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Crossway has as it's main purpose and goal, to provide an environment of love and joy, in which you can begin, nurture and mature in a REAL relationship with Jesus Christ and other fellow believers.

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at 10:00am.

Lunch will be served after the service!!

Bible Study - Wednesday @ 7pm
Old Church @1130 S. Main. Palmer

Woman's Bible Study - 10:30am
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Sermon Notes

The Just Shall Live by Faith

 Romans 1:17


THE JUST - What does it mean. Are there Unjust folks. How are the just expected to live?

WHAT ARE THE GROUNDS FOR OUR JUSTIFICATION?

JOB 25:4 (NIV) How then can a man be righteous before God? How can one born of woman be pure?

Romans 3:23

Can GOOD WORKS help?

GOOD WORKS FOLLOW AFTER A JUSTIFIED PERSON, THEY DO NOT GO BEFORE, IN ORDER THAT HE MAY BE JUSTIFIED. . . .

Obedience + faith – Romans 3:22

The cross plus nothing equals salvation.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE JUSTIFIED?

Justification – Easton’s Bible Dictionary - "...it is the judicial act of God, by which he pardons all the sins of those who believe in Christ, and accounts, accepts, and treats them as righteous in the eye of the law."

Some think we are punished for our sins – impossible.   

Christ took the full wrath of God.

There is no way we can "make up" for our sins
– No purgatory, penance, reincarnation, human efforts.
We may be disciplined but not punished.

We are forgiven of our sins when we ask God and continue steadfastly in His prescribed walk. That walk is detailed in His Word.
* We are released from the CONDEMNATION that sin deserves. God is no longer angry with us.

 
Romans 8:1. There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ

We are reconciled to God and have a relationship with Him.

* There is a release from the GUILT of sin.

When the Father looks at us He sees only Christ’s righteousness.


* We are released from the PUNISHMENT of sin due to the LAW.

The requirements of the law are not set aside but fulfilled.
Rom 10:4 (NAS).  For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

God doesn’t declare us innocent, He declares us Just.

That is RESTORATION TO FAVOR – Having Favor with God.

Illus. - the X-convict :
* has a stigma
* can’t find work
* want causes him to commit crime
* old charges are evidence of bad character, increase penalty.

God forgives us and restores us to His favor.

Justification is more than forgiveness, it is restoration to favor.

This is known as THE IMPUTATION OF CHRIST’S RIGHTOUSNESS

Imputation is to charge to one’s account.

David spoke of imputation in:
Psalms 32:2.  Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity.
In the N.T. We find double imputation:
* Our sin is imputed to Christ.
* His righteousness is imputed to us.

2 Corinthians 5:21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

* The Just -  SHALL LIVE

What did Paul mean by "live".

"to live" means to stand accepted before God.

Now there is something you must DO to get back in His love & acceptance.


Keeping the 10 Commandments – No, we can’t

By Good works
How do you know when you have done enough?
If by works then not grace – you have no need of Christ.

John 1:12,13


We stand accepted by God based on CHRIST ALONE.

The Just shall Live - By FAITH

Faith is in general the persuasion of the mind that a certain statement is true. Its primary idea is trust.

According to the simplest conception of it, faith is a personal confidence in God. This implies that the individual has come to know God to some degree of real experience.

Based on that experience I will rely on and Trust Him.

Faith involves an act of the will. Will to rely on Him and Trust Him. He never Fails.