Reformation Day

God Gives Us Faith and Makes Us Free

Romans 3: 19 - 28

As modern Christians, we walk by faith. Our awareness of faith and how it works in our lives comes from this passage in Romans.

This passage was the basis of the Reformation in Western Christianity, the solid rock on which Martin Luther based his teaching of the goodness of God.

This basic belief of Lutheran Christians is called justification by faith: God gives us faith in him which saves us from ourselves and our sins. We do not and cannot save ourselves by anything we do or anything we say.

1. When does God accept people?

[God accepts people only because they have faith in Jesus Christ.]

2. Are we sinful people?

[Yes, we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.]

3. How does God treat us?

[God treats us much better than we deserve.]

4. Is God the God of everyone?

[There is only one God, and he accepts us because of our faith.]

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