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Bible Study on Romans: The Certainty of Justification: Romans 4:9-16

Summary: Where does certainly of eternal life come from: According to Paul, it is not from keeping any religious rights, nor by keeping any works of the law. Rather, it is by depending on the finished work of Christ on our behalf.

1. A. In Romans 4:1-8, Paul illustrates justification by faith with Abraham and David. What were the two sins of David, and how does man view them?

B. What does Jesus say about these two sins and why, in Matt. 4:21-22 and 5:17-28? (Prov. 4:23)

C. Do you know that these sins of yours are forgivable? Explain. (Ps. 32, Ps. 51)

2. A. According to Rom. 4:9-12, when was Abraham reckoned as righteous—before or after he was circumcised?

B. What is the significance of this, and how does it apply today? (Eph. 2:8-9 Titus 3:5, Rom. 11:32)

C. Is there anything else you are trusting in for salvation, in addition to Christ, or alongside with Christ? (John 14:6; Gal. 5:6-12; I Pet. 3:18; Col. 2:10-15)

3. A. What does the Law bring about according to Rom. 4:13-15?

B. Explain why the promise of God is superior to any attempts of keeping the law. (Rom. 4:16; Deut. 7:9; Ps. 36:5; Rom. 3:23; Ecc. 7:20)

C. Share some of the ways God has proven His faithfulness to you, in spite of your unfaithfulness.

4. A. How is the promise of God described in Rom. 4:16?

B. On what basis can anyone have total certainly of eternal life? (I John. 5:9-13)

C. How solid is your certainly of eternal life with God? (Rom. 10:17; Col. 3:16)

For a discussion on this Bible Study go to the discussion forum: Active Bible Study or leave a comment.

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February 13, 2010 - Posted by | Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Christian, Christianity, God, Jesus, New Testament, Religon, Theology

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