26/10/2014 Sermon Note (4th svc)
We need to find what Abraham found.
Was Abraham justified by his law keeping?
Why God hate sin? Because He loves us!! God is love! What is love if love does not destroy the thing that attack the loved ones?
Abraham Justified by Faith
What then shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt.
David Celebrates the Same Truth
But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness, just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works:
“Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven,
And whose sins are covered;
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord shall not impute sin.””
” And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.” So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.
The Law Brings a Curse
For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.” But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for “the just shall live by faith.” Yet the law is not of faith, but “the man who does them shall live by them.””
What is the righteousness of faith? Inheritance comes by righteousness of faith!
If u work for something, ur boss cannot say ur salary is his grace for u.
Grace is unmerited unearned favor! Grace is empowered only when u receive it as unearned unmerited favor of God!
To Him who does not work but believe on God who justified the ungodly! U don’t work to be right with God. U rest and believe.
Rest. Rest and believe!
Take communion everyday like medicine. Take rest and believe. Communion is receive and it is not work.
Do u have revelation that u r the righteousness of God?
Do u believe God justified the ungodly? Trying to be godly for God to justify us and therefore we don’t have the revelation we are the righteousness of God in Christ!
God still justified Abraham even when he failed. A God who hate sin and perfect in holiness justified and make righteous the ungodly. There must be a righteous foundation to make ungodly righteous! How can a holy God justified the ungodly?
God justify the ungodly!!
People don’t have peace because they don’t really believe this.
God sent His Son so He who knew no sin became sin for us!
David also described the righteousness apart from his law-keeping.
Accounted and input.
To put something into someone’s else account.
His Son’s account.
At the cross God calculated all my sins to put into His Son’s account.
A holy God cannot allow a sinner to enter into His presence. But God loves man. He had a solution. At the cross is His divine plan! Love wants to pour out and give.
Kids are to be loved.
Jesus never one time call His Father my Father. He always called Him My Father. Only at the cross He called His Father Abba. This is the divine plan.
Many of u are saved but u r not living like a son. U r like the prodigal son’s brother.
Under grace God said put shoe on his leg, he is My Son! They had music and dancing to celebrate the return of prodigal son! His brother was angry and did not want to go back.
” “But he was angry and would not go in. Therefore his father came out and pleaded with him. So he answered and said to his father, ‘Lo, these many years I have been serving you; I never transgressed your commandment at any time; and yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might make merry with my friends. But as soon as this son of yours came, who has devoured your livelihood with harlots, you killed the fatted calf for him.’
“And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours. It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found.’ ””
It is not my works. Privilege to serve the Lord. The blessing comes because of calvary.
Finished meaning nothing coming my way.
When u love the Lord because He first love u, u won’t wanna disappoint him. Our sin did not escape judgement. Jesus took it on the cross for us
Jesus committed His spirit with a bow of His head. He breathed and He dismissed His spirit with a breath. He gave His life for us. On the 3rd day, God raised His Son for us. That is why God can receive us although we are not perfect.