Receiving The Benefits of Faith - Romans 4:13-25 * 2-25-18

RECEIVING THE BENEFITS OF  FAITH

 

Romans 4:13-25

 

I.  PROMISE THROUGH FAITH (vs. 13-15)

 

a. Was God’s promise offered through compliance to the law or something else? ____________________________________________

b. What does Paul say would be the effect if the promise had been tied to the law? __________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________

c. What does the law bring about? _____________________________

d. What benefit would there have been with no law? ______________ _________________________________________________________

 

II. ABRAHAM, MAN OF FAITH (vs. 16-22)

 

a. Paul routinely ties together two biblical words: grace and faith.  What is the relationship between these words? ________________________ _________________________________________________________

b. Why does Paul emphasize that the promise is through faith? _______ __________________________________________________________

c. Paul elaborates on Abrahams faith.  What part aspect of Abrahams faith do find amazing …or that you can identify with? _________________________

 

III. TWOFOLD BLESSING (vs. 23-25)

 

a. Name one other person benefiting from this writing? ____________

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b. Jesus was “delivered up” for what? ___________________________

c. Jesus was raised up for what? _______________________________

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d. Who got the better end of God’s plan? ________________________

 

IV. Application:  Paul is tediously hammering away at the point that a relationship to God is through faith alone.  Considering all that Christ suffered to extend this love to us, what is the only acceptable response to God? ___________

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