Key Text: Romans 4
A key concept in Paul’s argument that righteousness comes through faith and not by works is unpacked in Romans 4. To close out this series, we turn our attention back to Abram, and in particular to the moment that righteousness was credited to him in God’s sight. What was the pivotal moment? What plucked this wandering exile from ‘excluded’ to ‘included’? And what lessons does that moment hold for us?
There is a blessing in belief, and it goes far beyond mere positive thinking or even answered prayers — it stretches far back into eternity past and forward into eternity future, and it places you securely into the gentle hands of a loving Father; “Yes Lord, I believe”, alters eternal destinies.