Faith Alone. By Dr. Chuck Pedersen, Pastor

John 4:14Romans 3:24-26 New International Version (NIV)

24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement,[a] through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— 26 he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.

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  1. Introduction
  2. The Source of Our Justification is The Grace of God
  3. The Ground of Our Justification is the Work of Christ
  4. The Means of Our Justification is Faith
  5. Closing

 

What do we really need to have to be saved? By Richard Graham

28 For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law. Romans 3:28 (NIV)
18 But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.” James 2:18 (NIV)
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1.Paul stresses salvation through faith. Without faith we are lost.

2.James stresses faith thru actions. One goes with the other and you must have both.

3.Who is right? They can’t both be right? Or can they?

4.Paul & James’ views reconciled.

5.Examples from our own church.

Onward to Maturity Through Faith. By Dr. Charles Pedersen, Minister

Galatians 4:1-7 (NIV 1984)

1What I am saying is that as long as the heir is a child, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate. 2He is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father. 3So also, when we were children, we were in slavery under the basic principles of the world. 4But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, 5to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. 6Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” 7So you are no longer slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.
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The Children of God. By Dr. Charles Pedersen, Minister

Galatians 3:23-29 (NIV 1984)

23 Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed. 24 So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. 25 Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law.

26 You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

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Justification by Faith Alone. By Dr. Charles Pedersen, Minister

Galatians 3: 1-5 (NIV 1984)                                                                            Page 1812

3 1You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. 2I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by observing the law, or by believing what you heard” 3Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort? 4Have you suffered so much for nothing—if it really was for nothing? 5Does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you because you observe the law, or because you believe what you hear?

 

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