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Old Age; Young Faith - Romans 4

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Our skin may wrinkle but our faith never has to. Abraham’s faith was vibrant and youthful even when he was nearing one hundred years of age. As Paul points to the patriarch Abraham as an example for justification by faith, we can learn what it means to believe God through all the ages of life. How vibrant is your Christian faith? Have you let cynicism and doubt choke out your confidence in God?

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Old Age; Young Faith
Romans 4
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Our skin may wrinkle but our faith never has to. Abraham’s faith was vibrant and youthful even when he was nearing one hundred years of age. As Paul points to the patriarch Abraham as an example for justification by faith, we can learn what it means to believe God through all the ages of life. How vibrant is your Christian faith? Have you let cynicism and doubt choke out your confidence in God?
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Heart & Soul: A Study through Romans

Heart & Soul: A Study through Romans

When the wrath of God meets the righteousness of God, where does that leave us? The apostle Paul says that we are marked by sin at birth but marked righteous at salvation. In this series through Romans, Skip Heitzig explains the essentials of Christian doctrine that can transform your thoughts, words, and actions. Move from sinner to saint, and from saved to Spirit-filled as you inscribe the essence of the gospel onto your heart and soul.

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  1. Abraham’s Faith Exhibited (vv. 1-15)

  2. Abraham’s Faith Explained (vv. 16-17)

  3. Abraham’s Faith Examined (vv. 18-25)

    1. He Believed God Can Do Anything (vv. 17-18)

    2. He Believed Circumstances Aren’t Everything (v. 19)

    3. He Believed Challenges Are Nothing (v. 20)

    4. He Believed Promises Mean Something (v. 21)

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Connect Recap Notes: August 11, 2019
Speaker: Skip Heitzig
Teaching: "Old Age; Young Faith"
Text: Romans 4

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Our skin may wrinkle but our faith never has to. Abraham's faith was vibrant and youthful even when he was nearing one hundred years of age. As Paul points to the patriarch Abraham as an example for justification by faith, we can learn what it means to believe God through all the ages of life. How vibrant is your Christian faith? Have you let cynicism and doubt choke out your confidence in God?
  1. Abraham's Faith Exhibited (vv. 1-15)
  2. Abraham's Faith Explained (vv. 16-17)
  3. Abraham's Faith Examined (vv. 18-25)
    1. He Believed God Can Do Anything (vv. 17-18)
    2. He Believed Circumstances Aren't Everything (v. 19)
    3. He Believed Challenges Are Nothing (v. 20)
    4. He Believed Promises Mean Something (v. 21)
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Abraham's Faith Exhibited (vv. 1-15)
  • A firm faith makes someone attractive at any age.
  • In the first three chapters of Romans, Paul talked about justification through faith in Jesus Christ. In chapter 4, he presented Abraham and David as examples of faith.
  • In verses 1-5, Paul referred to Genesis 15:1-6, when God took Abraham stargazing. Abraham was childless at eighty-six years old, but God promised that his descendants would be as numerous as the stars.
  • Abraham believed God, and God accounted Abraham as righteous. Accounted is a banking term; Abraham was bankrupt before God, but because he believed, God credited his faith.
  • One of the themes of the New Testament is that sinful man can be made right with God through faith in Jesus Christ. You're only as old as your doubt; if you want to stay young, say amen to God's promises.
Abraham's Faith Explained (vv. 16-17)
  • In verses 16-17, Paul explained the principle of faith (see also Ephesians 2:8).
  • Abraham was the prototype of salvation by faith, so everyone who believes shares the same lineage, and are children of faith.
  • Believers aren't saved through works; it is God in Christ who saves. God's gift of salvation is tied to His grace. We must simply believe to receive.
Abraham's Faith Examined (vv. 18-25)
  • He Believed God Can Do Anything (vv. 17-18)
    • Abraham factored the Lord into life's equation, believing He could and would accomplish His will and purpose.
    • We often project our own limitations onto God. We need a perspective adjustment, so that we can see God for who He is.
  • He Believed Circumstances Aren't Everything (v. 19)
    • Natural impotence is no match for divine competence. Abraham wasn't thinking about the frailties of the flesh, but the faithfulness of God.
    • With the birth of Isaac, Abraham became the "father of multitudes." God fulfilled His promises to Abraham and Sarah.
  • He Believed Challenges Are Nothing (v. 20)
    • The word waver in verse 20 means to vacillate; Abraham struggled in his faith (see Genesis 16:1-4, 15-16; 17:17-18). But a struggling faith is not the same as a doubting faith (much like temptation to sin is not the same as sin). Abraham put his faith into action and was "strengthened in faith" (v. 20).
    • Abraham's faith began by believing God's words; faith comes by hearing God's Word (see Romans 10:17).
  • He Believed Promises Mean Something (v. 21)
    • God's promises are as good as performances; they will happen.
    • Abraham was circumcised, then said amen. Abraham's faith followed God into the future.
    • What you believe about God is the most important thing about you; it determines what you think, how you act, and everything else in life. So, stand on His promises through faith.
Practice

Connect Up: Though we can see the handiwork of God in creation, we can't physically see God. Having faith in God is like trusting in the laws of physics to get a plane in the air. According to Hebrews 11:1 and 6, why is faith vital for belief in God? Knowing is not enough, nor is conviction. We must receive—by faith, through God's grace—the promises of God in Christ. Discuss why each of the following kinds of faith is important in our relationship with God:
  • Notitia: The content of faith; the knowledge and information of what we believe.
  • Assensus: The conviction that the content is true.
  • Fiducia: Personal trust, reliance, and assurance; saving faith.
Connect In: How is faith communicated and lived out in the church? Here are some areas to discuss:
  • Worship: How does faith inform worship?
  • Service: How should faith influence how we serve others?
  • Evangelism: How can faith affect how we reach out to others with the gospel?
  • Doctrine: How should faith influence the teaching of the Bible?
Connect Out: How would you explain to an unbeliever the role of faith in the Christian life? Knowing that all people have faith in something, how can you direct an unbeliever's faith in self, science, money, power, etc., to faith in God?

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The Heart and Soul of the Gospel
Romans 1:1-7
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Today we embark on a thirty-two-week journey through the book of Romans. Considered to be Paul the apostle’s magnum opus, this book is largely responsible for igniting the fires of the Protestant Reformation and the Wesleyan Revival. As Paul introduced himself to the church at Rome, he got right to the heart and soul of the matter—the gospel—the good news that presents Jesus Christ as God’s great answer to the pressing need of the human race.
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5/19/2019
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Unashamed!
Romans 1:16-17
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Standing up for and speaking out about our faith in Jesus Christ can sometimes feel awkward and intimidating. Often our message is not received with glad faces or with open arms by the people we work with and live next to. As Paul was planning to visit Rome, he expressed eagerness rather than hesitation to herald this message. Why was that? The apostle gives us five reasons for his readiness and enthusiasm.
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5/26/2019
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Is God Mad?
Romans 1:18-32
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The Wrath of God Is Revealed God is full of love, right? Right! That’s the good news. And Paul gets back to that theme and develops it fully in the chapters ahead. But first, there’s some bad news. Like a powerful prosecuting attorney, Paul made the case as to why we need the good news of Christ. God’s grace is necessary because of our guilt. In this section, we learn about the wrath of God—an attribute that many people can’t wrap their heads (and hearts) around.
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7/7/2019
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Four Mistakes Religious People Make
Romans 2:1-11
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Jesus was not a religious leader. He was a righteous leader. And He was often confronting the religious leaders of His day. Likewise Paul found many enemies among the religious elite of his day, among both Jews and Gentiles. After announcing his theme of good news in Jesus, Paul promptly plunged into the bad news of God’s wrath—a subject that religious people sometimes love (but for all the wrong reasons). Paul tells us some of their most common mistakes.
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7/14/2019
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Hypocrisy Gets an Audit
Romans 2:17-29
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All businesses, corporations, and individuals have blind spots. Auditors can help by giving a clear and unbiased reading of practices and procedures, and then give appropriate recommendations for change. Here, Paul played the role of auditing the hypocrite—the one who has spiritual style but no substance. Let’s consider the assets, the deficits, and the net appraisal of the one who wears a spiritual disguise.
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7/28/2019
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The Advantage of Having the Bible
Romans 3:1-8
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Those who have been raised in a home with spiritual foundations and the teaching of Scripture have an edge over those who were never exposed to such benefits. The advantage of having access to the Bible is enormous, but it is not a fail-safe. Paul addressed the Jews who were caretakers of God’s own words, and much can be applied to anyone who has the advantage of revealed truth but fails to take it to heart.
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8/4/2019
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How Prisoners Go Free
Romans 3:9-26
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Freedom is a huge word for the Christian believer. Picture yourself nervously standing in a courtroom before a judge who has just read the pile of evidence against you. Just before the gavel strikes the bench proclaiming your guilt, a piece of evidence strikes his gaze and he unexpectedly announces your innocence. You can now go free! Here Paul explains how any person anywhere can find hope and freedom because of the gospel.
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8/18/2019
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Our Benefits Package
Romans 5:1-5
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Why is being a Christian so great? Every unbeliever you meet is asking that question as they observe your life. What are the benefits of living with a committed faith in Jesus? After explaining what it means to be right with God by believing in Christ, and after illustrating that principle with Abraham, Paul gives a short list of some of the benefits of a saved life.
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