act of divine grace that restores the sinner to full relationship with God as
if he had not sinned.
The Need of Justification
Guilt Not Imputed to the Sinner
Not by Works of the Law
Christ the Ground of Justification
Relation of Faith to Justification
1. The Need of
Romans 3:10 As
the Scriptures say, “No one is righteous— not even one.
2. Guilt Not Imputed to
Psalms 32:2 Yes, what
joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt, whose
lives are lived in complete honesty!
Zechariah 3:4 So the
angel said to the others standing there, “Take off his filthy clothes.” And
turning to Jeshua he said, “See, I have taken away your sins, and now I am
giving you these fine new clothes.”
John 5:24 “I tell you
the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have
eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have
already passed from death into life.
3. Not by Works of the Law
Romans 3:20 For no one
can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply
shows us how sinful we are.
Romans 4:2 If his good
deeds had made him acceptable to God, he would have had something to boast
about. But that was not God’s way.
Galatians 2:16 Yet we
know that a person is made right with God by faith in Jesus Christ, not by
obeying the law. And we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we might be made
right with God because of our faith in Christ, not because we have obeyed the
law. For no one will ever be made right with God by obeying the law.”
4. Christ the Ground of
Romans 3:23-24 For
everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious
standard. 24 Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are
righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty
for our sins.
Romans 4:25 He was
handed over to die because of our sins, and he was raised to life to make us
right with God.
5. Relation of Faith to
Romans 3:27 Can we
boast, then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our
acquittal is not based on obeying the law. It is based on faith.
Romans 4:3-5 For the
Scriptures tell us, “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous
because of his faith.” 4 When
people work, their wages are not a gift, but something they have
earned. 5 But people are counted as righteous, not because of their
work, but because of their faith in God who forgives sinners.
Romans 5:1 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.
Outline is from the Dixon Analytical Bible
Scripture is from the New Living Bible
courtesy of www.biblegateway.com
Arranged and modified by HKM 11/19/2010