Died for Our Sins, Raised to Make Us Right

Series: Recalibrate | Week 4: Spiritual Fathers and Mothers

Day Five Romans 4:20-25

Pray: Invite God into your time and ask Him to speak to you, then read the passage. 

20 Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. 21 He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises. 22 And because of Abraham’s faith, God counted him as righteous. 23 And when God counted him as righteous, it wasn’t just for Abraham’s benefit. It was recorded 24 for our benefit, too, assuring us that God will also count us as righteous if we believe in him, the one who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. 25 He was handed over to die because of our sins, and he was raised to life to make us right with God. – Romans 4:20-25 (NLT)

Discover: Use the Discover section of your Recalibrate journal to write down your answers to the following observation and interpretation questions.

1. What words does Paul use to demonstrate the depth of Abraham’s faith (verses 20-21)?

2. How does Abraham’s faith benefit others (verses 23-24)?

3. What two components of one saving work must people believe to be made right with God (verse 25)?

Respond: Use the Respond section of your journal to answer the following application prompts.

1. What does this passage teach me about God?

2. How does this aspect of His character change my view of self and others?

3. What should I do in response and when?

For Further Learning
: Listen to this eight-minute Bible Recap podcast of Romans 4-7.

For Families with Kids at Home: 
When we believe in God, it’s not just for our benefit – it’s also for the benefit of others. When God changes our hearts, it often affects those around us, even if we don’t always see it! Take time to pray with your kids today and ask that God would help them bless other people as they put their trust in Him.

*If you don't have a Recalibrate journal, you can use any journal available to you to write down your responses.

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