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Gods Righteousness Revealed


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Gods Righteousness Revealed

  1. 1. The gospel reveals the righteousness of God “from faith to faith”. Rom. 1:17 God’s Righteousness Revealed
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>One of the more obscure statements in the Bible in found in Rom. 1:17. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The phrase “from faith to faith” has been interpreted in many ways. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is sure is that the gospel reveals God’s righteousness and man’s righteousness as linked by this phrase. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also known is that this verse is the over-riding theme of this entire letter to the Roman Christians. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>In this lesson we shall note the possibilities of what this phrase means. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How the gospel reveals the righteousness of God. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How God’s revealed power and righteousness affects the righteous man who lives by faith. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. From Faith to Faith <ul><li>We may never know the exact meaning of this phrase in light of its context. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholars have diagrammed and expounded upon this phrase. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many have given divergent commentaries to this phrase. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. From Faith to Faith <ul><li>What benefit is there for to expound upon this phrase? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To understand the correlation (through this statement) that exists between the righteousness of God and man’s necessity to live by faith . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To magnify our awareness of God’s righteousness and His power to make us justified before Him. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How this correlation motivates us to live – by faith – a transformed life. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The Gospel Reveals the Righteousness of God <ul><li>Through the gospel we learn of God’s divine power and righteousness. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature are understood through creation. Rom. 1:20 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But, through the gospel we learn about His power and righteousness through judgments and deliverances. As examples: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>His power (authority) in creation. Gen. 1 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>His power (authority) in establishing law and consequence. Gen. 2:15-17; Gen. 3 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>His awesome powerful ability to condemn (judge) and deliver (grace) at the same time: The Flood. Gen. 6-8; 11; Exo. 14; Judges </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The Gospel Reveals the Righteousness of God <ul><li>Through the gospel we learn of God’s power through Jesus. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How God’s righteousness demanded His Son pay the penalty of sin. Rom. 3:21-25 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How the gospel reveals Jesus’ power over the grave as demonstration of God’s power. 1 Cor. 15:1-28 </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. The Gospel Reveals the Righteousness of God <ul><li>Through God’s righteousness – not ours – we stand justified before Him. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You are not saved because you hear, believe, confess, repent and are baptized. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You are saved because of God’s power and righteousness which brings about a manifestation of faith in Christ: causing you to believe, confess, repent and be baptized for the forgiveness of your sins. Rom. 1:16-17 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In other words, your salvation does not reside in you but in the one who made you, whose gift justifies you… who demonstrates His power and righteousness in the believer. Rom. 3:23-26 </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. The Gospel Reveals the Righteousness of God <ul><li>Through God’s righteousness we – righteous men who believe in Christ – live by faith. Rom. 1:17 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The gospel message is powerful because God graciously saves all who believe on Him through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ From faith to faith” there is a direct correlation between God’s revealed righteousness and power that now works in and through our lives. Rom. 1:17; Phil. 2:12-13 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The result is that the minds of believers are transformed and manifests a life of faith, showing the righteousness of God. Rom. 12:1-2 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusion <ul><li>While the phrase “from faith to faith” may still seem obscure, there is no denying when God’s righteousness is revealed to believers how it transforms their lives. </li></ul><ul><li>May God’s power and righteousness bring salvation to all who call upon the name of our Lord and Savior. </li></ul>