Sermon for March 19, 2017

Sermon for March 19, 2017 (third Sunday in Lent) Scripture readings: Ex. 17:1-7, Psa. 95:1-11, Rom. 5:1-11, John 4:5-42 REJOICING IN OUR JUSTIFICATION (Romans 5:1-11) By Ted Johnston In Romans 1-4, Paul focuses on justification---the gift of right standing with God received by those who trust in Christ for their salvation. This gift unites believers with God and thus with other believers, including Abraham, who Paul identifies in Romans 4 as the "father" of all who have faith in God. Whether Jew or Gentile, these believers are all part of one family. This is Paul’s theme throughout Romans 5 and 6 as he writes to believers in churches in Rome composed of multiple ethnicities. Paul begins our passage today (Romans 5:1-11) with six... Read the article

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