Thesis: Only Grace through Faith in Christ is the
Road to Salvation
I. Apart from the law the righteousness of God has
been revealed - by the works of the law nobody will
>The law: Curbs sin, It is a mirror, It is a Guide
II. The contrast: v21 "but now"
>The righteousness of God is displayed not
through the law but faith in Christ.
>The exclusivity of the Gospel Cringes in our
>Jesus is the only way because He is a righteous
Judge and uses the Law to judge.
>This other form (namely, Jesus) was witnessed by
the Law and the Prophets. Genesis 3:15, 15:6
>Only Jesus was able to keep the Law and live by
it. John 1:29, Hebrews 5:8-9, 1 Peter 2:22
>v23 "all have sinned and fall short of the Glory
III. Three technical terms related to the gospel:
1. Justification: to be declared righteous (all
2. Redemption: to buy out and release
>God justifies sinners by grace, is through the
payment Jesus issued for them
>God publicly presented Jesus as the atoning
IV. The Real Reason Behind It All
>God has passed over the sins previously