October 29, 2017        "Through Faith"      Pastor Wood

October 29, 2017


500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

Text: Romans 3:22 (ESV) 22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction:

All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; RIGHTEOUSNESS

Justified by his grace as a gift: JUSTIFICATION

through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,: FAITH

Scripture for reflection:
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; RIGHTEOUSNESS
Psalm 143:2 (ESV) 2 Enter not into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you.
Romans 3:9–12 (ESV) 9 What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin, 10 as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; 11 no one understands; no one seeks for God. 12 All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.”
Ecclesiastes 7:20 (ESV) 20 Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins.
Galatians 3:22 (ESV) 22 But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
2 Corinthians 11:15 (ESV) 15 So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.
Justified by his grace as a gift: JUSTIFICATION
Romans 6:23 (ESV) 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 10:12 (ESV) 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him.
Galatians 2:16 (ESV) 16 yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.
Matthew 5:6 (ESV) 6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
Acts 13:38 (ESV) 38 Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you,
Romans 6:7 (ESV) 7 For one who has died has been set free from sin.
Through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,: FAITH
Ephesians 1:7 (ESV) 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,
Acts 3:16 (ESV) 16 And his name—by faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all.
1 Corinthians 1:30 (ESV) 30 And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption,
Romans 5:18f (ESV) 18 Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. 19 For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.
1 Corinthians 1:21 (ESV) 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.