We Are Saved By Faith, Not Works! – Romans 4

From my reading in Romans 4 in the One Year Bible New Testament.

We don’t have to do anything in order to be saved, other than trust Jesus with our lives.

“But people are counted as righteous, not because of their work, but because of their faith in God who forgives sinners.” Rom 4:5

Our works don’t work!

Faith is the only thing that really works when it comes to being saved. Paul used the example of Abraham to explain that faith is really the only thing that saves you and not good works,

And because of Abraham’s faith, God counted him as righteous. And when God counted him as righteous, it wasn’t just for Abraham’s benefit. It was recorded for our benefit, too, assuring us that God will also count us as righteous if we believe in him, the one who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.  He was handed over to die because of our sins, and he was raised to life to make us right with God.” Rom 4:22-25

Jesus did all the work necessary for our salvation.

Jesus lived a perfect life in our place, then he died in our place. He did this so that we can be made right in God’s sight!

God will count us righteous also if we will put our faith in him, offering him our lives.

What is holding you back from putting your faith in Jesus and receiving eternal life?

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About David Worcester

I am the founder and director of a campus ministry at San Diego State called Challenge. I am also serving as an ordained elder at Mission Trails Church. I love speaking and writing about college ministry, gospel appointments, and practical ways to live out God’s Word! I am also passionate about: leadership training, learning, missions, church planting, surfing, hiking, sports, photography and traveling (So far I’ve visited 23 countries & all 50 states). I’m married to Jessica Worcester who I fell in love with while doing college ministry together and we have a two year old son named Samuel. I graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies. And I received my Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. I am an ordained minister who loves speaking and writing about practical ways to live out God’s Word in life and ministry.

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