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TITLE: Imputed for Righteousness
TEXT: Romans 4:19-25
PROPOSITION: The only way to be right before God is
through "accounted as righteous."
KEY WORD: Accountings
SCRIPTURE READING: Same
– "imputed"; NKJV – "accounted"
is keeping books – Revelation 20:12
an accountant – writing on your account – "Paid in full"
of unjust steward – Luke 16:1-8
Learn from Abraham:
weak in faith (19)
Faith can be weak or strong
our goal is to be strong and growing in faith
where is your faith right now? Strong, Growing
waver at the promise of God (20-21)
God said it – I believe it
Our faith wavers – Not the promises of God
Song – Standing on the Promises of God
– It was accounted to him for righteousness
Put on his record – AS IF it were paid
God looks at the record – "Paid in Full"
was not righteous – it was just written to his account
He did not pay the bill
Bill for sin = death (Romans 6:23 – wages of sin is death)
Short of death – what would it take to pay the bill?
Pray, read, attend, study, give, worship, teach, work, serve others
All these are good – they just come up short of full payment
NOTE: We should do all these things BECAUSE we are righteous
NOT to OBTAIN righteousness
just for him – this is for us – you and me, tonight (24)
God will do the same for us who believe
We can be like Abraham – out of debt, free and clear – imputed
in Jesus, died for our sins, raised for our justification (25)
Believe in the D, B. R
Believe in imputed righteousness
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