Romans 3:21-25a

The Good News

December 5, 2021 • Pastor John Wilson

INTRO. LAST WEEK WE HEARD THE BAD NEWS A. This Week The Unbelievable Good News B. Man Does Not Have To Remain Alienated From God I. vs 21 RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD APART FROM LAW/WORKS A. What Law Requires God Willingly Provides 1. Righteousness Apart From Law B. Witnesses: Law & Prophets Mk.9:1-4 C. Ii Cor. 5:21 “We May Become…” How Is This So? II. vs 22-23 RIGHTEOUSNESS THRU FAITH ALONE A. Faith In Anything? Faith In Any God? No B. Biblical Faith = Faith In Jesus Christ C. All Have Sinned, All In Same Boat “Fallen Short” 1. Gk. ‘Missed The Mark’ X Archer X Runner D. Man Is Apex Of God’s Creation. How So? X Adam 1. Failed: Westminster Confession #1 D. All Have Sinned; Nature & Practice > Need Grace III. vs 24-25a JUSTIFIED FREELY BY GRACE THRU FAITH A. Freely = W/O Cause, Nothing In Us To Draw His Grace B. Jesus Is Propitiation By His Blood “Life In The Blood” 1. Lev.16:15 Propitiation = Mercy Seat X Lk.18:13 “Is There A Mercy Seat For Me?” You? C. Grace Thru Faith ‘ Saved From/To’ Eph.1:3-6, Phil.3:9 CLOSE: WHAT IS A PERSON TO DO? IT IS SIMPLE A. Know It Is God Who Saves Us I Cor.1:30 X Object Throw B. Accept, Trust, Receive “Born Again”

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Romans 4:1-8

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January 9, 2022 • Pastor John Wilson

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