What does it mean to have faith? Is faith alone enough to save us? Join us for this message as we continue our study in the Book of Romans.

Faith + Nothing = Salvation
or...
Faith = Salvation

x + Sin = Wrath of God
x = (insert your name here)

The world’s most important questions:

  1. What is the righteousness of God?
  2. How do I become righteous?

Righteousness: The doctrine that God always acts in accordance with what is right and that he is himself the final standard of what is right.

Righteousness (from a human perspective):A right standing with God.

Justified: A legal term that means no record of wrongs. God pardons sinners and restores them to a state of righteousness.

Atonement: The work Christ did in his life and death to earn our salvation.

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Sermon Based Questions

  1. How would most people react to this statement, "You cannot get to heaven by being a good person?"
  2. Why do we have such a hard time embracing the idea of salvation by faith alone?
  3. Read John 3:36. Why does God's wrath "remain" on those who have rejected Jesus? How do we remove the wrath of God from our lives?
  4. Read Romans 3:21.
    • Righteousness
      • God's perspective: The doctrine that God always acts in accordance with what is right and that He is himself the final standard of what is  right.
      • Our perspective: right standing before God.
    • Justification
      • God's pardoning sinners and restoring them to a state of righteousness.
    • Why are these two words so important and what do they mean for our lives?
  5. How does being justified make us righteous in God's eyes?
  6. Read Romans 3:25-26.
    • Atonement
      • The work Christ did in his life and death to earn our salvation.
      • Jesus' death on the cross satisfies the wrath of God.
    • What does it mean that "God left the sins committed beforehand unpunished?"
  7. Couldn't God just forgive sins? Why did He require the sacrifice of His Son?
  8. How did God maintain His justice while at the same time becoming the Justifier?

 

Series

Faith + Ø

Speaker

Troy Knight

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