April 29-May 5, 2018

SCRIPTURE

Romans 4:1-8

SUMMARY

In persuading his Jewish brothers as to the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus in Romans 4, Paul appeals to Abraham, Moses, and David—three arch-forefathers of the Jewish people. Through the quoting of Moses, he states clearly that Abraham was credited righteousness through faith rather than through works. And by quoting David, he emphasizes how this righteousness is a blessing—the exact opposite of a wage. 

In your CG this week, talk about the blessing of righteousness. Spend time also with this week’s Scriptures below and reflect with the following questions and prompts. 

SCRIPTURES:

M: Romans 4:1-8 T: Psalms 32:1-11 W: Acts 15:1-33 TH: Ephesians 2:8-9

HEAR AND OBEY:
Read Acts 15:6-11. What truth(s) do you need to submit to by faith? 

CONFESS:
Confess any way you have been trusting in yourself, or working for your righteousness. Confess Romans 4:7-8 and praise God for this blessing.

PRAY:
Pray for world leaders. Pray that God would grant righteousness to them through faith. Pray that all nations would be transformed by the gospel.