The Book of Romans - Lesson 6 - Justification by Faith

Scripture Passage: 
Romans 4:1-25
  1. WITHOUT WORKS  (Romans 4:1-8)
    1. The Justification of Abraham  (Romans 4:1-5)
      1. No glory  (Romans 4:1-2;  Romans 3:27;  Ephesians 2:8-9)
      2. No debt  (Romans 4:3-4;  Genesis 15:4-6)
      3. No work  (Romans 4:5;  Titus 3:5)
    2. The Blessings of David  (Romans 4:6-8)
      1. The blessing of imputed righteousness  (Romans 4:6;  Isaiah 53:4-62 Corinthians 5:21)
      2. The blessing of forgiven sins  (Romans 4:7-8;  Psalm 32:1-2Psalm 130:1-4)
  2. WITHOUT CIRCUMCISION  (Romans 4:9-12)
    1. The Example of Abraham  (Romans 4:9-10)
    2. The Father of All Believers  (Romans 4:11-12;  Galatians 3:6-9, 28-29)
      1. Of the uncircumcised  (Romans 4:11;  Galatians 3:14)
      2. Of the circumcised  (Romans 4:12)
  3. WITHOUT LAW  (Romans 4:13-15)
    1. The Promise of Inheritance  (Romans 4:13-14)
      1. Not through the law  (Romans 4:13;  Galatians 3:16-18)
      2. But through faith  (Romans 4:13-14)
    2. The Fruit of the Law  (Romans 4:15)
      1. The law works wrath  (Romans 7:10-112 Corinthians 3:7)
      2. The law proves transgression  (Romans 3:19Romans 7:7-9)
  4. BY FAITH ALONE  (Romans 4:16-25)
    1. The Fatherhood of Abraham  (Romans 4:16-17)
      1. The father of us all  (Romans 4:16)
      2. The father of many nations  (Romans 4:17;  Genesis 17:4-5)
    2. The Faith of Abraham  (Romans 4:18-22)
      1. The conflict of his faith  (Romans 4:18-19)
        1. Against hopelessness  (Romans 4:18;  Acts 27:20-25)
        2. Against impossibilities  (Romans 4:19;  John 11:38-40)
      2. The strength of his faith  (Romans 4:20-21)
        1. In the promise of God  (Romans 4:20a;  Joshua 14:10-12)
        2. In the praise of God  (Romans 4:20b;  Job 1:20-22)
        3. In the performance of God  (Romans 4:21;  Hebrews 11:19)
      3. The result of his faith  (Romans 4:22)  - imputed righteousness
    3. The Heritage of Abraham  (Romans 4:23-25)
      1. For our imputation  (Romans 4:23-24)
      2. For our justification (Romans 4:25)

MEMORY VERSE:  Romans 4:20

He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief;  but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 26:13

The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.