Pastor Ray begins today in Matthew 7. The gospel produces real righteousness, not imaginary righteousness and that’s the primary focus of our broadcast today. Pastor goes through a review of the first three chapters of Romans leading up to Romans 4. Note that the crediting of righteousness is real! We don’t earn our salvation but our deeds reflect our full submission to Jesus.
We can learn much from Father Abraham. Righteousness is reckoned NOT imputed! Salvation is possible only when we fully entrust ourselves to Him, hence our deeds must flow out of our submission. Pastor Ray then takes us to James to make that clear.