Sunday Morning: June 5, 2005
Text: Romans 4:1-5 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? 2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God. 3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. 4 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. 5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law (alone), but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed [aorist, (salvation)] in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith [noun, not a verb] of Christ, and not by the works of the law (alone): for by the works of the law (alone) shall no flesh be justified.
Romans 4:1-2 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? 2 For if Abraham were justified by works (alone), he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.
Romans 8:33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.
Romans 4:25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.
John 13:8-10 Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. 9 Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. 10 Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet (that which is unclean), but is clean every whit: . . .
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Romans 4:3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted [reckoned] unto him for righteousness.
Genesis 15:6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
Romans 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith [not an event, active faith] of [from] Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe [present active participle, not an event]: .
1 John 5:1 Whosoever believeth [present active participle, not an event] that Jesus is the Christ (our high priest) is born of God: . . .
1 John 5:4-5 For whatsoever [who so ever] is born of God overcometh [present active, not an event] the world: and this is the victory that overcometh [aorist active, an event, has overcome] the world, even our faith [that has been active]. 5 Who is he that overcometh [present active, not an even] the world, but he that believeth [present active participle, not an event] that Jesus is the Son of God? [our high priest and not our sin offering)
James 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed [reckoned] unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
James 2:15-16 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
James 2:17 Even (as in verses 15, 16) so faith (alone) (does not profit you), if it hath not works [deeds], (faith) is dead, being alone.
James 2:18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith (alone), and I have works (alone): shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
James 2:20-21 But wilt [present active, wishing] thou know [to know or to be sure, to understand], O vain man, that faith without [in addition to] works is dead [idle]?
James 2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
Genesis 22:9 And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.
Hebrews 11:17-19 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, 18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: 19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
James 2:24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
James 2:25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?
Hebrews 11:31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.
Psalms 106:30-31 Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed. 31 And that was counted [lxx reckoned, aorist passive] unto him for righteousness unto all generations for evermore.
2 Timothy 2:15 Study [be diligent] to shew [present] thyself approved (un-chargeable) unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing [present active] the word of truth.
James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried [approved, (un-chargeable)], he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.