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Hope For The Hopeless Sermon Notes

Sermon 5 of our series on "Unshakable Hope" by Max Lucado.

Romans 3:23 - (23) for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Romans 6:23 - (23) For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:1-2 - (1) Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, (2) because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

Romans 5:12 - (12) Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned

Romans 5:1 - (1) Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 4:3-5 - (3) What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” (4) Now to the one who works, wages are not credited as a gift but as an obligation. (5) However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness.

Our faith is credited as ____________.


Ephesians 2:8 - (8) For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—

We are saved from our sins by ____________, through _____________.

The Grace/Faith Relationship

  1. Deliverance from sins comes only by God's forgiveness.
  2. Forgiveness is only possible by God's grace.
  3. Grace is received through our faith in God's promise.
  4. Faith is the key that opens the treasure-house of grace.
  • Jack Cottrell's comments on Romans 4:16
  • Jack Cottrell, Ph.D. (2013). College Press NIV Commentary, The. College Press Publishing Co..

We receive God's ________, through ________, because Jesus Christ ________ ______ __________ for sin.

Romans 3:25-26 - (25) God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— (26) he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.

Therefore, there is now ___ ____________ for those who are in Jesus Christ, (Romans 8:1)