JUSTIFIED BY FAITH ALONE IN CHRIST

Updated: May 29, 2019

Justified by Faith Alone in CHRIST


Galatians 3:1-11 [LEB] 3 O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as having been crucified? 2 I want only to learn this from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 3 Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now trying to be made complete by the flesh? 4 Have you suffered so many things for nothing—if indeed also it was for nothing? 5 Therefore does the one who gives you the Spirit and who works miracles among you do so by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?


6 Just as Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him for righteousness, 7 then understand that the ones ⌊ who have faith ⌋ , these are sons of Abraham. 8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, proclaimed the good news in advance to Abraham: “In you all the nations will be blessed.” 9 So then, the ones who have faith are blessed together with Abraham who believed. 10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under a curse, for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not abide by all the things that are written in the book of the law to do them.” 11 Now it is clear that no one is justified in the sight of God by the law, because “the one who is righteous will live by faith.”


Memory Verse: Galatians 3:11


Now it is clear that no one is justified in the sight of God by the law, because “the one who is righteous will live by faith.”



FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST ARE JUSTIFIED BY FAITH ALONE IN

JESUS CHRIST BECAUSE..


I. THIS WAS GOD’S DESIGN FROM THE BEGINNING


Galatians 3:1-9 [LEB]

O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as having been crucified? 2 I want only to learn this from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 3 Are you so foolish?


Having begun by the Spirit, are you now trying to be made complete by the flesh? 4 Have you suffered so many things for nothing—if indeed also it was for nothing?


Therefore does the one who gives you the Spirit and who works miracles among you do so by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?


Just as Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him for righteousness, 7 then understand that the ones ⌊ who have faith ⌋ , these are sons of Abraham. 8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, proclaimed the good news in advance to Abraham: “In you all the nations will be blessed.” 9 So then, the ones who have faith are blessed together with Abraham who believed.


Genesis 22:15-18

And the angel of Yahweh called to Abraham a second time from heaven. And he said, “I swear by myself, declares Yahweh, that because you have done this thing and have not withheld your son, your only child, 17 that I will certainly bless you and greatly multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven, and as the sand that is by the shore of the sea. And your offspring will take possession of the gate of his enemies. 18 All the nations of the earth will be blessed through your offspring, because you have listened to my voice.”




FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST ARE JUSTIFIED BY FAITH ALONE IN

JESUS CHRIST BECAUSE..


1. THIS WAS GOD’S DESIGN FROM THE BEGINNING.


2. ONLY JESUS, THE CHRIST COULD FULFILL THE LAW, PERFECTLY.


II. ONLY JESUS, THE CHRIST COULD FULFILL THE LAW, PERFECTLY.


Galatians 3:10-18 [LEB]

For as many as are of the works of the law are under a curse, for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not abide by all the things that are written in the book of the law to do them.” 11 Now it is clear that no one is justified in the sight of God by the law, because “the one who is righteous will live by faith.” 12 But the law is not from faith, but “the one who does these things will live by them.”


Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by* becoming a curse for us, because it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree,” 14 in order that the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, so that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.


The Promise to Abraham and His Descendant 15 Brothers, I am speaking according to a human perspective. Nevertheless, when* the covenant of a man has been ratified, no one declares it invalid or adds additional provisions to it.


Now to Abraham and to his descendant the promises were spoken. It does not say, “and to descendants,” as concerning many, but as concerning one, “and to your descendant,” who is Christ. 17 Now I am saying this: the law, that came after four hundred and thirty years, does not revoke a covenant previously ratified by God, in order to nullify the promise. 18 For if the inheritance is from the law, it is no longer from the promise, but God graciously gave it to Abraham through the promise.


16 Hebrews 9:11-14

But Christ has arrived as a high priest of the good things to come. Through the greater and more perfect tent not made by hands, that is, not of this creation, 12 and not by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood, he entered once for all into the most holy place, obtaining eternal redemption. 13 For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow sprinkled on those who are defiled sanctify them for the ritual purity of the flesh, 14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works to serve the living God?


FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST ARE JUSTIFIED BY FAITH ALONE IN JESUS CHRIST BECAUSE..


1. THIS WAS GOD’S DESIGN FROM THE BEGINNING.


2. ONLY JESUS, THE CHRIST COULD FULFILL THE LAW, PERFECTLY.


3. IMPERFECT PEOPLE NEED THE SAVIOR WHO COULD FREE US FROM THE CURSE OF THE LAW


III. IMPERFECT PEOPLE NEED THE SAVIOR WHO COULD FREE US FROM THE CURSE OF THE LAW.


Galatians 3:19-29 [LEB]

Why then the law? It was added on account of transgressions, until the descendant should come to whom it had been promised, having been ordered through angels by the hand of a mediator. 20 Now the mediator is not for one, but God is one.


Therefore is the law opposed to the promises of God? May it never be! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, certainly righteousness would have been from the law.


But the scripture imprisoned all under sin, in order that the promise could be given by faith in Jesus Christ to those who believe.


But before faith came, we were detained under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith was revealed. 24 So then, the law became our guardian until Christ, in order that we could be justified by faith. 25 But after* faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.


For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, 27 for as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are


Christ’s, then you are descendants of Abraham, heirs according to the promise.


Acts 4:10-12 [LEB]

Let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by him this man stands before you healthy! 11 This one is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, that has become ⌊ the cornerstone ⌋ . 12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven that is given among people by which we must be saved.”


FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST ARE JUSTIFIED BY FAITH ALONE IN JESUS CHRIST BECAUSE..


1. THIS WAS GOD’S DESIGN FROM THE BEGINNING.


2. ONLY JESUS, THE CHRIST COULD FULFILL THE LAW, PERFECTLY.


3. IMPERFECT PEOPLE NEED THE SAVIOR WHO COULD FREE US FROM THE CURSE OF THE LAW

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