ROMANS 3:22-31

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Sunday Morning: May 15, 2005

Text:Romans 3:22-31Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; 26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. 27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. 28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. 29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also: 30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith. 31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD

Romans 3:22Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all [accusative, plural] them that believe [present active participle, plural]: for there is no difference:

FOR THE ONES BELIEVING

Romans 1:16-17For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth [present active participle]; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

TO THEM IT IS REVEALED

17For therein (the gospel of Christ) is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

BELIEVE, PRESENT TENSE, CAN BE STOPPED

Luke 8:13They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe [present active], and in time of temptation fall away [present middle].

ALL OF THE SAVED HAVE FALLEN SHORT

Romans 3:23For all [plural] have sinned [aorist active, 3p], and come short [present middle, plural] of the glory of God;

THE HOPE OF GLORY

Romans 5:2By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

THE ONES BELIEVING SHOULD HAVE HOPE

1 Peter 1:21Who by him do believe [present active participle (TR)] in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

REDEMPTION IN CHRISTíS FAMILY

Romans 3:24Being justified [present passive participle] freely [Given without return or recompense] by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

GRACE IS A MUST

Hebrews 4:16Let us therefore come [present middle subjunctive] boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find [subjunctive may get, obtain] grace to help in time of need.

IN HIM

Acts 13:39And by [en, in] him all that believe [present active participle] are justified [present passive] from all things, from which ye could not [emphatic] be justified [aorist passive] by the law of Moses.

MIGHT BE JUSTIFIED BY FAITH

Galatians 2:16Knowing that a man is not [emphatic] justified [present passive] by the works (obedience to the moral law) of the law (being just, only), but by [dia, through] the faith of [from] Jesus Christ (our high priest), even we have believed [aorist active indicative, common salvation] in Jesus Christ, that [ina, in order that] we might (we might not) be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law (moral law only): for by the works of the law (moral law only) shall no flesh be justified.

BY FAITH, WE ARE BEING JUSTIFIED

Galatians 3:11But that no man is justified [present passive] by the law (by being only just) in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just (those who obey the moral law) shall live [future middle] by [ek, out from] faith.

THE JUST PRACTICE RIGHTEOUSNESS

1 John 3:7 He that doeth [present active participle] righteousness is just

NO FAITH NO GRACE

Galatians 5:4Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified [present passive] by the law (moral law only); ye are fallen from grace.

WE ACCESS GRACE BY FAITH

Romans 5:2By whom (Christ, our High Priest) also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

NO FAITH, NO GRACE

1 Timothy 4:1Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

FAITH IN HIS BLOOD

Romans 3:25Whom (Christ Jesus, v.24 our redeemer) God hath set forth to be a propitiation [mercy seat, Heb 9:5] through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness (as in 1 John 3:7 He that doeth righteousness is just) for [dia, through] the remission [passing over] of sins (of those who are saved) that are past, through the forbearance of God;

RELEASED BY THE BLOOD

Colossians 1:14In whom (Christ Jesus, our kinsman redeemer) we have redemption (inheritance) through his blood, even the forgiveness [remission, liberty, deliverance, Jubilee] (from the bondage) of sins: (to serve God)

FORBEARANCE OF GOD

Romans 2:4Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee (saved sinners) to repentance?

PASSES BY TRANSGRESSIONS

Micah 7:18Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.

HE IS A MERCIFUL GOD

Psalms 103:10He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

GOD IS JUST IN MERCY

Romans 3:26To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might [to] be just, and the justifier [present active participle] of him which believeth [ek, out from faith] in [of/from, genitive] Jesus.

NOT BY WORKS ONLY

Romans 3:27Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

THE CONCLUSION

Romans 3:28Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without [in addition to] the deeds of the (moral) law.

THE LAW OF FAITH

Romans 1:17For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

SAVED JEWS AND GENTILES

Romans 3:29Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:

BOTH ARE JUSTIFIED BY FAITH

Romans 3:30Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision (Jews) by faith, and uncircumcision (Gentiles) through faith.

OBEDIENCE IS REQUIRED

Romans 3:31Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.