strong faith that will cause us to be successful in life.

    Introduction: We have been talking about signs of faith and being filled with the Holy Spirit for these signs to accompany us. Today I want to turn to the subject of Faith and how to develop strong faith. We look at Abraham our father of faith as we study this. Our aim will be to develop ...read more

  • The God Of Impossibilities

    Contributed by Charles Cockroft on Mar 18, 2008
    based on 171 ratings
     | 38,199 views

    God can do anything and He will make a way where there is no way.

    The God of Impossibilities Matthew 19:26, "… Jesus … said … with God all things are possible." What prompted Jesus to say such a thing? The answer is that He wanted to show us all that what we think can’t be done, is no challenge at all to God for God can do anything and He will make a way ...read more

  • Justification By Faith Alone Series

    Contributed by Neil Richardson on Mar 14, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 680 views

    Questions for application in small group Bible study

    ROMANS 4:13-24 GOOD FRIDAY 18 APRIL 2003 [Verses from Romans 4 unless otherwise stated] Earlier on today some of us talked to two dear Jehovah’s Witnesses, Simba and Natasha, both from Zimbabwe. They really confirmed just how stuck human religion is: stuck in a slavery of ...read more

  • Teniendo Fe En Lo Imposible

    Contributed by Mayor Gerardo Balmori on Feb 24, 2008
    based on 121 ratings
     | 61,733 views

    Abraham creyó en Dios, pero además la Biblia dice que Abraham le creyó a Dios, y le fue contado por justicia. Estos son tiempos de que la Iglesia no solo crea en Dios, sino que también crea a Dios.

    Teniendo fe en lo imposible Romanos 4:17 Génesis 15:4-5 Hebreos 11:1,6 El Ejército de Salvación Capitán Gerardo Balmori Introducción: ¿Cuántos aquí creen en Dios? Abraham creyó en Dios, pero además la Biblia dice que Abraham le creyó a Dios, y le fue contado por justicia. Estos son ...read more

  • The Characteristics Of Faith Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Feb 3, 2008
    based on 24 ratings
     | 8,076 views

    In this sermon we observe seven characteristics of true, saving faith that are found in the life of every believer.

    Scripture The apostle Paul has been using the patriarch Abraham as an example of faith in Romans 4:1-25. Today, as we examine the final section of this chapter we shall observe the characteristics of true, saving faith. Let’s read Romans 4:18-25: "18 In hope he believed against hope, that he ...read more

  • Saved By Good Works Or By Faith? Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Jan 7, 2008
    based on 12 ratings
     | 4,976 views

    This sermon answers the question, "Are we saved by good works or by faith?"

    Scripture The October 22, 1996 headlines of The Times of London cried: Lost Forever: A Nation’s Heritage Looted By Its Own People. Afghanistan’s National Museum in Kabul is rubble, said the newspaper. It once held one of the world’s greatest multicultural antique collections: Persian, ...read more

  • Fully Persuaded

    Contributed by Toby Powers on Jan 3, 2008
    based on 27 ratings
     | 9,700 views

    Are you more than Almost Persuaded? Like Abraham, we need to be fully persuaded.

    From the Desk of Pastor Toby Powers Truth Baptist Church Bremen, GA www.trumpetoftruthonline.org Fully Persuaded Romans 4:16-25 Intro: In our text the Apostle Paul is arguing the necessity of redemption and salvation by grace through faith. He argues that even Abraham of the Old Testament ...read more

  • A Word From God

    Contributed by Douglas Kinney on Dec 27, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,070 views

    Why did Abraham believe God? Why did he call those things which were no as though they were? This sermon looks at the real elements of Faith.

    The Word FROM God Romans 4:17 17(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. Why did Abraham believe God? Why did he call those things which were no as ...read more

  • Justification By Faith Series

    Contributed by Bruce Willis on Dec 10, 2007
    based on 12 ratings
     | 1,639 views

    This sermon seeks to communicate that Christ’s own righteousness is imputed to those who believe thus, enabling the believer to live the Christ life like God designed it be lived.

    Martin Luther a German monk and theologian dealt the symbolic blow that began the Protestant Reformation when he nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Church. That document contained an attack on abuses by popes and the sale of indulgences by church officials. But Luther ...read more

  • Five "I Will's" To Speak Over Your Life

    Contributed by Shane Brooks on Apr 25, 2007
    based on 24 ratings
     | 3,074 views

    With the same tongue, you bless and curse. This lesson gives you five blessings to speak over your life.

    Romans 4:16-17 There is power in what you say If U speak something over your life enough... IT WILL HAPPEN I wonder How many went home... I WILL LOSE 100 POUNDS I WILL WIN AMERICAN IDOL I WILL BELIEVE WITH SHANE...COWBOYS WILL RETURN TO GLORY Today I want to look at 5 things that ...read more

  • What Kind Of Person Does God Accept And On What Basis Does He Do It?

    Contributed by Larry Moyer on Mar 15, 2007
    based on 16 ratings
     | 3,213 views

    The people God accepts are ungodly people who trust in Christ alone to save them.

    A man who was not raised in the United States enlisted in the U. S. Army. Being a foreigner he had a difficult time with the English language. One day the troop was preparing for inspection and the men realized that unless they helped him, he could flunk the inspection simply due to his ...read more

  • Steppping Beyond Normal

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Oct 19, 2006
    based on 17 ratings
     | 6,535 views

    If the devil and this world system can get you to consider your limitations- whether it’s limitations of your body, your mind, or finances- You will be defeated! Limitations will say, “You can’t, but God say’s, “You can!” Today God desires for us to look

    Stepping Beyond Normal Text: Romans 4: 17-22 17(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. 18Who against hope believed in hope, that ...read more

  • Resurrection Power Not Human Effort Series

    Contributed by Greg Johnson on Oct 5, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 919 views

    Romans chapter four is a powerful chapter that every believer needs to master. The Apostle Paul continues talking about justification, a term that he introduces in Romans Chapter three. Romans chapter four also has probably the best definition of faith

    Resurrection Power and Not Human Effort By Greg Johnson http://www.LovingGodFellowship.org Romans chapter four is a powerful chapter that every believer needs to master. The Apostle Paul continues talking about justification, a term that he introduces in Romans Chapter three. Romans ...read more

  • Resurrection Power Series

    Contributed by Timothy Mills on Sep 21, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 895 views

    Chapter 4 vv. 1-8 contrasted faith & works; vv. 9-17 contrasted law & grace; now in vv. 16-25 we see the contrast of life & death.

    Romans 4:16-25 Children have a can do attitude: "I can do it my own self!" We chuckle at them. 1) Abraham & Sarah were as good as dead. • If ever there were 2 people with one foot in the grave, and the other on a bannana peel it’s Abraham and Sarah. He 100, she 90. No children, though they ...read more

  • Finding Hope In A Hopeless World Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Aug 15, 2006
    based on 17 ratings
     | 7,177 views

    Clre Booth Luce once said, "There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown hopeless about them." We’ll examine hope through Abraham’s life as referenced by Paul in Romans 4.

    Finding Hope in a Hopeless World Romans 4:18-25 Rev. Brian Bill 8/13/06 Good morning. My name is Abraham. I thought it was time for me to speak to you since the Apostle Paul has been using me as an example in Romans 4 and your pastor dropped the ball by only alluding to me last week. I ...read more