"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man
of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."
-- 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Big Idea: Justification empowers personal faith that overcomes.
A. God’s promises must be received by faith. Genesis 1:22, 15:4; Romans 4:13; 1 Corinthians 7:1-16
B. Depending on the law makes faith worthless. Romans 4:14
A. God always keeps His promises. Romans 4:15-16
B. God brings life out of nothing. Romans 4:17
IV. Good as Dead
A. Abraham trusted God even when his situation seemed hopeless. Genesis 15:5, 17:5; Romans 4:18-19
B. Abraham’s faith glorified God. Genesis 16:1-15; Romans 4:20-21
A. We must trust in a Person. John 17:3; Romans 4:22-24
B. Our perseverance testifies to God’s faithfulness. Romans 4:25
The Next Step Life Group Follow-Up