Olivet high school(OHS) students with 4 teachers joined to Thursday bible study on 6th August 2020 around 14:00-15:30hrs. The message shared by brother Matthew from the book of Romans chapter 4. There is 18 students’ attendance.
Brother Matthew shared that What than shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh? Even Abraham, the father of faith, was really a weak man and so he took Hagar, his wife’s maidservant, to bear a child, who stood against God. Abraham had nothing to be proud of in his flesh.
Brother Matthew shared that Romans chapter 4 explains to us what it means to have faith in the righteousness of God. As an example of this, it tells us how Abraham attained God’s righteousness, asking “what shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh? “Romans 4:1 Abraham had nothing to be proud of in his flesh, nor any righteousness. On the contrary, we can see from the Bible that he even failed to abide by the moral standard of mankind. To save his own life, he had betrayed his wife and as we can see from this, Abraham didn’t even have any righteousness of man.
However, he believed in the word of the righteousness of God in its entirety with his heart, his faith was approved by God. What, then, happened to his sin of betraying his wife? This sin had been blotted out by God. God had blotted out the sin of Abraham with the gospel of the water and the spirit containing his righteousness. This is the power of the true gospel.